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Video Premiere: "To Love Somebody" by Eva & The Vagabond Tales featuring Bob Cowsill

2 February 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Video Premiere: “To Love Somebody” by Eva & The Vagabond Tales featuring Bob Cowsill.

Song Premiere: "Something New" by JoobieSeaz

31 January 2023

JoobieSeaz returns with another killer dreampop/indie single “Something New” via Pyrrhic Victory Recordings.

Song Premiere: “Love 4 Nothing” by STAHV

30 January 2023

Seattle-based STAHV premieres anthemic post-punk track “Love 4 Nothing” from Simple Mercies EP.

Song Premiere: "A Fresh Kill” by Spaghetti Eastern Music

29 January 2023

Spaghetti Eastern Music returns to instrumental mode with blistering electronica-driven acoustic blues, “A Fresh Kill”.

Video Premiere: "Surrender" by Cult of Lip

27 January 2023

Psych/Shoegaze outfit Cult of Lip announce their upcoming debut full-length by releasing new video for the first single, “Surrender”.

Album Premiere: "Amer Rouge" by Steakhouse

26 January 2023

The killer new full-length from San Francisco’s Steakhouse is a modern post-punk masterpiece.

Video Premiere: "Dopamine Blues" by Turn Turn Turn

25 January 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Dopamine Blues” by Turn Turn Turn.

Video Premiere: “Time Changes Everything” by Chris Picco

24 January 2023

Chris Picco offers pure power-pop bliss with his new single “Time Changes Everything” from the album Split Down The Middle, available March 22.

Song Premiere: "Meeting The Moment" by No Time For Caution

23 January 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “The Days Are Long, But the Years Are Short” by No Time For Caution.

Video Premiere: "Feel It Comin' On" by Star Collector

20 January 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of the first single and video from Star Collector’s sixth full-length album, ‘Attack, Sustain, Decay… Repeat’

Song Premiere: "Valley and the Shore" by San Tropez

13 January 2023

San Tropez is blazing a path with their stoner-pop single, “Valley and the Shore,” from their forthcoming debut album Maybe Tomorrow, out on Mint 400 Records later this month.

Song Premiere: “In the distance, where it doesn’t matter” by Slow Fiction

11 January 2023

A follow-up to their last release, In The Distance, Where It Doesn’t Matter is an angsty, high-energy track with a definite early oughts feel, perfect to get one’s hips swaying despite its lyrical basis in a tumultuous emotional struggle.

Jack Rabid’s Best Of 2022 (400 Nods!): Top 200 LPs (New Recordings), Top 60 Retrospective/Reissue Releases, And Top 140 Stand Alone Singles & EPs

9 January 2023

My Best Bets On Another Great Year For Music, Old And New. Hope This List Inspires You To Find, Or Give A Second Look To, A Few Great Releases You Might Miss Otherwise That You End Up Truly Loving—In This Year of Post-Pandemic Outpouring! (It’s My Longest List Ever!)

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NEWS: Big Takeover Issue #91 (The Beths cover) is Now Out!!! Order Today, Hot Off the Presses! Or Subscribe! Or Send our Gift Subscriptions and Back Issues as a Cool Holiday Gift!

18 December 2022

Good news! Big Takeover Issue #91 Fall 2022 with The Beths on the cover is now out! It should be arriving in stores now or may have just hit the shelves (please ask for it by name!), and subscriber copies have been mailed and will arrive shortly! And if you haven’t already, you can subscribe for yourself and/or your friends as a holiday or birthday gift, or send away for our juicy back issues! (All 90 are get-able!) All straight from our secure Shopify online store!

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Video Premiere: "You Are the Sound" by Pam Risourié

16 December 2022

French darkgazers Pam Risourié return with “You Are the Sound” from their upcoming record “Days of Distortion”, continuing their commitment to blending niche genres of 90’s-era shoegaze with more contemporary post-rock persuasions.

Video Premiere: “New Alchemy” by Sleepyhead

16 December 2022

Sleepyhead releases video for “New Alchemy,” the title track from their new album, filmed at the Cape Cod location that inspired the song!

Song Premiere: "It Must Have Been Love" [Roxette Cover] by Covert Stations

16 December 2022

Big Takeover is excited to hos the premiere of “It Must Have Been Love” [Roxette Cover] by Covert Stations.

EP Premiere: "Elephant" by Electric Pets

9 December 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of Elephant EP by Electric Pets.

Song Premiere: "Shot Thru" by The Whiffs

7 December 2022

“Shot Thru”, the second single from The Whiffs’ much-anticipated sophomore album Scratch ‘N’ Sniff is in the air! Not just Another Whiffs record, it’s the NEXT Whiffs record, and it’s here to tickle all of your senses! Recommend if you DIG!: The Whiffs’ previous output, Stiff Records, The Mats, The Rubs and any era of the Fab Four.

Video Premiere: "Obvious" by Push Puppets

6 December 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Obvious” by Push Puppets.

Song Premiere: “Outside” by Dana Why

5 December 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Outside” by Dana Why.

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NEWS: Big Takeover Issue #91 (The Beths 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!

4 December 2022

Good news! Big Takeover Issue #91 Fall 2022 with The Beths on the cover has nearly been completed and will be out shortly! But hurry to order—pre-orders and subscriptions are best/crucial! And they are much cheaper than ordering after we have to turn in our mailing list to the printer.

