amusingmusings on Big Thief’s ‘Two Hands’

amusingmusings on Big Thief’s ‘Two Hands’

amusingmusings is a feature from Counterzine contributor, Secat, that riffs and digresses on recent, exciting releases in music, games, television, movies, and more. Today’s amusingmusings covers the new album from Big Thief, 'Two Hands,' released on October 11th. *** [alec is typing . . . ] alec: please for the love of God come out [...]

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 [...]

amusingmusings on Octo Octa’s ‘Resonant Body’

amusingmusings on Octo Octa’s ‘Resonant Body’

amusingmusings is a new feature from Counterzine contributor Secat that riffs and digresses on recent, exciting releases in music, games, television, movies, and more. Today’s amusingmusings covers the latest album from Octo Octa, 'Resonant Body.'  *** ah, Octo Octa, you motherfucker Just when i thought i was over house-y club thumpers, “Resonant Body” comes to [...]

Album Review: Black Robert’s ‘Lichthupe’

Album Review: Black Robert’s ‘Lichthupe’

Black Robert Lichtupe (Binaural Space) Matthias Cingoez is the prolific multi-instrumentalist behind the Goettingen, Germany-based one-person-band Black Robert. Handling guitars, bass, drum arrangements and an array of tasteful keyboard and synth sounds, Cingoez has a stated aim of creating music evocative of film scores and the Kosmiche, or "krautrock” sound made famous by his native [...]

amusingmusings on Yakui’s ‘Imni’

amusingmusings on Yakui’s ‘Imni’

amusingmusings is a new feature from Counterzine’s newest contributor, Secat, that riffs and digresses on recent, exciting releases in music, games, television, movies, and more. Today’s amusingmusings covers the album 'Imni' by Yakui. *** Imni is interesting. Imni is one of the most interesting projects i’ve heard in a long while. i’m not sure if [...]

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) [...]

amusingmusings on (Sandy) Alex G’s ‘House of Sugar’

amusingmusings on (Sandy) Alex G’s ‘House of Sugar’

amusingmusings is a brand new feature from Counterzine's newest contributor, Secat, that riffs and digresses on recent, exciting releases in music, games, television, movies, and more. Today's amusingmusings covers the latest album from (Sandy) Alex G, 'House of Sugar.'  *** [alec is typing . . . ] alec: i just think you do this every [...]

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 [...]