Track Premiere: Boy Romeo’s “Sophie”

Track Premiere: Boy Romeo’s “Sophie”

Today, we're delighted to premiere "Sophie", the newest single from Chicago power pop act Boy Romeo.     The second single from Boy Romeo's upcoming sophomore LP Pure Soul following "Let's Roll", "Sophie" is a bouncy and infectious pop tune with a dark but playful wit. The lyrics namely reference the tarot reading of the reversed seven [...]

Track Premiere: Twilight Rays’ “Moonlight”

Track Premiere: Twilight Rays’ “Moonlight”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere the latest track from Los Angeles shoegaze band Twilight Rays, "Moonlight".     Twilight Rays, formerly The Asteroid Shop and brainchild of guitarist/vocalist/synth player Eric Brendo, come through with "Moonlight", a gorgeous, shimmering piece of dreamy rock where guitars twinkle like stars in the night sky, the vocals are exhausted [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: Tunnel One, Agus Garcia, Midpoint Union

Bandcamp Roulette: Tunnel One, Agus Garcia, Midpoint Union

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from Tunnel One, Agus Garcia, and Midpoint Union. Bandcamp Roulette is back on the lightwaves after a brief break! I’m easing back into the usual workflow with some short and sweet projects. Here, have [...]

Video Premiere: Fern Mayo’s “Echo”

Video Premiere: Fern Mayo’s “Echo”

Today, we're excited to premiere the new music video for "Echo", from Brooklyn indie rocker Katie Capri, aka Fern Mayo. Premiered by Stereogum last year, "Echo" is bottled-up emotion profusely spurting out after too much pressure has built up: verses leak out as tense, pained wails without pauses, words oscillating and bleeding into each other with no [...]

8track: NPVA, Synesthete, Akkodha, Megachoir, Low Kick Collective, Transpacifica, Zap Holmes, Whettman Chelmets

8track: NPVA, Synesthete, Akkodha, Megachoir, Low Kick Collective, Transpacifica, Zap Holmes, Whettman Chelmets

8track is a new COUNTERZINE feature where we review 8 tracks by 8 artists and arrange them in sequence like those old 8-Track tapes (the WCW of portable analogue audio media you don’t remember). This edition, Program 1 includes tracks by NPVA, Synesthete, Akkodha, and Megachoir, while Program 2 features music by Low Kick Collective, [...]

Flightless’ James Ward Speaks on “Higher Education”, Recording With a $15 Guitar, The Ventura Music Scene

Flightless’ James Ward Speaks on “Higher Education”, Recording With a $15 Guitar, The Ventura Music Scene

Flightless are a lo-fi indie pop band from Ventura, California. We asked frontman James Ward about their latest single “Higher Education”, how Flightless came together, future plans, the Ventura music scene, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   James Ward: Not bad. Ate some eggs and toast. Feeling pretty good.   CZ: Tell [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Processions’ ‘Blush’

Album Auto-nalysis: Processions’ ‘Blush’

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 frontman Phil Alfonso of San Antonio shoegaze/post-punk band Processiona to detail their recent LP [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: Col. Warren, Indistinct voices over PA, shauni (name might change)

Bandcamp Roulette: Col. Warren, Indistinct voices over PA, shauni (name might change)

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from Col. Warren, Indistinct voices over PA, and shauni (name might change). Three genres, three moods, three very un-SEO-friendly artist names: just another day in the life here at the COUNTERZINE underground headquarters in [...]

Track Premiere: Carter Fox’s “Sidewinder”

Track Premiere: Carter Fox’s “Sidewinder”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere the newest single from Philadelphia bassist and producer Carter Fox, "Sidewinder".     "Sidewinder" comes from Fox's upcoming Minecraft-inspired project Cartercraft, following the title track, "Cavediver", "Nethergate", and "Zombies in the Forest". An avid gamer, Fox describes the track as an invitation for the listener "to chill out, sit back, relax [...]

Tape Review: SUN CORP。’s ‘シンクまたは溺れる / Displacement’

Tape Review: SUN CORP。’s ‘シンクまたは溺れる / Displacement’

SUN CORP。 シンクまたは溺れる / Displacement (Not on Label) Compiling two EPs from Singapore-based producer SUN CORP。, シンクまたは溺れる / Displacement features January 2019's シンクまたは溺れる, as well as October's Displacement. Both utilize the atmospheric potential of water as a giver and taker of life, the calm and horror it offers, in two contextually disparate situations. On side A, [...]