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Video Premiere: "Gone Too Far" by Catbells

27 October 2023

“Gone Too Far” is a video for one of the featured songs on Partly Cloudy, the full-length debut from Los Angeles-based Dream-pop auteur Catbells. The album was produced by Billy Mohler (Pom Poms, Coastal Clouds, Airborne Toxic Event, Bel Rays, AWOLNation, Sia, Drowning Men, War Tapes), recorded at his studio in Long Beach CA.

Video Premiere: “Who Will Silence the Pigs” by Crush Of Souls

26 October 2023

“It’s a story as old as time; life and death, heaven and hell. Where they meet and where they part. In this mini epic, we watch Charles traverse the netherworld and play scrabble with Death. He exits the lush divinity of family life and plays God with the John Gotti of the afterlife.”

Album Premiere: "Fertile Ashes" by Twin Bridges

25 October 2023

The darkly beautiful new full-length from Portland, Oregon’s Twin Bridges unites clever songwriting and unique cello techniques to create a true folk masterpiece.

Video Premiere: “We Were Wolves” by Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends

24 October 2023

Melvins drummer Dale Crover and ex- Coliseum bassist Tony Ash join prolific frontman Conan Neutron to bash out noisy, infectious power-pop that rocks like old Cheap Trick put through an Amphetamine Reptile filter. The band’s new album “Adult Prom” is a split with cello-core duo Lung, out now on Learning Curve Records (Hammerhead, Vaz, Bummer).

Video Premiere: "Poison Particles" by Tetsuians

23 October 2023

Tetsuians channel their inner demons in the video for their new single “Poison Particles”.

Album Premiere: "The House Of Love" by Endless Forms

21 October 2023

Endless Forms’ unconventional take on love songs in new album The House of Love.

Song Premiere: "Unnatural" by Loose Wing

19 October 2023

“‘Unnatural’ is about a few things, but mainly about how so many aspects of being alive — even including death — are so weird. Just being human is weird! This song is about reckoning with mortality… a poppy reckoning with mortality.” — Claire Tucker of Loose Wing.

Song Premiere: "Nothing Compares to You" by The Helltones

18 October 2023

Big Takeover is stoked to host the premiere of the soulful “Nothing Compares to You”, an epic love song that lands somewhere between the sincerity of Alabama Shakes and the raw emotional intensity of Otis Redding.

Video Premiere: "Twenty-Third" by The Small Square

17 October 2023

“Twenty-Third” is the first video from Ours & Others, the second full length album from The Small Square. The duo of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Paul Chastain and drummer, percussionist, and vocalist John Louis Richardson recorded Ours & Others at Richardson’s Drum Farm Studio, returning to the same studio space in a modified 18th century granary located on 80 acres in which they created their first offering.

Video Premiere: “Dirty Like an Angel” by Divine Horsemen

16 October 2023

“’Dirty Like an Angel’ is one of the spookier, darker-themed songs on the new album and is perfect for an October premiere. In reference to some of the vintage A-bomb footage in the video, that aspect was conceived back in March 2023, before I was aware of the then-upcoming Oppenheimer release.” – Chris D. Divine Horsemen

Album Premiere: "The World’s So Cruel" by SANDS

12 October 2023

London-based artist and producer SANDS drops his debut album The World’s So Cruel.

Video Premiere: “Snooze You Lose” by Hot Garbage

11 October 2023

The new Hot Garbage track “Snooze You Lose” packs an explosive punch, flying through two minutes of maniacal laughter, savvy punk riffage and a heavy dose of Graham Walsh’s signature off-the-wall production.

Ten Million Light release new LP "Into Nothing"

8 October 2023

Ten Million Lights, a four-piece from Portland, Oregon that play noisy, dreamy shoegaze, have just released the new LP Into Nothing

Album Premiere: "Here" by Be

5 October 2023

In a world that can seem increasingly hopeless, Be’s remarkable new album Here is a ray of light and a pure shot of love.

Video Premiere: “Children Of Kali” by Art Bergmann

27 September 2023

Canadian punk icon Art Bergmann releases his latest album ShadowWalk on Sept. 29. In part a tribute to his late wife, the songs also share hard-earned wisdom and hope.

