Track Premiere: Magic Moon’s “Come to Me”

Track Premiere: Magic Moon’s “Come to Me”

Today, we're lucky to be able to premiere the latest single from The Hague-based psychedelic/indie rock band Magic Moon, "Come to Me".   Dutch four-piece Magic Moon return with their first track since August's "The Vagabond" in "Come to Me", a darkly-tinged skulker that tows the line between 2000s European night club indie rock and [...]

Album Premiere/Review: Hits’ ‘Sediment Seen’

Album Premiere/Review: Hits’ ‘Sediment Seen’

Hits Sediment Seen (Paisley Shirt Records) Today, we're excited to premiere Sediment Seen, the new album from Oakland post-punk band Hits. A fascinating note when considering the context of Hits' history as a project is how drastically their sound has shifted in the past four years. In 2016, Hits released Creatures, an under-the-radar experimental pop record. It [...]

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 [...]

Track Premiere: Greg Mendez’s “Purity / Cherry Hell”

Track Premiere: Greg Mendez’s “Purity / Cherry Hell”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere the latest track from Philadelphia lo-fi singer-songwriter Greg Mendez, "Purity / Cherry Hell".     The second single from his upcoming album Cherry Hell following "Bike" (premiered by Balloon Machine), "Purity / Cherry Hell" is characterized by the same frustration and sadness, but whereas "Bike" was brief and direct mounting tension stemming from [...]

Video Premiere: Medium Soft’s “I’m Fine, I Lied”

Video Premiere: Medium Soft’s “I’m Fine, I Lied”

Today, we're excited to premiere the new music video from English yacht pop/soft music singer-songwriter Medium Soft, "I'm Fine, I Lied". Living in the slums, Medium Soft's music is all about escapism, drifting away to a more comfortable, peaceful, almost luxurious place using the modest means of a toy nylon string guitar, some light percussion, [...]

The Worms Announce Sophomore LP ‘Back to the Bog’, Share “Sex Robot”

The Worms Announce Sophomore LP ‘Back to the Bog’, Share “Sex Robot”

Today, we're privileged to announce Back to the Bog, the upcoming sophomore album from London punk trio The Worms, as well as premiere lead single "Sex Robot".   After four years, The Worms are set to follow up their Negative Space debut Everything In Order with Back to the Bog, an album which sees the supergroup (featuring [...]

Track Premiere: Dear Forbidden’s “Smile Dropper”

Track Premiere: Dear Forbidden’s “Smile Dropper”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere "Smile Dropper", the new single from Philadelphia grunge/indie rock band Dear Forbidden.     The band's first single in over a full year since the vitriolic "Pledge", "Smile Dropper" sees the band continue down the route of seething anger towards the sociopolitcal state of the US, but presents a more [...]

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 [...]

Video Premiere: Petridisch’s ‘Delphinium Event’

Video Premiere: Petridisch’s ‘Delphinium Event’

Tonight, we're excited to premiere the visual album for Delphinium Event, the latest ambient EP from experimental artist and COUNTERZINE regular Petridisch.     The third in a series of 'events', following Blue Event on Infinite Sync Studios, later reissued on Petridisch's own label Fish Prints (which Petridisch kindly broke down for us last year), and Malaise Event on Houdini Mansions, Delphinium [...]

Video Premiere: Red Pants’ “Humming”

Video Premiere: Red Pants’ “Humming”

We are stoked (yes, stoked) to share with you the music video for "Humming", the latest track from COUNTERZINE favorite lo-fi rocker Red Pants, featuring guillaume AltamirA. Following last year's brilliant Distortion and Snow (which we were also fortunate enough to premiere), DIY enthusiast Jason Lambeth (Red Pants, as well as the owner of Painted Blonde) is [...]