Tape Review: DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ’s ‘Enchanted’

Tape Review: DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ’s ‘Enchanted’

DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ Enchanted (Not on Label) The 2010s were a decade where, more than ever before, our childhoods were being sold back to us. Everything from superhero reboots, Star Wars sequels, and a live-action Disney films campaign, to remakes of beloved classic games such as The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and [...]

Album Review: hawaiian air’s ‘LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES’

Album Review: hawaiian air’s ‘LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES’

hawaiian air LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES (desynchron) It takes a certain level of boldness, of confidence in your audio engineering, to name your album LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES, all caps. In doing so, you're immediately priming the listener for a high-grade audiophile experience and betting all of your marbles on the belief that above all else, your [...]

8track: Happy Out, Francis of Delirium, The High Ceilings, jxss, MUNDAZE., Crisco Dreams, Secret Knives, Tilly Dent

8track: Happy Out, Francis of Delirium, The High Ceilings, jxss, MUNDAZE., Crisco Dreams, Secret Knives, Tilly Dent

8track is a new COUNTERZINE feature where we review 8 tracks by 8 artists and arrange them in sequence like those old 8-Track tapes (the WCW of portable analogue audio media you don’t remember). This edition, Program 1 includes tracks by Happy Out, Francis of Delirium, The High Ceilings, and jxss, while Program 2 features [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

EP Review: yosho’s ‘songs for yr myspace’

EP Review: yosho’s ‘songs for yr myspace’

yosho songs for yr myspace (Not on Label) Dublin, California emo sadpunks yosho (not yoshi) open up the new decade with their most fully realized project to date with their EP songs for yr myspace, six economically written tunes filled with raw performances, self-loathing lyrics, and of course, a Nintendo reference or two. "lil' plicky" opens [...]

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 [...]