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Feverbones live Photo Credit: Brian Gray

Song Premiere: "It's Hard To Look Away" by Feverbones

21 November 2017

Texas-based indie rock band Feverbones delivers a pleasant reverie off its upcoming album on Austin Town Hall Records.

Cloud Person Photo Credit Oceanna Tout

Song Premiere: "Tread Light" (live) by Cloud Person

20 November 2017

Seattle-based indie psych-/stoner rock band Cloud Person rises high with a dynamic live single and accompanying video.

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19 November 2017

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Video Premiere: "Boson of Love" by Jane Telephonda

17 November 2017

Icelandic indie rock/pop ensemble Jane Telephonda drops the title track off its new album that deals with the mystery of our existence.

autumn; Photo Credit: Craig Vanderschaegen

Album Premiere: the fall EP by autumn

16 November 2017

Long-standing alternative/goth band autumn releases a dark and dramatic 3-track teaser EP ahead of its upcoming album.

Wendy Sweetlove Photo Credit Monica Orozco

Album Premiere: Dirty Sunday by Wendy Sweetlove

16 November 2017

Soul singer and songwriter Wendy Sweetlove embarks on a solo career with the release of her soulful and enticing debut album.

Heatmap; Photo Credit: Destiny Montague

Album Premiere: Pulses by Heatmap

15 November 2017

Philadelphia/Brooklyn-based post-punk/math rock trio Heatmap release its stark, but melodic debut EP.

Squalloscope; Photo Credit: Anna Kohlweis

Album Premiere: Exoskeletons for Children by Squalloscope

14 November 2017

Visual artist, music producer, and lyrics writer Anna Kohlweis (as Squalloscope) delivers her uplifting to gut-punching 5th full-length.

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Song Premiere: "Vicious Folly" by Line & Circle

13 November 2017

LA-based indie rock band Line & Circle delivers a melodic, restless, and reflective single off its lyrically incisive upcoming EP.


Song Premiere: "Happy When It Snows"/"You Trashed My Christmas" single by Seafang

10 November 2017

St. Petersburg, Florida shoegaze/indie band Seafang gets all festive on its single for the Snowflakes Christmas Singles Club.


Album Premiere: Delano by Area Resident

9 November 2017

Canadian Doug Hempstead of multi-genre act Area Resident releases his captivating second album and gives track-by-track details.


Video Premiere: "I Envy Her So" by Cody Melville

8 November 2017

Veteran guitarist, songwriter, and producer Cody Melville bows a video for a track of his upcoming rock ‘n’ roll album.


Song Premiere: "Signs" by Traverse Town

8 November 2017

Boston-based alternative/synth-pop act Traverse Town drops a poppy single off its upcoming debut album.


Video Premiere: "Kiss" by Equinox and Feral Five

7 November 2017

Equinox drops a video for a single featuring indie outfit Feral Five off his upcoming electro/funk/post-punk-hued debut album.

Kristin Hersh - photo credit Peter Mellekas

NEWS: Kristin Hersh at Voices on the Hudson in NYC tonight

7 November 2017

Music icon Kristin Hersh performs tonight at City Vineyard in New York City as part of the Voices on the Hudson series.


Video Premiere: "Victoria" by Holy Tunics

6 November 2017

Brooklyn-based rock ‘n’ roll band Holy Tunics unveils a video filmed around Queens, NYC for a single off its forthcoming album.


Album Premiere: Knells II by The Knells

3 November 2017

Eight-member ensemble The Knells combines art rock with classical sophistication for a unique and entrancing sound on its new album.

Mythical Motors; Photo Credit: Angela Songer

Song Premiere: "Devils Mislead" by Mythical Motors

2 November 2017

Tennessee-based, multi-era-influenced lo-fi garage pop band Mythical Motors runs through a track from its upcoming album.

The Safes

Video Premiere: "Streets And Sanitation" by The Safes

1 November 2017

Chicago-based garage rock band The Safes bows a tuneful, nostalgic single and video off its latest album.

Father Christmas - Brittany Lucas

Song Premiere: "The Square" by Father Christmas

1 November 2017

Canadian psych-pop band Father Christmas drifts by with a laid-back and dreamy single from its upcoming second album.

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Song Premiere: "Black and Blue" by The Veldt

31 October 2017

Before kicking off a tour with Modern English, seminal shoegaze band The Veldt drops coolly scintillating lead single off its upcoming EP.


Video Premiere: "Before He Went Down" by Elisa Flynn

31 October 2017

Indie/dark folk musician, artist, and producer Elisa Flynn unveils a psychedelic-tinged video for a song off her upcoming album.

The Virgance

Album Premiere: Worship The Moon by The Virgance

30 October 2017

British shoegazer The Virgance embraces darker side of dream-pop and ambient rock on an atmospheric imagined soundtrack album.

Bad Galaxy

Video Premiere: "Prosperous Sun" (live) by Bad Galaxy

27 October 2017

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Alexis Pastuhov, recording under the moniker Bad Galaxy, delivers a riveting live performance exclusive to The Big Takeover.


Song Premiere: "Suddenly Last Summer" (The Motels cover) by Elk City

26 October 2017

NJ-based Elk City covers a classic The Motels tune while announcing the band’s signing to Bar/None Records.


