8track: S3LF, Toko Joyce, Thrillhouse, Pedazo de Carne Con Ojo, Dear Moon, Mollie Coddled, Great Wave, Vain Pursuit

8track: S3LF, Toko Joyce, Thrillhouse, Pedazo de Carne Con Ojo, Dear Moon, Mollie Coddled, Great Wave, Vain Pursuit

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 S3LF, Toko Joyce, Thrillhouse and Pedazo de Carne Con Ojo, while Program 2 features [...]

EP Review: El Poder de la Infancia’s ‘Live Session’

EP Review: El Poder de la Infancia’s ‘Live Session’

El Poder de la Infancia Live Session (Not on Label) While it seems to happen rarely, there's a good amount of sense to, as a band, introducing yourselves to the world with a live record. You're likely playing out before you hit a studio, and for fans, a live recording is more indicative than a [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: Cypher Sanctuary, randal b., Ghetto Henry

Bandcamp Roulette: Cypher Sanctuary, randal b., Ghetto Henry

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from Cypher Sanctuary, randal b., and Ghetto Henry. Sumptuous sweets! Decadent delights! It’s a smörgåsbord of . . . uhm . . . symphonies! Today’s Bandcamp Roulette lunchbox is packed to the brim with [...]

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 [...]

Track Premiere: Boy Romeo’s “Sophie”

Track Premiere: Boy Romeo’s “Sophie”

Today, we're delighted to premiere "Sophie", the newest single from Chicago power pop act Boy Romeo.     The second single from Boy Romeo's upcoming sophomore LP Pure Soul following "Let's Roll", "Sophie" is a bouncy and infectious pop tune with a dark but playful wit. The lyrics namely reference the tarot reading of the reversed seven [...]

Track Premiere: Twilight Rays’ “Moonlight”

Track Premiere: Twilight Rays’ “Moonlight”

Today, we're thrilled to premiere the latest track from Los Angeles shoegaze band Twilight Rays, "Moonlight".     Twilight Rays, formerly The Asteroid Shop and brainchild of guitarist/vocalist/synth player Eric Brendo, come through with "Moonlight", a gorgeous, shimmering piece of dreamy rock where guitars twinkle like stars in the night sky, the vocals are exhausted [...]

Bandcamp Roulette: Tunnel One, Agus Garcia, Midpoint Union

Bandcamp Roulette: Tunnel One, Agus Garcia, Midpoint Union

Bandcamp Roulette is a feature from contributor Secat that scours Bandcamp for interesting, new, and under-the-radar releases. This edition features albums from Tunnel One, Agus Garcia, and Midpoint Union. Bandcamp Roulette is back on the lightwaves after a brief break! I’m easing back into the usual workflow with some short and sweet projects. Here, have [...]

Video Premiere: Fern Mayo’s “Echo”

Video Premiere: Fern Mayo’s “Echo”

Today, we're excited to premiere the new music video for "Echo", from Brooklyn indie rocker Katie Capri, aka Fern Mayo. Premiered by Stereogum last year, "Echo" is bottled-up emotion profusely spurting out after too much pressure has built up: verses leak out as tense, pained wails without pauses, words oscillating and bleeding into each other with no [...]

8track: NPVA, Synesthete, Akkodha, Megachoir, Low Kick Collective, Transpacifica, Zap Holmes, Whettman Chelmets

8track: NPVA, Synesthete, Akkodha, Megachoir, Low Kick Collective, Transpacifica, Zap Holmes, Whettman Chelmets

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 NPVA, Synesthete, Akkodha, and Megachoir, while Program 2 features music by Low Kick Collective, [...]

Flightless’ James Ward Speaks on “Higher Education”, Recording With a $15 Guitar, The Ventura Music Scene

Flightless’ James Ward Speaks on “Higher Education”, Recording With a $15 Guitar, The Ventura Music Scene

Flightless are a lo-fi indie pop band from Ventura, California. We asked frontman James Ward about their latest single “Higher Education”, how Flightless came together, future plans, the Ventura music scene, and more.   COUNTERZINE: How are you today?   James Ward: Not bad. Ate some eggs and toast. Feeling pretty good.   CZ: Tell [...]