Album Review: Backxwash’s ‘God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It’

Album Review: Backxwash’s ‘God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It’

Backxwash God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It (Grimalkin Records) The human experience, by its very nature, is personal and often painful, and yet institutionally, those with power and/or influence have seen it fit to allow additional, crushingly heavy layers of pain to be heaped upon individuals who don't fit [...]

Medium Soft Shares “Waterfall”, Announces New Album ‘AM in the PM’

Medium Soft Shares “Waterfall”, Announces New Album ‘AM in the PM’

Today, we're excited to share "Waterfall", the newest single from UK singer-songwriter Medium Soft, as well as announce his follow up to March's Paradise Slums: AM in the PM. "Waterfall", and by extension AM in the PM, represents a stylist shift from Paradise Slums, largely owed to the acquisition of a '90s Technics keyboard bought with funds made from [...]

EP Review: Hunter Complex’s ‘Rain In Europe’

EP Review: Hunter Complex’s ‘Rain In Europe’

Hunter Complex Rain In Europe (Burning Witches Records) In the Dutch underground electronica scene, Lars Meijer, aka Hunter Complex, has reached a cult status. Lars has been composing electronic, synth-based music for other 30 years, beginning by experimenting with synthesizer and putting his music out on homemade cassettes in the late 80’s. In the 90s [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: The Ryne Experience’s ‘Hokey’

Album Auto-nalysis: The Ryne Experience’s ‘Hokey’

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 our Ryne Clarke of UTC's own The Ryne Experience to detail their 2018 debut [...]

Album Premiere/Review: Dead Friends’ ‘Shirley’

Album Premiere/Review: Dead Friends’ ‘Shirley’

Dead Friends Shirley (Wallflower Records) Today, we're excited to premiere the new LP from Edmonton rock band Dead Friends, Shirley. The sound of Dead Friends is not one so far removed from the likes of many popular modern garage rock acts such as Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, and The Growlers, but it's also not [...]

EP Premiere: Plum Anderson & The Varunas’ ‘Jetplane 76’

EP Premiere: Plum Anderson & The Varunas’ ‘Jetplane 76’

Today, we're thrilled to premiere an exclusive version of the collaborative split EP between synth jazz act Plum Anderson and psychedelic soul band The Varunas: Jetplane 76.     A loosely conceptual project based around the idea of being on a jet in the '70s, Jetplane 76 is mentioned as being particularly indebted and in homage to '70s [...]

Tape Review: ‘AR001 Compilation Vol​. 1’

Tape Review: ‘AR001 Compilation Vol​. 1’

Various Artists AR001 Compilation Vol​.​ 1 (Autolysis Records) Jacksonville, Florida-based record label, blog, and podcast Autolysis Records put out their first sampler in February of this year, showcasing songs from the label's current roster. It is their first physical release, limited to a run of seven copies. The unique approach of Autolysis is evident upon [...]

Video Premiere: The Lice’s “Blank Tape on the Radio”

Video Premiere: The Lice’s “Blank Tape on the Radio”

Today, we're thrilled to share the music video for "Blank Tape on the Radio", the Banders single from COUNTERZINE favorites The Lice.   Long Beach "shitgazers" The Lice quickly followed up their April 1st album Hoarder House UFO (check our premiere of single "Serial Killer") with another new track in "Blank Tape on the Radio", a feature song on [...]