Song Premiere: "Back To Living" by Rose Gerber

26 September 2023

Rose Gerber is an intrepid American roots explorer, incorporating country, folk, rock, alt-rock, and alt-country into a seamless signature aesthetic. As a writer she’s both sensitive and sassy, equally gifted penning Heartland rock n’ roll and heartbreaking balladry. Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of “Back To Living”.

Song Premiere: “Hawk’s Nest” by Abilene

25 September 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Hawk’s Nest” by Abilene.

Album Premiere: "Modern Living" by Four Star Riot

21 September 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Modern Living” by Four Star Riot.

Album Premiere: "Couch Slime IV" by Flesh Produce

20 September 2023

“All the richest people kept getting richer and capitalizing on the plague that was going on. I personally believe there should be no billionaires, and that money makes us all do awful things. I wanted to speak about standing up to it and being strong, badass, and hot enough to do what I want. And that we collectively are powerful enough to change our future.” Big Takeover is pleased to host the premiere of Couch Slime IV by Flesh Produce.

Song Premiere: "Mexico" by Blue Vervain

19 September 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Mexico” by Blue Vervain.

Album Premiere: "Charmer" by Paper Tigers

18 September 2023

“We’re proud of this album,” declare Paper Tigers. “With each release, we pushed ourselves both in terms of songwriting and production and this was the culmination of everything we learned about both.”

EP Premiere: "The Winds" by Arms & Armour

15 September 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of The Winds by Arms & Armour.

Album Premiere: "Transmute" by Phosphene

13 September 2023

Portland duo Phosphene’s new record Transmute is a decisively excellent collection of fuzzy, dreamy indie pop songs.

Song Premiere: "Zephyr" by JJ Slater

12 September 2023

Zephyr is the most similar to my previous releases, dreamy and folky. It’s about when life takes a pause for you, and you realize that not only you need the rest, but it’s perhaps time to stop and reflect on all the changes, good and bad, that maybe you hadn’t noticed.” – Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Zephyr” by JJ Slater.

Album Premiere: "Lines" by Soft Science

7 September 2023

Big Takeover is stoked to host the premiere of Lines by Soft Science. Ross Levine and Katie Haley took some time to offer a few lyrical, musical, or interesting insights about each of the songs.

Video Premiere: "You Do You" by Last Man Back

6 September 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “You Do You”, the second single by Last Man Back, the new project from Alan O’Keeffe.

Album Premiere: "Loud" by Bark (Tim Lee and Sue Lee Bauer)

5 September 2023

Bark is a drum set, a Fender 6-string bass, two voices and more hooks than Bill Dance keeps in his tackle box. Loud is their new album. Bark comprises the collaborative duo of Susan Bauer Lee (drums and vocals) and Tim Lee (Fender VI bass and vocals) based in Water Valley, Mississippi.

Album Premiere: "South Locust" by Swallow the Rat

1 September 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “South Locust” by Swallow the Rat.

Song Premiere: "A Million Miles" by Benjamin Jayne

31 August 2023

“A Million Miles” is the first song released from Broken, the latest release from Benjamin Jayne, a project that is sustained by Benjamin Wright out of Brattleboro, Vermont.

Song Premiere "Remember When" by Elliott Fullam

28 August 2023

Big Takeover is sxcited to host the premiere of “Remember When” by Elliott Fullam.

Song Premiere "Kathy's Song" by Poggy

25 August 2023

UK Folk artist Poggy is back with her take on a Simon & Garfunkel classic.

EP Premiere: "Immaterial" by Supergloom

25 August 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “Immaterial” by Supergloom.

Album Premiere: "What You Feel Is Real" by Nina de Vitry

23 August 2023

Nina de Vitry’s debut album, What You Feel Is Real, dances gracefully between elements of Americana, soul, and jazz. She has created a collection of songs that can make you cry, sing, and dance, all while encouraging you to consider your heart’s true desires.

