Album Premiere/Review: R.E. Seraphin’s ‘Tiny Shapes’

Album Premiere/Review: R.E. Seraphin’s ‘Tiny Shapes’

R.E. Seraphin Tiny Shapes (Paisley Shirt Records) Today, we're absolutely thrilled to premiere the debut solo album from ex-Talkies frontman R.E. Seraphin, Tiny Shapes. For those familiar with his previous bands' output on Burger Records (2016's Bright / Sunny) and Yippee Ki-Yay/Electrify Me! (2018's Kowtow), the songs and sounds found on Tiny Shapes largely come across as the logical [...]

Mythical Motors Announce New Album ‘Leviathan Messiah’, Share Lead Single “Ring the Bells Burning”

Mythical Motors Announce New Album ‘Leviathan Messiah’, Share Lead Single “Ring the Bells Burning”

Today, we’re excited to announce Leviathan Messiah, the upcoming album from Chattanooga lo-fi rockers Mythical Motors, as well as premiere lead single “Ring the Bells Burning”.   Following last year excellent This Is What the Twilight Zone Was Preparing Us For on Fall Break Records (for which we premiered "1000 Crossing Hearts"), Leviathan Messiah sees the pop [...]

Remix Album Premiere: Barbara Morgenstern’s ‘Innocence and Desolation (The Petridisch Rework)’

Remix Album Premiere: Barbara Morgenstern’s ‘Innocence and Desolation (The Petridisch Rework)’

Today, we're thrilled to premiere a new remix album courtesy of COUNTERZINE regular Thor Maillet aka Petridisch, a re-imagining of Barbara Morgenstern's 2018 album Unschuld und Verwüstung: Innocence and Desolation (The Petridisch Rework).   One of three Fish Prints releases queued for March 7th's MiniDisc Day along with an expanded reissue of German electropop duo [...]

Darko the Super Shares “Suzy”, Talks Upcoming Steel Tipped Dove Collaboration ‘The Devil Defeated’, Daniel Johnston Influence

Darko the Super Shares “Suzy”, Talks Upcoming Steel Tipped Dove Collaboration ‘The Devil Defeated’, Daniel Johnston Influence

Evan Souza is Darko the Super, a Philadelphia-based rapper who's received coverage from the likes of Houdini Mansions, Go Radio, and Dead End Hip Hop. We asked him about his upcoming album with Steel Tipped Dove, his influences, his incredible work ethic, favorite artists, and more. We're also fortunate to be able to share the [...]

Tape Review: Dystopiate’s ‘Demo 2020’

Tape Review: Dystopiate’s ‘Demo 2020’

Dystopiate Demo 2020 (Not on Label) Dystopiate’s Demo 2020 is a brutal five-song affair that chugs along like a freight train into ominous D-Beat terrain where 'D' could just as easily stand for darkness and dystopia as for the distortion the music embraces and revels in. A hardcore sub-genre originating in England in the early [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: Randaru, Meltway, ChXnSxCh

Bandcamp Roulette: Randaru, Meltway, ChXnSxCh

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from Randaru, Meltway, and ChXnSxCh.   Randaru — À SUIVRÈ / SYNK Minimal, sticky, glossy tech house from Ukraine: a dark dancefloor submerged in Vaseline. Both tracks on this release, despite their subdued sonic [...]

Track Premiere: Santo Paul’s “Dia de Inocentes”

Track Premiere: Santo Paul’s “Dia de Inocentes”

More Valentine's Day premieres for you! We're thrilled to share the debut single from Peruvian songwriter and producer Santo Paul, "Dia de Inocentes".   "Dia de Inocentes" was composed on December 28 of last year, a day celebrated in Latin America similarly to April Fool's Day, which plays into thematic nature of the song's lyrics. [...]

EP Premiere/Review: Blushed’s ‘I Love You So Much It Hurts’

EP Premiere/Review: Blushed’s ‘I Love You So Much It Hurts’

Blushed I Love You So Much It Hurts (goodhowareyou records) It's Valentine's Day, and we're excited to share the appropriately timed and love crazed EP from Philadelphia garage pop band Blushed, I Love You So Much It Hurts. When speaking on the group's first set of tunes since their 2018 So Cool split with Secret [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: kate can wait’s ‘Veraniegas’

Album Auto-nalysis: kate can wait’s ‘Veraniegas’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular COUNTERZINE feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track and provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked Puerto Rican folk artist kate can wait to detail her new album ‘Veraniegas’.   [...]

Track Premiere: Dead Friends’ “Molly”

Track Premiere: Dead Friends’ “Molly”

Today, we're stoked to premiere "Molly", the new single from Edmonton garage-psych rockers Dead Friends.   The debut single from the band's upcoming 10-track LP set to release in early May on Houston label Wallflower Records, "Molly" is perhaps a more outwardly animated affair than Dead Friends' past work while still maintaining the morose core [...]