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The Big Takeover Issue #90

Big Takeover Exclusives

Video Premiere: "Lost In Art" by A Fragile Tomorrow

13 May 2022

A Fragile Tomorrow’s first track/video, “Lost In Art”, ahead of the highly anticipated release of their new album It’s Better That Way, (out July 15th) is the anchor of the upcoming album.

Video Premiere: "Stomp the Devil” by The Mortal Prophets

13 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Stomp the Devil”, the debut single by The Mortal Prophets, from their upcoming debut EP of the same name due to drop July 8.

Video Premiere: "Problem" by The Dreadnoughts

12 May 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of the new video “Problem” by The Dreadnoughts in anticipation of their upcoming full-length out June 24th.

Song Premiere: "Park Bench" by The Claudettes

11 May 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of “Park Bench”, the second single off The Claudettes forthcoming Oct 14th release, Go Out.

Song Premiere: "Bats!" by KITIMOTO

8 May 2022

Phoenix, Arizona’s KITIMOTO premieres their charging punk single “Bats!” with The Big Takeover, imploring listeners to “pray to the sand.”

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NEWS: Big Takeover Issue #90 (Billy Bragg cover) About to Ship! If You Want It By Mail Straight From the Printer, Must Subscribe/Renew/Pre-Order Now! Existing Subscribers: Update Your Address ASAP!

7 May 2022

Good news! Big Takeover Issue #90 Spring 2022 with Billy Bragg on the cover has nearly been completed and will be out shortly! But hurry to order—pre-orders and subscriptions are best/crucial! (And Important!!: If you are a subscriber and you need to update your address, please tell us right away. The post office almost never forwards our issues even if you have a forwarding order in place.)

Video Premiere: "Don't Mind the Merry Go Round" by Crandelion

7 May 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Don’t Mind the Merry Go Round” by Chicago-raised and L.A.-based musician and songwriter Crandelion.

Video Premiere: "Everyday Existential Crisis" by Madeline Rosene

5 May 2022

Madeline Rosene drops her new single and video Everyday Existential Crisis

Song and Lyric Video Premiere: "I Am the Wounded" by The Bell and the Hammer

5 May 2022

On their new album The Things We Get Wrong, the Cincinnati-based, husband-and-wife duo dive deep into the reflection they see in the mirror, swimming across the landscape of college, friendships, faith, marriage and parenting to reach a new kind of clarity.

Song Premiere: "Forty Visits" by Andrew Yarovenko

5 May 2022

Yarovenko is preparing to release his debut solo LP, Start Somewhere, an evocative instrumental journey through disillusionment in the face of late-stage capitalism.

Song Premiere: "There Goes a Brooklyn Girl" by Freedy Johnston

4 May 2022

The Big Takeover is pleased to present “There Goes a Brooklyn Girl”, the first single off Freedy Johnston’s 9th album, Back on the Road to You out September 9, 2022 via 40 Below Records.

Song Premiere "LIVE AND I LEARN” by The Weird Sisters

3 May 2022

LIVE AND I LEARN from The Weird Sisters is a funk rock banger that merges the duo’s eclectic musical backgrounds.

ZOE’S PROJECT: A COMPILATION TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE (Triple Song Premiere) SWIIMS, ABIRD, SONOFDOV

2 May 2022

Big Takeover is pleased to premiere a new compilation to raise awareness about domestic abuse released by Mint 400 Records.

Video Premiere: “Burn It” by Ex Norwegian

30 April 2022

South Florida’s Ex Norwegian keep the music going with their 13th album, blending classic influences such as Bowie, Reed & the Kinks into an enthralling blend of alt. powerpop, stoner rock and light psychedeliia.

Album Premiere: "Never Heavy" by Never Heavy

29 April 2022

“Never Heavy” is both celebratory and contemplative — the sound of an artist getting it all right, without forgetting what it took to get there.

Video Premiere: “Brighten the Corner” by Night Court

28 April 2022

Big Takeover is excited to bring you the video premiere of “Brighten the Corner” by Night Court.

Song Premiere: “Meantime/Between Time” by Autumn Hollow

27 April 2022

Boston band, Autumn Hollow, releases their single “Meantime/Between Time,” off the Americana EP, Throw the House, due out June 17.

Video Premiere: "Choker" by Walker Brigade

27 April 2022

“Choker”, the first video from “If Only” — the keenly-awaited full-length debut from LA quartet Walker Brigade — introduces the band’s signature postpunk pop sound.