My Violence releases “20,000 Dashboard Angels” Single + Video

22 August 2023

My Violence is the nom de plume of Viennese chanteuse Silvia Ryder, formerly half of dreampop duo Sugarplum Fairies. Ryder recently announced the project’s forthcoming self-titled debut LP and now, she shares the record’s second single, “20,000 Dashboard Angels.”

Video Premiere: "Good Love" by Cocktail Slippers

21 August 2023

“Good Love” is a powerful rock ‘n’ roll ode to love and empowerment that delves into the story of a girl who seemingly had it all.

Video Premiere: “Feel Bad Fest” by Malick Koly

18 August 2023

In celebration of the arrival of his debut solo EP, Malick Koly unveils a music video for the project’s title track and final single, “Feel Bad Fest,” which he describes as a form of resolve to a recurring nightmare he used to have as a child.

Video Premiere: "Troubleland” by John P. Strohm (Blake Babies)

18 August 2023

Big Takeover is stoked to host the premiere of “Troubleland” by John P. Strohm (Blake Babies).

Video Premiere: "All and Only" by Beekeeper Spaceman

15 August 2023

Cinematic indie rock band Beekeeper Spaceman’s self-titled debut LP (out Nov. 3) evokes a never-ending collision between bucolic bygones and the urban present.

Video Premiere: “Cartoon Heart / Build Me a Question” by R. RING

14 August 2023

R. RING return with a new video for “Cartoon Heart / Build Me a Question” off their latest LP, War Poems, We Rested (Don Giovanni).

Video Premiere "No Hesitation Wounds" by Andrew Adkins

10 August 2023

Big Takeover is excited to host the premiere of “No Hesitation Wounds” by Andrew Adkins.

Video Premiere: “Subsequent Footprint” by Caicos

9 August 2023

Caicos’ brand new single with lojii, “Subsequent Footprint,” explores how learning things that you never knew about yourself can compel life-altering changes that will ultimately leave you at more peace than you were before.

Song Premiere: “My Nature” by Singer Mali

7 August 2023

In “My Nature,” Singer Mali anticipates the devastating impact of natural disasters, such as the Canadian wildfires and the subsequent record-breaking temperatures that have now become a harsh reality.

EP Premiere: "Interpretations" by Ben Vaughn

4 August 2023

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ben Vaughn is releasing a new five-song EP titled Interpretations. And as the name suggests, this collection consists entirely of covers. Interpretations will be available for both digital download and streaming.

Video Premiere: "Mr. Eli" by Dolph Chaney

3 August 2023

Chicagoland indie rocker Dolph Chaney presents the video for “Mr. Eli,” the first single from his forthcoming album.

Video Premiere: “Go For It” by hunter & wolfe

3 August 2023

hunter & wolfe has made their mark in the indie rock sphere with their uncanny ability to be at once tender and unquestionably vulnerable while maintaining a blithe sense of self-awareness that prevents their songs from crashing into overly emotional territory.

Video Premiere: “How to Lose” by Viv & Riley

2 August 2023

Durham Indie Roots duo Viv & Riley’s new song, “How to Lose” is a melancholy tinged look at the intensity of young love.

Video Premiere: "Long Fever" by Kali Horse

2 August 2023

“From a whisper to a wail, Kali Horse’s latest single ‘Long Fever’ is about losing your f**** mind.”

Video Premiere: "Chemical Dependence Day” by Don Ryan

1 August 2023

Don Ryan is a singer/songwriter whose compositions are delectable cocktails of ageless beauty and gritty discord — a hypnotizing blend of classic Americana and gypsy jazz with a more modern, psychedelic-folk sound.

Video Premiere: “Pretty” by Love Tractor

31 July 2023

Love Tractor’s song ‘Pretty’ is hypnotically repetitive, endlessly unfolding and developing (like an origami jumbo-jet), yet at journey’s end, ‘Pretty’ seamlessly ends up exactly where it started. The video premiering for the track today encapsulates this mind journey.

Song Premiere [+Lyric Video]: “ocean free” by dayaway

26 July 2023

The brand new single from dayaway (mem. CLAVVS), “ocean free,” is about bringing your problems to the beach and leaving them on the shore.