Track Premiere: Multidimensional’s “Like a Million Sounds”

Track Premiere: Multidimensional’s “Like a Million Sounds”

It's not every day that a site not only gets to premiere a brand new track, but the first track ever from a brand new project. Such is our honor today as we share with you Multidimensional's debut single, "Like a Million Sounds".   Multidimensional are Ismael González Trujillo and Francisco Pérez Liébana, a progressive [...]

Dishital Weekly: Dynamilla, eodum, Self-Help, Toxic Chicken, Zado & the Frail Bodies

Dishital Weekly: Dynamilla, eodum, Self-Help, Toxic Chicken, Zado & the Frail Bodies

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 [...]

Tape Review: Petridisch’s ‘Hit Rendition’

Tape Review: Petridisch’s ‘Hit Rendition’

Petridisch Hit Rendition (Grimalkin Records / Fish Prints) A dream collaboration for those in the know, Hit Rendition sees experimental music wizard Thor Maillet aka Petridisch (who also runs Fish Prints) team up with one of the cassette world's best new labels in Grimalkin Records. The result is, unsurprisingly, forward-thinking and quite peculiar. Hit Rendition is something close [...]

Tape Review: Graham Hunt’s ‘Leaving Silver City’

Tape Review: Graham Hunt’s ‘Leaving Silver City’

Graham Hunt Leaving Silver City (Forged Artifacts) 25 years ago, the music of Graham Hunt would've been utterly inescapable, not that you'd be complaining. The first solo album by the Midnight Reruns front-man represents a student of power pop's storied history fully ascending to mastery, capturing the pure magic of its greatest era with its [...]

Tape Review: community college’s ‘comco’

Tape Review: community college’s ‘comco’

community college comco (Disposable America) community college's comco is an album all about the blanks, the missing pieces. Something of a Horse Jumper of Love switcheroo, John Maragaris takes the lead here, while Horse Jumper front-man Dimitri Giannopoulos takes over the bass and John's brother Dan takes over the kit in lieu of Jamie. Maragaris' lyrics and [...]

Tape Review: William Austin Clay’s ‘…Oops!’

Tape Review: William Austin Clay’s ‘…Oops!’

William Austin Clay ...Oops! (Peach Bloom) While Counterzine was introduced to the decidedly off-kilter world of William Austin Clay via the inclusion of standout track "Flip" on Peach Bloom's Lonestar: A Texas Friends and Family Compilation, he's hardly a new face. Notably formerly of Denton's Blessin', Clay has since embarked on a solo project which started off within the [...]

Tape Review: ll nøthing ll’s ‘Higeki’

Tape Review: ll nøthing ll’s ‘Higeki’

ll nøthing ll Higeki (Houdini Mansions) Originally released digitally late 2018, the mad doctors over at Houdini Mansions have taken ll nøthing ll's Higeki EP and shocked new life into the project, with cassette (see above) and minidisc releases, all-new original artwork, and four remixes courtesy of desert sand feels warm at night, Bakmahn, Tupperwave, and S\/\/4Nk [...]

Dishital Weekly: Family Feast, Kevin and the Bikes, MOBVIBE, Two Meters, Wolf Party

Dishital Weekly: Family Feast, Kevin and the Bikes, MOBVIBE, Two Meters, Wolf Party

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 [...]

Album Review: Steve Adamyk Band’s ‘Paradise’

Album Review: Steve Adamyk Band’s ‘Paradise’

Steve Adamyk Band Paradise (Dirtnap Records) Ottawa’s Steve Adamyk Band has been a consistent, reliable purveyor of high-octane old-school power pop for the past decade. Paradise doesn’t buck that trend in a huge way: if you’ve enjoyed their past records, there’s little here to suggest that you won’t enjoy this and, similarly, if you’ve found their direct, [...]