And it’s just in time for the perfect Christmas, Chanukah, other holidays, birthday, or other gift, even to yourself: Big Takeover Magazine subscriptions and back issues (like the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2022)! 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!

Video Premiere: "The Bomb" by Emily Duff

2 December 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “The Bomb” by Emily Duff.

Album Premiere: "Happy Accidents" by Se Vende

30 November 2022

“We didn’t really have a goal in mind, we just kinda let these songs fall out of us with little regard towards it being likable, we wrote these songs for us because that’s what we’ve always done.” – Collin Smith

Song Premiere: “Midlife Suicide” by Underlined Passages

29 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Midlife Suicide” by Underlined Passages.

Song Premiere: "Link" by Atsuko Chiba

28 November 2022

Montreal psych rockers Atsuko Chiba premiere experimental new single “Link”.

Song Premiere: “Grinning In Your Face” by The Mortal Prophets

25 November 2022

The Mortal Prophets’ newest single is a “contemporary reimagining” of the Delta blues classic, “Grinnin In Your Face,” written by Son House in the 1960s and later covered by Andrew Bird and Beck.

Album Premiere: “How the Darkness Doubled” by The Black Halos

23 November 2022

Glam Punk Pioneers The Black Halos Return With Anticipated New LP “How the Darkness Doubled”

Video Premiere: “Late Night Ramble” by Doug Hoekstra

22 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Late Night Ramble” by Doug Hoekstra.

Song Premiere: "White Flag" by Saline

18 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “White Flag” by Saline.

Video Premiere: "A Storm Called Ida" by Martin Bisi

17 November 2022

Legendary producer Martin Bisi releases video for ‘A Storm Called Ida’, the first single from Feral Myths.

Video Premiere: “Back to the Start” by James Houlahan

15 November 2022

Embark on a road trip along Los Angeles’ iconic Sunset Strip with “Back to the Start” by James Houlahan.

Song Premiere: "A Modern Olympia" by Little Fuss

14 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “A Modern Olympia” by Little Fuss.

Song Premiere: “When You Get Tired” by Renee Maskin

11 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “When You Get Tired” by Renee Maskin.

Album Premiere: "Nothing Is Real" by The Endorphins

10 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Nothing Is Real” by The Endorphins.

Video Premiere: "Afterglow" by Pacifico

9 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Afterglow” by Pacifico.

EP Premiere: "The Only Reward" by David Wilson and the Summer Husbands

8 November 2022

Big Takeover is stoked to host the premiere of David Wilson and the Summer Husbands latest EP “The Only Reward”.

Song Premiere: “Torchbearer” by Sonofdov

7 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Torchbearer” by Sonofdov.

Song Premiere: “Shangri La” by Moonchy & Tobias

4 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Shangri La” by Moonchy & Tobias.

Video Premiere: "Hush" by Stephen Mallinder

3 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Hush” by Stephen Mallinder.

EP Premiere: "K.O." by Komodos

2 November 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of K.O. by Komodos.

Album Premiere: "LIFE…IS A FRACTION" by ELSEWHERE

1 November 2022

Prog-leaning alt/power-pop/new wave Boston-based trio ELSEWHERE release their musically adventurous and evocative concept album LIFE…IS A FRACTION on 11/4. Hear the exclusive stream now at Big Takeover.

Song Premiere: "A Night in the Woods" (The World/Inferno Friendship Society) by Catbite - A Tribute to Jack Terricloth

31 October 2022

Philly ska-punk band Catbite covers The World/Inferno Friendship Society’s “A Night in the Woods” off the upcoming LP Endless Possibility: A Tribute To Jack Terricloth out this Halloween (Oct. 31) in support of the Jack Terricloth Foundation’s memorial shows.

Perpetual Doom releases unique Misfits cover comp for Halloween (Charity for NCADV)

30 October 2022

Brooklyn indie label Perpetual Doom, who has been releasing incredible independent releases since 2014 has just unleashed a new Misfits cover compilation to celebrate Halloween with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

Song Premiere: "The Breaker" by Aaron James

28 October 2022

The beautiful new single from Aaron James’ upcoming full-length is an indie folk gem co-produced by Kid Maestro.

Album Premiere: "Ignite the Sky" by The A.M.s

27 October 2022

The A.M.s release introspective and raw indie-folk debut album, Ignite the Sky.

Album Premiere: "Fast We Fall" by Trumpeter Swan

26 October 2022

On Fast We Fall, the new LP from Trumpeter Swan, multi-instrumentalist Drew Patrizi crafts immaculately layered indie rock imbued with urgent, crackling energy. Big Takeover has an exclusive full-album premiere in advance of the records release this Friday.

Video Premiere: "Mantis" by TVOD

25 October 2022

TVOD lead vocalist and songwriter Tyler Wright describes “Mantis” as a “loud, fast, and persistent, straight to the point tune […] our energy booster.”

Video Premiere: "Your Love Is A Phantom" by Flarelight

24 October 2022

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Your Love Is A Phantom” by Flarelight.

Album Premiere: "Iceberg Theory" by Rob Heath + Kirk Schoenherr

21 October 2022

Rob Heath + Kirk Schoenherr’s Iceberg Theory sounds as if The National, Bill Frisell and Luc Farrari made a film noir soundtrack.