Track Premiere: James V’s “Saria’s Song”

Track Premiere: James V’s “Saria’s Song”

While another famed Nintendo franchise takes center stage on its launch day today, that doesn't mean we can't bask in a little Zelda love as well. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you James V's art rock interpretation of iconic Zelda tune "Saria's Song".   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljqe4Nj7nBA   Also known as the 'Lost Woods [...]

Video Premiere: Hazel Iris’ “Folk”

Video Premiere: Hazel Iris’ “Folk”

Today, we're honored to premiere the brand new music video by folk/art pop artist Hazel Iris, appropriately titled "Folk". The song itself from Iris' 2018 album Nine Sisters, as well as an eight-part conceptual vaudeville inspired project entitled The Story of Lily, which "tells the story of a single individual who ventures out into the world alone, complete [...]

Video Premiere: Tennis Club’s “Ghost Cops”

Video Premiere: Tennis Club’s “Ghost Cops”

Earlier this year, Counterzine favorites Tennis Club released their album Pink, a breezy mini-album full of short, sugary, perfect lo-fi indie pop gems, and today we're thrilled to share with you the new music video for standout track "Ghost Cops" off of that same record. In our Album Auto-nalysis feature for Pink earlier in the year, Wilson Hernandez (frontman of Tennis Club) [...]

Game Review: Catherine: Full Body (PS4)

Game Review: Catherine: Full Body (PS4)

Catherine: Full Body Studio Zero (Atlus) Back in 2011, developer Atlus released Catherine, the unique and innovative brainchild of dream team Katsura Hashino (direction and scenario), Yuichiro Tanaka (scenario), Shigenori Soejima (art) and Shoji Meguro (music). Known primarily for their work on the Persona series, Catherine stands as the outlier, or the black sheep, among their games [...]

WIVES’ Jay Beach Talks Upcoming Album ‘So Removed’, Influences, Absinthe in Paris

WIVES’ Jay Beach Talks Upcoming Album ‘So Removed’, Influences, Absinthe in Paris

WIVES are a New York-based post-punk band who have been covered by the likes of KEXP, NPR, and The 405. We asked frontman Jay Beach about their upcoming album ‘So Removed’ on City Slang, how WIVES came to be, influences, getting "blitzed" on absinthe in Paris, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   Jay Beach: Very [...]

Track Premiere: Mythical Motors’ “1000 Crossing Hearts”

Track Premiere: Mythical Motors’ “1000 Crossing Hearts”

Chattanooga, Tennessee's prolific purveyors of pure power pop Mythical Motors have a new project on the way in the form of This Is What the Twilight Zone Was Preparing Us For. Today, we're thrilled to share the latest single from the album, "1000 Crossing Hearts".     "1000 Crossing Hearts" is a mostly unassuming slice [...]

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 [...]