Good news! Big Takeover Issue #87 Fall 2020 with Joe Pernice of Pernice Brothers on the cover has nearly been completed and will be out shortly! But hurry to order—this issue will mostly not be sold in stores (that are still mostly closed for now!), and pre-orders are best/crucial.
And it’s just in time for the perfect holiday, birthday, or other gift, even to yourself: Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2020)! Plus, Children’s sizes for our T-Shirts (to go with several Men’s and Women’s sizes) in three colors, as well as our Big Takeover Beer Cozies and (signed if you like) color 30th Anniversary Festival Posters, and/or our CDs!
Santa Cruz, CA-located chill electro-acoustic duo WaxFeet drop a copacetic debut EP that finds the sweet spot between organic and digital.
German dream-punk outfit Seasurfer branch out into electrogaze and darkwave music on their compelling upcoming album.
New York City-based Chilean singer-songwriter Caterina J is set to release her stylistically diverse new EP in January 2021.
Power pop outfit and Big Takeover faves The Persian Leaps release a bittersweet music video for a catchy track off their latest EP.
Magic Wands present a sweet teaser that will appear on their upcoming album, titled ILLUMINATE, which arrives in early December.
Dayton, Ohio-based rock band The 1984 Draft release a heartfelt and relevant 2-song single that deals with the effects of the pandemic on daily life.
Montreal’s post-punk/shoegaze label Velouria Recordz unveil their latest compilation,featuring The City Gates, Charlatan, Palm Haze, New Age Healers, Bizou (former members of The Smashing Pumpkins, Light FM, and Wax Idols), Black Nite Crash, The Gathering, Untrviolence, Darkswoon, Soft Science, and more.
Craft Recordings reissue an expanded edition of George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ blistering concert album, Live In Boston, 1982.
Cinematic dream-pop band Sleep Still unveil a hypnotic, yet expressive dance-based video (from dancer Xin Ying) for a captivating track.
Pop punk/garage rock band honeychain (led by Hilary Burton) unleash a high-impact performance video for their high-energy single.
NYC-based producer and indie music veteran Charlie Nieland (Her Vanished Grace, Lusterlit) is gearing up to release his next solo album.
LA-based indie psych-/space rock outfit Tombstones in Their Eyes unveil the atmospheric lead track from their upcoming double album.
LA-based New Wave band Spacette unveil a captivating ’80s-era Bowiesque single/video from their upcoming self-titled debut EP.
Big Stir Records reissues the engaging debut album of singer Allyson Seconds, which was written and produced by Anton Barbeau.
New acoustic/electric indie music outfit Slow Weather (Chris McCrory of Catholic Action, and Annie Booth) release a captivating EP.
Hilarie Sidney of storied musical collective Elephant 6. and Apples In Stereo releases her first album in 13 years with her band The High Water Marks.
New Wave/dreampop/post-punk band Prismatics unveil an atmospheric video for an engaging number from their long-distance created EP.
Veteran Seattle-based indie rock/shoegaze band Black Nite Crash unveil a dreamy and restless video for a track off their recent EP.
Italian dark psych-folk songwriter Marco Mezzadri, recording as Nero Kane, releases a cinematic album that blends his European roots and American desert rock.
Dark electronic body music artist Thrillsville does just that on a mini-film music video for a high-energy single.from his recent EP.
The alternative rock singer-songwriter blends relevant social perceptions with dynamic and catchy rock music on his new LP.
I Could Live in Hope is the new long-distance slowcore music project of Travis Trevisan (Tape Deck Mountain) and Ronnie Lee (The Cult of Lip).
The Velvet Hands release an antic indie rocker backed by an unusual acoustic version of the track done as a Country ‘n’ Western number.
Nashville-based garage rock ‘n’ roll band The Dirty Delusions offer up a storytelling/performance video for an emotively rollicking number.
Are you feeling it today? We are!
Madisyn Whajne is a First Nations artist from Ontario who presents a crossover blend between pop and indie rock with hooks as catchy as they come
Indie rock duo The Roogs present their self-titled debut album, a hybrid collection of ethereal/aggressive, electronic/acoustic music.
Alt-folk duo of Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt (nephew of renowned Linda Ronstadt) deliver a foreboding socio-political missive on Election Day.
NJ duo Jameison Ledonio and Freedom Bremner offer their take on Sly and The Family Stone’s classic to inspire us to vote and create positive change.
Toni and John Baumgartner of the venerable Speed the Plough are joined by the son of a former member on guitar for a contemplative number.
Perfect for Halloween, Johnny Goth blends Tim Burton-esque pop noir, trap music, industrial, and rock genres on his new LP.
Michigan-originating, Seattle-residing veteran punk rock ‘n’ roll band The Spits return with a new lo-fi, high-energy punk/rock record
Buffalo, NY musician John Toohill, under the moniker Science Man, delivers a noise rock blast from his upcoming LP via Big Neck Records.
Record label Liberation Hall is releasing reissues from San Francisco’s acclaimed 415 Records from the start of the New Wave era.
New York City-based dark rock band My Dear Mycroft unveil their mesmerizing debut album along with a Track-By-Track rundown.
Acclaimed Portland-based post-punk/dreampop noir band Soft Kill unveil another captivating single from their upcoming album.
Renowned UK producer and musician John Fryer has released another compelling collaborative album as Black Need Noise with a bevy of guest vocalists.
I Am a Rocketship’s new single seems to be a nod to the lives of those individuals lost in the struggle for a kinder and better America.
“Any Way I Can Get It” paves the way for Atlanta-based synth-rock sextet PLS PLS’ new album Everything That’s Left. Drummer Takashi Takemura’s hand-animated video follows a personal calamity that expands to the cosmic scale.
South African-born singer-songwriter B. Adams reinvents Daft Punk’s smash “Around The World” as a deeply heartfelt dance ballad.
Acclaimed indie/dreampop band The Luxembourg Signal releases a luminously captivating album via Shelflife and details it with an illuminating track-by-track rundown.
It’s another glimpse into what’s proving to be one of the year’s most promising LPs, further establishing Johansing as a compelling modern songwriter.
North Carolina-based Fort Lowell Records is set to release GROW: A Compilation in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter to help combat racism.
Arizona-based shoegaze/dreampop band Citrus Clouds return with a reflective to dynamic new track from their upcoming 2nd album.
Garage/psych-rock band The Pinkerton Raid deliver a politically astute number with frontman Jesse James DeConto waxing philosophical about the US political divide.
The album will be released in time for Halloween via Los Angeles’ label 33.3 Music Collective and is previewed with a track ft. Curse Mackey.
An award-winning pianist and composer, Peter Colclasure’s new album presents 12 cinematic and minimalistic compositions.
Berlin-based dream-punk/indie rock project Fir Cone Children, helmed by the prolific Alexander Leonard Donat, drops a euphorically bright tune.
Seattle-based indie pop/rock band Sundae Crush delivers a tasty treat with the copacetic animated video for a catchy jam from their upcoming album.