Haco Announces Reissue/Remaster of Cult Classic After Dinner Live Album ‘Souvenir Cassette’

Haco Announces Reissue/Remaster of Cult Classic After Dinner Live Album ‘Souvenir Cassette’

Today, legendary art pop artist Haco, in collaboration with labels Fish Prints (US) and ReR Megacorp (UK), has announced a reissue and remaster of After Dinner's cult classic 1988 live album Souvenir Cassette, a recording birthed as a result of a 1987 summer tour of Europe (Nijmegen, Amsterdam, London, Zurich, and St. Rémy). We call [...]

Track Premiere: Brother Adams’ “Waves”

Track Premiere: Brother Adams’ “Waves”

Holland, Michigan psychedelic rock outfit Brother Adams is looking to make waves with their upcoming album Chatter out on the 30th of this month, and what better way to do so than to quite literally make "Waves". Today, we're happy to share the second single from the album, "Waves".   Brother Adams describes "Waves" as an [...]

Album Premiere/Review: qualchan.’s ‘goodbye to all that’

Album Premiere/Review: qualchan.’s ‘goodbye to all that’

qualchan. goodbye to all that (Houdini Mansions) Today, we're excited to premiere Cascadian producer qualchan.'s newest beat tape, goodbye to all that. Described by Houdini Mansions' label owner Gray Lee as "[sitting] at the nexus of hauntology, hip hop, and minimal techno", goodbye to all that is a largely laid back set of 41 short soundtrack snippets that [...]

Pamcy Talks New Album ‘BINIBINI’, Filipino Dishes, Empowering Female Artists

Pamcy Talks New Album ‘BINIBINI’, Filipino Dishes, Empowering Female Artists

Pamela Fernandez aka Pamcy is a Filipina house artist who has been covered by the likes of Scout and Bandwagon. We asked her about her new album 'BINIBINI' on Healthy Tapes, Filipino food, her relationship with Kurvine Chua and the Genjitsu Stargazing Society, lifting up female and non-binary artists, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are [...]

Dishital Weekly: Big Happy, Dryclean, Milk Leg, Roga Raph, Slurry

Dishital Weekly: Big Happy, Dryclean, Milk Leg, Roga Raph, Slurry

Dishital Weekly is Counterzine’s weekly roundup of 5 digital only releases we think are worthy of your attention. The only rules are that we like it and there’s no readily available physical version at the timing of writing. When it was released, genre, platform: none of these matter. If it’s new to us and it’s [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: River Gods’ ‘Let Me Live’

Album Auto-nalysis: River Gods’ ‘Let Me Live’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked Shiraz Dhume, Joseph Freeman, and Matt Kranis of indie/power pop band River Gods to [...]

Dishital Weekly: Bruno and the Outrageous Methods of Presentation, Harley Cream, Joe Misterovich, Shinichiro Yokota, Underwater Around People

Dishital Weekly: Bruno and the Outrageous Methods of Presentation, Harley Cream, Joe Misterovich, Shinichiro Yokota, Underwater Around People

Dishital Weekly is Counterzine’s weekly roundup of 5 digital only releases we think are worthy of your attention. The only rules are that we like it and there’s no readily available physical version at the timing of writing. When it was released, genre, platform: none of these matter. If it’s new to us and it’s [...]

Album Premiere/Review: ‘ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets’

Album Premiere/Review: ‘ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets’

Various Artists ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets (Strategic Tape Reserve) What's something that everyone does? Scratch that, what's something that everyone has to do? That's right, meine Kinder. Kaufen. Shop. In our glorious capitalistic society, everyone must buy or die. This is great, fantastic really, but the question remains: how do we [...]

Tape Review: Gwasg Gelert’s ‘Y Côd Da Vinci’

Tape Review: Gwasg Gelert’s ‘Y Côd Da Vinci’

Gwasg Gelert Y Côd Da Vinci (Strategic Tape Reserve) German cassette label Strategic Tape Reserve self-identifies as 'weird', but even among their eclectic catalog, there are releases that stand out as being truly bizarre. One such example is Gwasg Gelert's Y Côd Da Vinci, likely the label's oddest entry since last year's Nordic-walking compilation. If [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Birdspotter’s ‘A Garden Everywhere You Go’

Album Auto-nalysis: Birdspotter’s ‘A Garden Everywhere You Go’

Album Auto-nalysis is a regular Counterzine feature where we ask some of our favorite artists to breakdown their albums track-by-track, to provide further insight into the thoughts, feelings, and artistic processes that went into making them. For this edition, we asked brothers Nick and Chris Gandolfo-Lucia and Sam Shopp of bedroom pop/indie folk project Birdspotter to [...]