The great American songwriter John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats says the following of Counterfeit Madison, about their first album, Opened And Shut: “A follower sent me a link to this ridiculously talented songwriter. Try the third tune, “Don’t Cry Wolf,” first, then dig into the rest. Wow, wow. Expect to hear more from Counterfeit Madison, I’d guess.“
Counterfeit Madison recently released their second full-length, Opposable Thumbs, on Anyway Records to warm and exciting reviews in Columbus Alive, 614, Stereogum, MXDWN, and Afropunk in November 2017. The album includes wild and reckless moments resembling demonic deliverances, poignant songwriting, and even tender ballads, seemingly abandoning genre altogether. Their live presentation is no different—it truly is magnetic, raucous, and unforgettable.