DJ TBear Talks Oaxacan Hip-Hop, Label Bear House Co., Love of ’90s Rap, and Importance of Elevating Female Voices

DJ TBear Talks Oaxacan Hip-Hop, Label Bear House Co., Love of ’90s Rap, and Importance of Elevating Female Voices

Mexican recording artists have long been subjugated to stereotypes projected on them by outsiders. They’re not all sombrero-wearing mustached men walking around with guitars. You’ll look to Mexico City to find Americanized acts making accessible pop music and walk away satisfied. Still, if you pay attention, at this very moment, there is a vibrant community [...]

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 [...]

Darko the Super Shares “Suzy”, Talks Upcoming Steel Tipped Dove Collaboration ‘The Devil Defeated’, Daniel Johnston Influence

Darko the Super Shares “Suzy”, Talks Upcoming Steel Tipped Dove Collaboration ‘The Devil Defeated’, Daniel Johnston Influence

Evan Souza is Darko the Super, a Philadelphia-based rapper who's received coverage from the likes of Houdini Mansions, Go Radio, and Dead End Hip Hop. We asked him about his upcoming album with Steel Tipped Dove, his influences, his incredible work ethic, favorite artists, and more. We're also fortunate to be able to share the [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: kate can wait’s ‘Veraniegas’

Album Auto-nalysis: kate can wait’s ‘Veraniegas’

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 Puerto Rican folk artist kate can wait to detail her new album ‘Veraniegas’.   [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Of House’s ‘Feelings’

Album Auto-nalysis: Of House’s ‘Feelings’

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 Nick Van Huis of Detroit dream/twee pop band Of House to detail their new [...]

HMS Morris Talk New Single “Babanod”, Pushing Back Against Traditional Expectation, Working On a Theatre Show

HMS Morris Talk New Single “Babanod”, Pushing Back Against Traditional Expectation, Working On a Theatre Show

HMS Morris are a Cardiff-based art pop-rock duo who’ve received coverage from the likes of She Makes Music, About Sound, Travellers Tunes, London Cafe, and Clash Magazine. We asked them about their newest single "Babanod", their influences, their 2021 theatre show, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   HMS Morris: Snotty!   CZ: [...]

Hannah Rose Dexter Shares “Between”, Talks Upcoming Debut Solo Album ‘The View From Normal’, Musical History, Love For Bass

Hannah Rose Dexter Shares “Between”, Talks Upcoming Debut Solo Album ‘The View From Normal’, Musical History, Love For Bass

Hannah Rose Dexter is an LA-based jazz bassist and singer-songwriter who's received coverage from Obscure Sound and has played as a 'sidewoman' for acts such as Ember Knight, A Horse A Spoon A Bucket, and many others. Now recording as a solo artist for the first time, we asked her about her upcoming debut LP [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: The Rifle’s ‘Honeyden’

Album Auto-nalysis: The Rifle’s ‘Honeyden’

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 Nelene Deguzman of Tucson indie/psych rock band The Rifle to detail their new album [...]

Tribe Friday’s Noah Deutschmann Talks “Talk So Loud”, Upcoming EP ‘Chasing Pictures’, The ‘Drunk-Tattoo Leg’

Tribe Friday’s Noah Deutschmann Talks “Talk So Loud”, Upcoming EP ‘Chasing Pictures’, The ‘Drunk-Tattoo Leg’

Tribe Friday are a Swedish indie/dance rock band who've received coverage from the likes of kms.reviews, Surviving the Golden Age, and YabYum. We asked frontman Noah Deutschmann about their new single "Talk So Loud", their upcoming 'Chasing Pictures' EP, their touring schedule, the story behind his drunk-tattoo covered leg, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are [...]

Gabriel Bernini Shares “Science Rat”, Talks Upcoming Album ‘Sweeties’, His Friend Making Him a Personalized Album

Gabriel Bernini Shares “Science Rat”, Talks Upcoming Album ‘Sweeties’, His Friend Making Him a Personalized Album

Gabriel Bernini is an LA-based singer-songwriter/power pop musician and Under the Counter alumni who's received coverage from Ghettoblaster, If It's Too Loud, The Music Mermaid, and B-Sides and Badlands. We asked Gabe about his upcoming album 'Sweeties' on Dadstache Records, his favorite artists, his musical history, his background in comedy, and more. We're also fortunate [...]