International rock/pop noir artist (and poet/writer, and illustrator) Rykarda Parasol returns with a captivating new album and lyrics book.
Celebrated Swiss-German music duo BOY return with a captivating studio performance video for the acoustic version of a recent poignant single.
Wilmington, North Carolina-located guitar-based dreampop band Lauds unveil their captivating debut EP via Fort Lowell Records.
“Waiting Room” paves the way for Chicago-area prog/roots-pop collective Jeff Elbel + Ping’s new album The Threefinger Opera. The tongue-in-cheek video is directed by Andrew “frosh.” Pickett.
Dutch stoner rock/grunge band Rockford deliver the alternative rock goods on their new single and accompanying music video.
Six-piece music group Fat Cops release a storytelling music video for a single produced by Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake that features Loki – The Scottish Rapper.
The veteran troubadour who’s played for/with The Bogmen, Radio 4, and Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes shares a vibrant and inspiring NYC-centric music video.
British rock stalwarts The Speed Of Sound return with an engaging sci-fi themed single and accompanying animated music video.
Manchester-located blues king Harry Stafford and punk blues veteran Marco Butcher collaborate on a gritty and raw upcoming LP.
The Ohio-based music project of songwriter Skylar Keffer will release their debut EP this August, which is preceded by a reflective single.
Texas-based veteran rock ‘n’ roll band The Roomsounds release a tuneful and engaging Americana lead single from their upcoming LP.
Trinidadian Trish Hosein uses spoken word, vocal effects, and live looping on her upcoming album that mixes pop, hip-hop, and more.
Sam Rosenthal, owner of Projekt Records, darkwave pioneer, and mastermind of electronic/Gothic/darkwave/ambient BTFABG needs your help to fund Kickstarter campaign to create this album! Only 4 days to go!
Veteran NJ-based rock/punk musicians Ryan Struck (Scary Hours, The 65’s) and Joe Pugsley (The 65’s) release a compelling EP as new project Dread Eyes.
Long Island, NY-based post-hardcore band Crash the Calm unfolds the beginning storyline of a stirring album set in the hardscrabble 1930s Southwest.
Garage rock ‘n’ roll band Acid Tongue, with a host of guest artists (Calvin Love, Death Valley Girls, more), deliver a retro rockin’ to soulful record.
Fast-rising darkwave/post-punk outift Creux Lies unveil a darkly alluring electropop track/music video ahead of their 2nd album come October.
LA-based Spencer Hartling and Sami Perez (Cherry Glazerr, The Shes) have both have worked as engineers/producers at Tiny Telephone.
German darkwave trailblazers and post-punk veterans Punk Turns Blue return with a contemplative and melancholic song ahead of a new LP.
Music veteran and 1st Base Runner mastermind Tim Husmann will release his atmospheric debut solo album at the end of July via Souvenir Sound.
Kansas City-based band Emmaline Twist blend vibrant art-rock and haunting post-punk on their latest single and are currently recording new music.
Baltimore, MD-located alt-rock/noise pop band Manners Manners drops a passionate 2-track single composed of a vibrant A-side and kicky GbV cover.
Philadelphia/Baltimore-based atmospheric rock/pop group Cielo Oceano (the non-related Tom Lugo and Andres Lugo) unveil their captivating second LP.
The Canadian indie rock band line up a run of tour dates and drop both a live performance video via KEXP and comic-based lyrics book.
The grunge-punk outfit drop a new single/music video, and get the royal treatment from renowned Steve Albini for their upcoming debut album.
Los Angeles-located grunge-punk duo Tarah Who? unleash a powerful music video that speaks to the need for and catharsis of the #MeToo movement.
Influenced equally by ’80s and modern synth- and electro-pop acts, The Convenience (members of Video Age) offer up their new single/lyric video.
The LA-based outfit’s anthemic single gets the party started before the arrival of their pop-loving, punk-spirited second album in September.
XTC co-frontman Colin Moulding is back now as a solo artist, presenting The Hardest Battle, released as a CD single via Burning Shed.
The band will release an EP in August that features re-imagined and remixed songs by Pete Briquette among other tracks.
Renowned musicians Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey drop a nostalgic lyric video for an engaging track from their The dB’s tribute album.
New York City folk singer-songwriter Sam Barron unveils a storytelling song/video about a downhearted woman who finds release in karaoke.
Renowned Canadian folk musician Murray McLauchlan returns with a socio-politically relevant, perceptive, and philosophical new album about inequality, racism, and hope.
Baltimore, Maryland indie pop trio $100 Girlfriend release a nostalgic video about loss and renewal that was filmed during quarantine.
After over a year of devastation, we are slowly coming back to life and Philadelphia indie (dream)pop outfit Miss Cantaloupe celebrate with a lovely new album.
Renowned musician/artist Tobin Sprout (Guided By Voices) reveals news about tour dates and limited edition 7” single w/ booklet of his paintings.
Irish musician Gavin Murphy unveils an uplifting song that focuses on simple pleasures in life and reflecting upon good memories.
Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/lyricist Alan Brown, recording as The Great Leap Forward, offers up socio-political commentary with his music.
Chicago-located (by-way-of-Austin, TX) ’60s/‘70s-influenced psych-pop artist Daydream Review (AKA Elijah Montez) unveils a copacetic love song.
Acclaimed Canadian power pop band Star Collector unveils a tuneful and compelling psych-rock/pop number/video from their latest album.
Good news! Big Takeover Issue #88 Spring 2021 with Dinosaur Jr. on the cover is now on the stands, being sent out, and available digitally via Flipsnack!
And it’s just in time for the perfect birthday or other gift, even to yourself: Big Takeover Magazine subscriptions and back issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2021)! 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, or our CDs!
Portland, Oregon-based guitar-driven outfit Risley release an LP about connection that ties in threads of indie pop/rock, Americana, and post-punk music.
Dallas, Texas-based indie rock/pop group Abbreviations (filled with veteran musicians) unveils a dreamily melancholy single/performance video.
Guided By Voices Robert Pollard and company do it again, under the moniker of Cub Scout Bowling Pins, delivering a tuneful and trippy new LP.
Brighton, England-based orchestral/psych post-punk ensemble The Academy of Sun to unveil 2 songs via new label Heaven’s Lathe.
Renowned Irish musicians David Long (Into Paradise) and Shane O’Neill (Blue In Heaven) team up on a reflective folk art garage rock maxi-single.
The Christchurch, New Zealand-residing singer-songwriter unveils a relevant new single/video that’s a dark harbinger for her upcoming album on Flying Nun.
Portland, Oregon-based instrumental guitar duo Moon and Bike unveil and entrancing remix of an earthy/dreamy track from their latest record.
Stephen Fievet, creator of comic strip/fanzine Babysue and recording as LMNOP, drops a romping garage rock/power pop number from his upcoming LP.