8track: Jared Doherty, Spring Teeth, Tender Tones, Lyndsi Austin, The Hatchets, Jon Cocker, Cyd Williams, Ocean Onyx

8track: Jared Doherty, Spring Teeth, Tender Tones, Lyndsi Austin, The Hatchets, Jon Cocker, Cyd Williams, Ocean Onyx

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 Jared Doherty, Spring Teeth, Tender Tones, and Lyndsi Austin, while Program 2 features music [...]

Cab Ellis’ Connor Abeles Captures Young Restlessness and Ambition on “Suburbia”, Talks ‘Nighttime OCD’ and Artistic Journey

Cab Ellis’ Connor Abeles Captures Young Restlessness and Ambition on “Suburbia”, Talks ‘Nighttime OCD’ and Artistic Journey

Cab Ellis are a hip-hop/rock band from Los Angeles who've received coverage from comeherefloyd, LA on Lock, Popdust, and Study Breaks, and were included in NPR Tiny Desk Contest On The Road. We asked frontman Connor Abeles (formerly a solo rapper as Cab Ellis) about the band's latest single "Suburbia", the shift in Cab Ellis' [...]

Green Blanket’s Boomer Talks Upcoming Album ‘Who am I talking to?’, Being a Cog, Vomiting to the Gig

Green Blanket’s Boomer Talks Upcoming Album ‘Who am I talking to?’, Being a Cog, Vomiting to the Gig

Green Blanket are a noise rock band from Victoria, Australia who've received coverage in Beat Magazine. Looking to release their sophomore album 'Who am I talking to?' this year, we asked Boomer of Green Blanket about their influences, the band's recent single "Muscle Memory", show stories, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   [...]

Cathedral Bells’ Matt Messore Embraces Home Recording, Prepares to Release Debut Album ‘Velvet Spirit’, Shares “Disconnected”

Cathedral Bells’ Matt Messore Embraces Home Recording, Prepares to Release Debut Album ‘Velvet Spirit’, Shares “Disconnected”

Cathedral Bells is the dream pop project of Matthew Messore, formerly of Dear Tracks. Having received pre-release coverage from the likes of Poule d'Or, We All Want Someone to Shout For, and Frontrunner Magazine, Cathedral Bells look to drop their debut album 'Velvet Spirit' this March. We asked Matt about his influences, what differentiates Cathedral [...]

All Rap 8track: XANAKIN SKYWOK, One Line to an Angle, The Letter Noon, Mouse Sucks & Cranklin, Blazin Jayne, Ricky Wolfe, 3ple B, Wes Phili

All Rap 8track: XANAKIN SKYWOK, One Line to an Angle, The Letter Noon, Mouse Sucks & Cranklin, Blazin Jayne, Ricky Wolfe, 3ple B, Wes Phili

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 XANAKIN SKYWOK, One Line to an Angle, The Letter Noon, and Mouse Sucks & [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Copper’s ‘Number Six Girls School’

Album Auto-nalysis: Copper’s ‘Number Six Girls School’

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 Peter Obermark of Cincinnati power pop band Copper to detail the band's recent album [...]

Tape Review: Sally Haze’s ‘Dining Room’

Tape Review: Sally Haze’s ‘Dining Room’

Sally Haze Dining Room (Maximum Pelt Records) What do you think of when you hear the phrase "dream pop"? Perhaps something soft and sweetly textured, slow moving with lazily drifting melodies. Relaxation, "drifting off to dreamland". Whatever you might come up with, the first word to come to mind most likely wouldn't be "propulsive". It [...]

Video Premiere: The Lice’s “Serial Killer”

Video Premiere: The Lice’s “Serial Killer”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere the music video for Long Beach weird punks The Lice's "Serial Killer". The first single from the band's upcoming 2020 LP Hoarder House UFO on Fork in the Outlet Records, "Serial Killer" is sure to please fans familiar with their past work, particularly last year's JK Ultra, which saw the band inch [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Tidal Babes’ ‘OMG’

Album Auto-nalysis: Tidal Babes’ ‘OMG’

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 Lyndsi Austin and Chris Qualls of Los Angeles power pop band Tidal Babes to [...]