Flightless’ James Ward Speaks on “Higher Education”, Recording With a $15 Guitar, The Ventura Music Scene

Flightless’ James Ward Speaks on “Higher Education”, Recording With a $15 Guitar, The Ventura Music Scene

Flightless are a lo-fi indie pop band from Ventura, California. We asked frontman James Ward about their latest single “Higher Education”, how Flightless came together, future plans, the Ventura music scene, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   James Ward: Not bad. Ate some eggs and toast. Feeling pretty good.   CZ: Tell [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Processions’ ‘Blush’

Album Auto-nalysis: Processions’ ‘Blush’

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 frontman Phil Alfonso of San Antonio shoegaze/post-punk band Processiona to detail their recent LP [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Machine+’s ‘Samsara’

Album Auto-nalysis: Machine+’s ‘Samsara’

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 Machine+ to detail their recent LP ‘Samsara’.     1. "Poor June"   Machine+: [...]

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?   [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: ODAE’s ‘Ataraxic’

Album Auto-nalysis: ODAE’s ‘Ataraxic’

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 ODAE to detail their recent LP 'Ataraxic', out now via Very Jazzed.     [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Lemon Melon’s ‘Des Winks’

Album Auto-nalysis: Lemon Melon’s ‘Des Winks’

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 Lincoln, England big beat plunderphonics producer Lemon Melon to detail thier recent album ‘Des [...]