Album Premiere/Review: ‘ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets’

Album Premiere/Review: ‘ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets’

Various Artists ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets (Strategic Tape Reserve) What's something that everyone does? Scratch that, what's something that everyone has to do? That's right, meine Kinder. Kaufen. Shop. In our glorious capitalistic society, everyone must buy or die. This is great, fantastic really, but the question remains: how do we [...]

RyneShyne Session: The Skinny Limbs

RyneShyne Session: The Skinny Limbs

Hey! I'm Ryne, and I run/operate my own music session program & website ryneshyne.club in Lowell, MI. I work closely with lowellradio.org (WRWW) and LowellArts to book shows and events in addition to opening my own spaces Kargl Studios and Upstairs, Man Studios for filming. This is our third music session series which we filmed [...]

Tape Review: Gwasg Gelert’s ‘Y Côd Da Vinci’

Tape Review: Gwasg Gelert’s ‘Y Côd Da Vinci’

Gwasg Gelert Y Côd Da Vinci (Strategic Tape Reserve) German cassette label Strategic Tape Reserve self-identifies as 'weird', but even among their eclectic catalog, there are releases that stand out as being truly bizarre. One such example is Gwasg Gelert's Y Côd Da Vinci, likely the label's oddest entry since last year's Nordic-walking compilation. If [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Birdspotter’s ‘A Garden Everywhere You Go’

Album Auto-nalysis: Birdspotter’s ‘A Garden Everywhere You Go’

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 brothers Nick and Chris Gandolfo-Lucia and Sam Shopp of bedroom pop/indie folk project Birdspotter to [...]

Album Auto-nalysis: Radio Europa’s ‘Community Is Revolution’

Album Auto-nalysis: Radio Europa’s ‘Community Is Revolution’

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 experimental outfit Radio Europa to detail their new album ‘Community Is Revolution’, with member [...]

Track Premiere: Leaaves’ “This Is a Frozen House…”

Track Premiere: Leaaves’ “This Is a Frozen House…”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere "This Is a Frozen House, Captured Three Times, Exactly as It Was", the latest track from New York-based ambient artist Leaaves and the full A-side to his upcoming third full-length album of 2019, Caught (following Death Metric on Orb Tapes and Unwanted on Asura Revolver).   "This Is a Frozen House..." opens with a light, airy [...]

Lune Rose Talks Her New Single, Upcoming EP, Super 8 Film, Love for Moody Music

Lune Rose Talks Her New Single, Upcoming EP, Super 8 Film, Love for Moody Music

Lune Rose is a pop singer-songwriter from Los Angeles who's been favorably covered by the likes of When the Horn Blows, Wickedd Childd, The Autumn Roses, and Get Some Magazine. We asked her about her new single "Can't Be Sure", her upcoming EP, videography, influences, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   Lune Rose: Fantastic! [...]

Album Review: omnia_son’s ‘multanimous’

Album Review: omnia_son’s ‘multanimous’

omnia_son multanimous  (Not on Label)  Kamchatka Krai is a peninsula in the Far Eastern region of Russia, home to over 300 volcanoes and the largest inland volcano on the Eurasian continent. It is also home to omnia_son, the only artist you'll find on Bandcamp with the tag, "atmospheric dembow". Dembow is a variation of reggaeton [...]

Dishital Weekly: B.R.U.C.E., COOZY, El Valerie, Lucas Van Lenten, Sicayda

Dishital Weekly: B.R.U.C.E., COOZY, El Valerie, Lucas Van Lenten, Sicayda

Dishital Weekly is Counterzine’s weekly roundup of 5 digital only releases we think are worthy of your attention. The only rules are that we like it and there’s no readily available physical version at the timing of writing. When it was released, genre, platform: none of these matter. If it’s new to us and it’s [...]