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Pacific Northwest indie pop band Math and Physics Club gets inspired by the Posies on its latest charming, melodic single.
Canadian singer-songwriter/musician David Myles draws from American roots music on his latest single and upcoming 10th album.
Seminal punk band the Dwarves returns with an explosive, but melodic track off its upcoming album on Burger Records.
Andy Wickett, the original frontman of Duran Duran, gets his due with Cleopatra Records’ release of an EP of early band demos.
Jason Wagers (The Corridors), recording as Nova Flares, drops a hazy imagery video for his debut jangle-pop/surf rock single.
My best bets on another great year for music, old and new. (Never mind the cranks, here’s the good stuff as ever.) Hope this little list inspires you to find, or give a second look to, a few cool releases you might miss otherwise that you end up truly loving.
Australian ethereal/indie pop duo Corniglia pairs light and shadow on a brisk, yet still reflective number off its debut self-titled album.
Marcus William Striplin, recording under the name of his revered mother, delivers a bittersweet number from his upcoming album.
Casey Chandler, recording as Galapaghost, releases his fourth and last reflectively affecting and thought-provoking folk-rock album.
Explosive rock act Jane Lee Hooker unleashes a video homage to the Rolling Stones’ “Watin’” that is set in the same NYC’s East Village.
Renowned power pop band The Choir (with some members moving on to the Raspberries) releases previously unheard sonic nuggets from the ’60s.
Gibby Paul, previously of now-defunct Mammoth Life, comes back with a spirited rock-pop act and new music video for its lead single.
Influential and long-running art-pop band The Monochrome Set returns with an engaging album and creative premiere text intro to its new video.
Power/baroque pop artist Mo Troper pays homage to ’60s pop videos in his new video for a track off his latest album.
Multi-platform artist Rachel Mason, under the persona of FutureClown, delivers a motivational anti-Trump anthem using his own words.
Sean Morales, who is currently in James Arthur’s Manhunt, releases a retro indie rock track off his upcoming stylistically hybrid album.
Soft Lions frontwoman Megan Liscomb unveils her solo music project PJ Sparkles with upcoming album out in January.
New Zealander indie alt-rock band DateMonthYear unveils a new video for its upcoming atmospherically cinematic single.
Grammy award-winning songwriter and indie filmmaker Scott Sax drops a performance video from his new project Mr. Chocolate.
Folk/pop crossover songstress Blakeley delivers a NYC and Brooklyn-referencing, bittersweetly nostalgic holiday tune.
Veteran bliss-rock artist Robert Deeble releases a touching track over the holidays from his upcoming personal and revealing LP.
Nashville-located alternative rock band Jagular blends rock and synthwave on the latest single from its recently released album.
Electronic/ambient instrumental artist Thiago C. Desant, who records under the moniker Phantoms vs Fire, releases an expanded 13-track album.
Missouri post-punk/synthwave duo Kudzu releases the infectious lead single off its upcoming album on Push & Pull Records.
Canadian instrumental/film composition act Blitz/Berlin releases a video for an outtake originally composed for the Blade Runner 2049 campaign.
Italian post-punk/noise rock band Japan Suicide drops a dark and intense video for its recently released single.
Indie pop duo Handsome Ghost unveil a live performance video as part of a stripped back session of songs from its upcoming debut album.
Veteran Southern Gothic/experimental folk artist Jim White delivers a jazz-tinged story-teller from his upcoming 6th solo album.
Space/noise rock super-group Vast Asteroid unleashes an involving narrative video for an epic track off its recently released self-titled album.
Indie folk/pop artist The Minnesota Child (AKA Ethan Buckner) delivers a sweet and warm tune from his upcoming EP.
Long-standing singer-songwriter/guitarist Jeffrey Gaines returns with a new album in 2018 and reveals a bittersweet cut off the LP.
Austin, Texas-based psychedelic rock (with a hit of pop) band The Rotten Mangos drops a fresh, retro-inspired video.
British post-punk/electronic rock two-piece Mary And The Ram charges ahead with the sharply noir b-side off its upcoming single.
Electro-/synth-popper James Raftery, who once recorded as Rat Wakes Red, returns as solo artist with LP and joyous new video.
Seattle-based psychedelic rock band Moon Darling delivers a dreamy and fluid rumination off its intense and captivating new EP.
Great X-mas/other holiday gifts including Big Takeover magazine subscriptions and back issues (even the big enchilada, complete set 1980-2017)! Plus six 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!
Experimental multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Sarah Schonert unveils her third eclectic and involving full-length.
Psych artist (and long-standing percussionist in Brian Jonestown Massacre) Joel Gion offers a warm and laid-back song with accompanying video.
Nonchalantly saucy psych-pop/rock act Kit & The Chardonnay Boys delivers the goods on its new tune with accompanying video.
NYC musician Brian Wenckebach, recording as MIS+RESS, unveils a dreamy and spacey instrumental (guitar-based) reverie.
Ohioan bedroom pop trio Twin Frames delivers a smooth and buoyant live performance video of a number from its upcoming debut EP.
The latest from guitarist Arad Evans and his avant-folk ensemble does not disappoint.
Dallas, Texas-based MOTORCADE runs with a new ’80s-inflected synth single ahead of its debut album on Idol Records.
Oregon-located power pop band The Parson Red Heads reveals one of two bonus tracks off an expanded edition of its most recent album.
Grant Lee Buffalo frontman and solo artist Grant-Lee Phillips returns with a socially relevant second single off his upcoming 9th studio album.
Austrian duo MOLLY unveils its captivating and transporting post-rock (and post-punk/psych-rock) new EP, as well as an atmospheric concert video.
Echo Us (AKA Ethan Matthews) releases its 5th studio album today, as well as a reflective, yet spirited performance video.
Seattle-based power pop/rock ‘n’ roll band Danny Newcomb & the Sugarmakers drops a honey of a single from its upcoming album.
Industrial/darkwave trio We Are Parsols drops its darkly mesmerizing and dystopian second album on cassette as well as digitally.