Wesley Dean

Song Premiere: Wesley Dean "Leave Adelaine Alone"

25 April 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Australian musician Wesley Dean’s new single “Leave Adelaide Alone”, from his upcoming album unknown, out April 29.

Davey Furey

Song Premiere: Davie Furey "History"

25 April 2022

Irish singer-songwriter Davie Furey’s new single, “History,” is a Celtic-folk-infused, synth-bolstered anthem begging to echo off arena walls. It’s a sound as big as its carpe-diem call to action.

OV STARS photo by Nick Kiefer

EP Premiere: Tuesdays by Ov Stars

20 April 2022

The Asbury Park-based songwriting team of former Psychic TV bassist Alice Genese and Shaune Pony Heath, who operate as Ov Stars, are releasing their debut, Tuesdays.

Andrew Weiss

Video Premiere: "A Beginner's Guide To Being Famous" by Andrew Weiss and Friends

19 April 2022

With a handful of releases already under their belts (most recently 2021’s Highly Fascinated), Weiss and his collaborators return in 2022 with an ambitious double album, Sunglass & Ash.

Willis Willis

Album Premiere: Predazzled by Willis Willis

18 April 2022

A frequent collaborator in the Brooklyn music scene, Willis Willis is releasing his debut album Predazzled on April 22. The project explores themes of transformation with a refreshing emotional candor, mixing in elements of ’90s grunge, gothic Americana, and classic alt-rock.

Blake Morgan

Video Feature: "Baby I Would Want You" by Blake Morgan

15 April 2022

Shot entirely at iconic Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, Blake Morgan’s new video “Baby I Would Want You” re-teams the artist with New York City indie-filmmaker Alice Teeple.

Alpha Cat

Video Premiere: "Orbit" by Alpha Cat

8 April 2022

“Orbit” is a video for song that’ll be included on songwriter/producer Alpha Cat’s upcoming Venus Smile EP. The track was written and produced by Alpha Cat aka Elizabeth McCullough and features Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, John Mayer) on guitar, bassist Reggie McBride (Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Parliament) and Jason Harrison Smith on drums. It was mixed and mastered by the late Brett “Cosmo” Thorngren.

Alpha Rabbit

Video Premiere: "Eternity" by Alpha Rabbit

8 April 2022

Alpha Rabbit recently released their compelling new single, “Eternity,” through New Jersey Indie label Mint 400 Records. Coming on April 15t,h the band drops their new album which is also titled Eternity. Today the Trenton, NJ trio brings you the premiere of the video for “Eternity”.

Chateau Chateau

Video Premiere: "Push Your Luck" by Chateau Chateau

7 April 2022

Equal parts melancholy and glitter, Chateau Chateau is an evolving community of musicians from Tuscon, Arizona making cathartic indie pop for weirdos, outcasts, queer folks, and anyone else who needs it.

The March Divide

Song Premiere: "Tension In The Air" by The March Divide

7 April 2022

Putnam’s urgent melodies, wrapped in just-slick-enough production, draw you in and keep you there. “Tension In The Air” is one of The March Divide’s best examples of this trick to date.

Silktail photo credit Nate Iversen

Song Premiere: "Clarity" by Silktail

6 April 2022

Pleasingly loud, blown-out-speaker, hard-hitting melodic alt-rock from Lansing, Michigan

Startographers photo by Craig Knapp

Video Premiere: "Backslide" by Startographers

6 April 2022

“Backslide’‘ is the second single from the Austin-based band’s forthcoming debut album, coming in late 2022. The single will be released this Friday on Shifting Sounds.

CSDM Photo by Rick Campbell

Song Premiere: "Concrete" by CSDM

4 April 2022

As the sun sets on an ever-heating planet, strange synthesizers converse in the distance, punctured by disco rhythms and interjected by saxophone growls, akin to a jukebox of divine sadistic temptations, oozing goth rock-esque melodies that forever haunt you… You have just been exposed to the groovy sonic onslaught of CSDM a.k.a. Celebrity Death Slot Machine, a collective based in Atlanta, Georgia that features current and former members of alternative outfits: Material Girls, Neighbor Lady, Mothers and Rose Hotel.

Bryon Parker

EP Premiere: 3 Consecutive Championships by Bryon Parker

1 April 2022

“I’m an eternal intern, celebrating the buzz.”

