The last two years have been taxing on us all mentally, physically and emotionally. An unfortunate and dire situation the world remains in but it seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
As much pain, confusion, stress, frustration and adversity we’ve had to overcome, one thing keeps us going. The music has never stopped. A lot of bands have taken advantage of this time to release new music and convey their feelings through songs.
For Counterpunch, a punk rock band from Chicago, this is an opportunity for the world to hear what they’ve been working on for these past two years. It has certainly been well worth the wait. Their new album Rewire is out now.
The last full length album, Bruises was released in 2014, and was a solid album full of melodic and upbeat skate punk tunes. This new album Rewire not only picks up where Bruises left off, but it carves out some new paths the band is taking with their music.
Rather than use the cliche idea that a band “matures” with a new release, Counterpunch has made an album that displays their signature melodic hardcore/skate punk sound (as evident in tracks like “Waiting in the Wings,” “Collateral Damage,” and “Avarice”) and exploring some different territory (“Judgment Day,” “Rewire” and “The Pendulum”).
Rewire is proof that this band has worked extremely hard to make some fantastic music. Each track brings its own sound and each track leaves the listener wanting more. The excitement of hearing some of these songs live is definitely building. This album will be the soundtrack of the summer.