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Big Takeover #71 (Beach House cover) About To Ship

The Big Takeover issue #71
11 November 2012

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Once again the big news is that Big Takeover #71 Fall 2012 issue with Beach House on the cover, and concluding part two of our awesome features on Nada Surf, '60s stars Love (on Da Capo & Forever Changes), Nuggets/Patti Smith legend Lenny Kaye, and The Descendents, as well as a fabulous history interview with '70s L.A. Dangerhouse punks The Deadbeats, and newer greats Maxïmo Park, DIIV, and M. Ward, was completed in Brooklyn this month! (A full description of its contents is just below!)

It will begin shipping any day now, so you should see it quite soon! And remember, we only come our twice a year, every Spring and Fall, so you don't want to miss one of our jam-packed 164-page issues! Below is a quick description of its contents.

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And since the issue will soon be shipped to subscribers and stores, now is an excellent time to pre-order it if you would like to receive it, or subscribe if you've been meaning to, or renew your subscription if it has run out. And remember, Big Takeover issues, back issues, t-shirts, CDs (including the limited edition Springhouse CD album, From Now to OK), and our other fun stuff (Big Takeover beer cozies, magnets, buttons, signed posters, etc.) and subscriptions also make the perfect X-mas/Holiday gifts! Especially in this time when we are all trying to economize.

(NOTE ABOUT T-SHIRTS- NEW KID SIZES! In addition to our four mens and three women's sizes, we now offer six children's sizes, 2T, 3T, 4T, and onesies 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months! For the cool kid in your world!)

If you want to subscribe or renew or give the gift that keeps on giving, just go to our secure online Yahoo store (and feel free to indicate which issue you'd like to start with (or have your friends start with), issue 69 (Vivian Girls cover), issue 70 (Nada Surf cover) or the upcoming 71 (Beach House cover). It's only $20 for four issues (save 23% off the newstand price including average sales tax), or $32 for overseas, or $26 for Canada. Or, for those in the U.S. you can send us a check made out to "Big Takeover" for $20 to the following address:

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Or if you want to pre-order just the upcoming issue 71, you can send us a check for $6 to that address or order online.

Here, again, is what's in the issue:


Beach House (cover) * Maxïmo Park * '70s L.A. Dangerhouse punks The Deadbeats * DIIV * Descendents Pt. 2 * M. Ward * '60s stars Love (on Da Capo & Forever Changes), Pt. 2 * Nuggets/Patti Smith legend Lenny Kaye Pt. 2 * Nada Surf Pt. 2 * Allo Darlin * Beachwood Sparks * We Were Promised Jetpacks * Mike Viola * Shoes * The Moog * The Maccabees * The Distractions * Mark Crozer & The Rels


Rabid: "Dump the Electoral College! (and Other Democratic Laments)" * Polk: "Pop Goes The Weasel: Surefire Hits That Missed" * Sommer: "Attention, Old Listeners Like Us: Lose Your Memories, Find Your Ears"

Live Reviews

Beach Boys * Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine * Mark Eitzel * Guided by Voices and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart * Mission of Burma (with Wild Flag)* Bob Mould * Off! * Successful Failures and Bastards of Melody * Veronica Falls * The Zombies and The Left Banke

Hundreds of CD and Vinyl Reviews

Allo Darlin'* Baby Grand * Breathless * Jimmy Cliff * Ry Cooder * Alice Cooper * db's * D.O.A. * Dot Dash * Dum Dum Girls * Ben Folds Five * For Against * Frank and Walters * French * Fresh and Onlys * Half String * Neil Halstead * Indoor Voices * Stevie Jackson * Jigsaw Seen * Killing Joke * B.B. King * Lightships * Los Lobos * Tift Merritt * Midway Still * Mumford & Sons * Willie Nelson * A.C. Newman * Redd Kross * Haroula Rose * Martin Rossiter * Royal Headache * Paul Simon * Sloan * Small Faces * Spotlight Kid * Christopher Paul Stelling * Ken Stringfellow * Sugar * Swans * Booker T. & the M.G.s * Violens * Woods * Repo Man tribute * and more!!

Hope you all pre-order it, or buy it when it's out! And/or hope you subscribe, as that is still by far the best way to support the print magazines you love if you want them to keep going. It means a lot to them!

And hope you can share the gift of reading with your friends!

Jack R

P.S. -- Remember, Big Takeover subscriptions (and shirts, cds, and back issues, and other items) make the perfect holiday gifts! Why not cross a few of your favorite music friends and relatives off your list early with us?!


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