NEWS: New Video for "Trapeze Artist Regrets" by Night Drive

26 October 2017

Texas-based modern synth-pop act Night Drive lights up on its latest video for a track of its debut self-titled album.


Video Premiere: "The Noose" by Retroglyphs

25 October 2017

Retro synthwave band Retroglyphs unveils a new ’80s throwback video to celebrate the impending release of a deluxe edition of its debut album.


Song Premiere: "Continuum" by Bowrain

25 October 2017

Contemporary composer, pianist, and producer Bowrain bows a new restless single off his upcoming mainly instrumental album.

Dave Wesley 8 - photo credit Bernadette Carroll

Album Premiere: Structures And Behaviors EP by The Mayhem Lecture Series

24 October 2017

Arctic dub DJ and producer David Wesley branches out with experimental music project The Mayhem Lecture Series that explores human behavior.


Song Premiere: "Unspoken Rule" by Robert Francis

24 October 2017

Singer-songwriter Robert Francis releases an engaging and insightful single from his upcoming lyrically trenchant album.


Video Premiere: "Flight" by Lusterlit

23 October 2017

Susan Hwang and Charlie Nieland of Lusterlist debut a new video inspired by Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem and filled with images that capture the magic of Brooklyn, NYC.


Video Premiere: "Keeper" by The Franklys

23 October 2017

London-based garage rock band The Franklys drops a dynamic video for its third single off of debut album Are You Listening?

Here's Little Richard by Little Richard

Song Premiere: "Slippin' and Slidin'" (demo) by Little Richard

20 October 2017

Rock ‘n’ roll living legend Little Richard’s debut album Here’s Little Richard gets the royal treatment with a deluxe reissue for its 60th anniversary.


Video Premiere: "Oceans" by The Yada Yada Yadas

20 October 2017

England-based indie rock band The Yada Yada Yadas blends melodic pop with feedback and fuzz on latest single with accompanying video.


Video Premiere: "Crystal" by Jaguwar

19 October 2017

German shoegaze/noise rock trio Jaguwar sparkles on a new dream-pop single and video released ahead of its next album in the new year.

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Song Premiere: "Dustianne" by The Sweet Things featuring Liza Colby

18 October 2017

NYC rock ‘n’ roll band The Sweet Things and The Liza Colby Sound team up on a new song released on the day of their joint tour kick-off.


Video Premiere: "Boson Blues" by Mooji

18 October 2017

Eclectic DJ Mooji drops a love story narrative cartoon video inspired by the famous CERN particle collider in France.

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Song Premiere: "Human Race" by On The Wane

17 October 2017

Ukrainian alternative rock outfit On The Wane drops a lyrically dark, but dynamic new song ahead of its upcoming album.


Video Premiere: "Always Here" by Stay

17 October 2017

Spanish psych-rock band Stay unveils an entertaining video for its fast-jangling indie rock single off of its upcoming EP.

Video Premiere: "Broke" by PLS PLS

16 October 2017

Atlanta-based indie rock quintet PLS PLS introduces its latest single, with video, from new album Jet Black.

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Song Premiere: "Anonymous Proposition" by Tim Buckley

13 October 2017

Manifesto Records releases never-before-heard audio footage of legend Tim Buckley from his performances in 1969 at the Troubadour.


Song Premiere: "People Not Ready" by Twin Rains

13 October 2017

Canadian electro/dream-pop duo Twin Rains publicly unveils a protest song that had been part of Rough Trade’s exclusive A Song A Day campaign.


Album Premiere: Blue Field by The Luxembourg Signal

12 October 2017

Members of dream-pop/indie pop band The Luxembourg Signal give a track-by-track rundown of their dynamic, yet reflective and melodic new album.


Album Premiere: Same As I Ever Have Been by Matt Patershuk

12 October 2017

Canadian country-blues/Americana singer-songwriter releases his robust to reflective, roots music-based new album.

Crying Vessel

Song Premiere: "One Last Taste" by Crying Vessel

11 October 2017

Darkwave and post-punk maestro Slade Templeton (as Crying Vessel) unveils even more brooding darkness and mystery.

Fool Heavy

NEWS: Fool Heavy details each track from New Album Gusto

11 October 2017

Long Island ’90s alt-rock-influenced, garage rock duo Fool Heavy exclusively details each track of its new album Gusto.

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Video Premiere: "Australasie" by Astrobal ft. Laetitia Sadier

10 October 2017

French electronic producer Emmanuel Mario, recording as Astrobal, unveils a entrancing song, with video, featuring Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier.

John Davis

Song Premiere: "HFCS" by John Davis

10 October 2017

Singer-songwriter John Davis, formerly of The Folk Implosion, tackles corporate corruption and more on his upcoming concept album.


Album Premiere: Field Ceremony by Pia Fraus

9 October 2017

Veteran dream-pop/shoegaze band Pia Fraus returns after a decade with a melodic, harmonic, and sweeping to reflective new album.

Northern Asssembly

Song Premiere: "Man to Man" by Northern Assembly

9 October 2017

Danish folk/pop band Northern Assembly delivers a rhythmically spirited, harmony- and strings-drenched single.