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 [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: illogical Compeuter, Tonopah Test, alopratos

Bandcamp Roulette: illogical Compeuter, Tonopah Test, alopratos

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from illogical Compeuter, Tonopah Test, and alopratos. Welcome back! You know the drill, let’s jump right in:   illogical Compeuter – And Neptune Two dimly lit, obscurant dub techno soundscapes that keep their cards [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: ex-tech, black smokers, ITCHY ROTTEN

Bandcamp Roulette: ex-tech, black smokers, ITCHY ROTTEN

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from ex-tech, black smokers, and ITCHY ROTTEN. Another 3 marvelous wonders to peruse in this edition, all with a focus on texture and experimentation: here, have a listen!:   ex-tech – Double Tape Double [...]