Sara Melson

Song Premiere: "Wound Too Tight" by Sara Melson

31 March 2022

“Wound Too Tight” will be available to stream and download on all digital platforms this Friday, April 1.

bathe alone Photo Credit - Paula Harding

Song Premiere: "Waste It" by Bathe Alone

31 March 2022

A goldmine of dream pop and psychedelic folk, it’s the second take from the Atlanta-based outfit’s upcoming sophomore album. Listen to the exclusive single premiere today — only at The Big Takeover.

Sleepersound

Song Premiere: Sleepersound “Emissaries (Live)”

30 March 2022

Sleepersound is a five-man collective, combining elements of Indie-rock, Jazz, and Krautrock, to a live mixed visual aesthetic weaving a real time soundtrack.

The Big Sway

Video Premiere: The Big Sway, Almost Home

30 March 2022

The Big Sway had played a particularly rowdy late-night set at a local festival.

Catherine Campbell

Video Premiere: "Shivers" by Catherine Campbell (written by Roland S. Howard)

30 March 2022

Campbell’s version of “Shivers” appears on her sophomore EP Leave No Trace, which was released on Friday, March 25, and the lyric video was conceived, directed and edited by Joe Dean Hinkle.

Caleb Nichols

Song Premiere: "Run Rabbit Run" by Caleb Nichols

30 March 2022

Like a musical multivitamin, Caleb Nichols’ music weaves together the experience of a micro-mushroom-dosed pizza for your gay date night with the magnesium/iron combo of queer comedy and tragedy.

Song Premiere: "Why So Serious" by Taylor Barefoot

25 March 2022

Shoe-gazing singer/songwriter Taylor Barefoot is priming a new album for release on April 8 — but the Big Takeover has an early peek at the record with the self-effacing, cinematic escape anthem “Why So Serious.”

Video Premiere: "Achilles" by El Valerie

25 March 2022

Rhode Island-based alternative-pop artist El Valerie returns this spring with Tender Ardor, a new
album of expressive, endlessly catchy songs. Raised in Queens, New York, and currently residing
in Providence, she draws from various cultural and artistic influences to build a colorful creative
world.

Video Premiere: "Something Stupid" by Josh Caterer and Company

24 March 2022

Caterer reunites with bassist John San Juan (Hushdrops) and drummer John Perrin (NRBQ) for an electrifying performance recorded at SPACE, an intimate concert hall on Chicago’s north side.

Album Premiere: Subterranea by Sunglaciers

24 March 2022

Tomorrow, Calgary’s post-punk meets psychedelic pop outfit Sunglaciers will be releasing their new album, Subterranea, via Montreal imprint Mothland. Ahead of the album’s release, the Big Takeover is happy to premiere an early album stream of the record.

Album Premiere: Retired Outlaw by Crash Taylor

23 March 2022

Politics, creativity, love, family relations and just telling a good storytelling have inspired the New York musician’s relationship with the art of writing and an ease with the insanity that is creativity.

Fred

Video Premiere: "Latest Jesus" by Fred

23 March 2022

Today, the Big Takeover premieres a new video by Fred called “Latest Jesus.” The song appears on his Creature, EP out Friday on Mother West.

Video Premiere: "Distress Signal" by If It Kills You

22 March 2022

On April 1, the raucous outfit from Bakersfield, California, will deliver their second full-length, Invisible Self. In their corner this time around is producer Jim Ward of At the Drive-In and Sparta fame.

Video Premiere: “Strange Times” by Blonde Diamond

22 March 2022

The indie-pop quartet’s long-awaited debut LP is due to arrive later this year. But in the meantime, the Vancouver crew is feeding us a colorful new video to whet our appetite.

Song Premiere: "So I’ve Been Told" by City of Four

22 March 2022

Due to drop Friday, Where Were We? might reference the pandemic, but its ebullient, smooth sound resembles anything but fear and frustration. Today, the Big Takeover is excited to present one of the tracks from the record.

Song Premiere: "Pulsar" by Ukraine's Somali Yacht Club

21 March 2022

With the horrors occurring in Ukraine amid Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country, the Big Takeover has the distinct honor today of exclusively debuting a musical ray of hope originating from one of the best bands Ukraine has to offer.

Song Premiere: "Audience of Thoughts" by Sonny Falls

21 March 2022

The second single off the album Audience of Thoughts cements the effort as a raucous release. “I wanted the song to shred,” the musician behind the project told the Big Takeover.

Video Premiere: "Is It True?" by Aaron M Olson

18 March 2022

The song is a sunny, shimmering, irresistibly pleasant tune reminiscent of Brian Wilson that perfectly suits a video sequence in which a smiling young girl blows bubbles while prancing across the lawn.