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Takka Takka – “When You Leave” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Takka Takka have released an animated collage clip for “When You Leave” from their 2012 release A.M. Landscapes. The video, which is filled mostly with newspaper clippings, red silhouettes of women, and cityscapes, was directed by Malcolm Hearn, whose other credits include editing Sufjan Stevens’s The BQE, as well as co-directing the 2011 documentary MAKE,… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 22, 2013 - 10:40 am

Stream Takka Takka A.M. Landscapes

Next week, style-sampling Brooklyn indie rockers Takka Takka will release their long-anticipated followup to 2008’s Migration, a record called A.M. Landscapes that the band recorded with Phil Palazzolo (New Pornographers, Okkervil River). Today, we’ve got their entire new LP streaming and you can head below to hear it. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 20, 2012 - 10:24 am

Watch The Bridge Session, National Members Playing With Bob Weir

On Saturday night, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead legend, played a show at his own TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. At the show, he was backed by a one-off band called the Bridge Session. As Rolling Stone reports, that group included the National’s Aaron Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devondorf, as well as Dovema… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 11:25 am

Takka Takka Cover Phil Collins

The second installment of Guilt By Association comes out in February. In case you don’t remember Vol. 1, the compilation featured contemporary indie bands covering so-called “guilty pleasures.” Of course, the problem with these sorts of things is that the “guilty pleasures” have generally written timeless classics that outshine the contemporary band’s not timeless oeuvre. More »

By: brandon / November 20, 2008 - 10:58 am

CMJ ’08: It’s A Photo Wrap

The crapshoot buffet of 25 minute sets from overextended bands is now closed, thanks. When you’re out all day and all night, you encounter lots — some undercooked and unpalatable flller, some that’s ripe and right, lots never intended for consumption (CMJ set delays, so hott right now). We’ve posted some standouts already, but here… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 27, 2008 - 2:19 am

New Takka Takka Video – “Silence”

In this Amy Finkel-directed video for Takka Takka’s “Silence,” the Brooklyn quintet’s dreamy little song (with guest instrumentation via the National’s Bryan Devendorf and Lee Sargent of CYHSY) is transformed into the backdrop for a war between Lilliputian toy soldiers and their various forms of weaponry (cannons, helicopters, guns). It’s a bit reminiscent of Ratatat’… More »

By: brandon / August 13, 2008 - 2:54 pm

An MP3 Mix For Your Memorial Day

It’s totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend custom made for welcoming summer, getting drunk, and eating bbq, and yay for that. Before signing off for the weekend, we got to thinking that it’s been a pretty great… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm

New Takka Takka – “The Takers”

We liked the Takkas right out of the gates — early demo track “We Feel Safer At Night” (still available here) wedded Gabe’s Lou Reedy vocal to a Brooklyn-circa-Clap Your Hands feel (at a time when that wasn’t pejorative) making them an eminently bloggable band about town. And while we entirely sold on the full… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 22, 2008 - 2:50 pm

Takka Takka – Talk Faster

Free music is the best music, no? Takka Takka show the love on V Day with an EP of new tunes, and all you have to do is download. It’s called Talk Faster, though we’re just gonna call it Takka Faster for kicks. Grab “Draw A Map,” which may be their best yet — but… More »

By: Stereogum / February 14, 2007 - 1:00 pm

Holidays With The Takkas

“Everyday’s no holiday,” sings a warm and obviously reflective Gabe — over gentle guitars in country-campfire cadence — and we imagine Takka Takka gathered around a cozy living room in Brooklyn with a handful of sweatered friends, sipping eggnog, smiling and nodding … white Christmas lights, a fire, happy-sad faces. That’s probably ’cause we come… More »

By: Stereogum / December 5, 2006 - 9:25 am

Inside The Rockers Studio: Architecture In Helsinki, Takka Takka

This fall, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are joining forces with Aussies Architecture in Helsinki and Brooklyn buzz band Takka Takka for a month-long trek brought to you by the word “blog.” Expect this to be the tour that launches a thousand posts.

If you haven’t seen the circus that is AiH, brace… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2006 - 1:16 pm