Counterparts are giving fans another taste of what’s to come from their 6th full-length album today with the premiere of “Separate Wounds.” The new track showcases the band’s unique ability to combine unique progressive guitar riffs alongside impassioned vocals and heavy hitting rhythm lines. Fans can stream the song now below.
“Separate Wounds” is the second single from the band’s forthcoming record, Nothing Left To Love. Due out November 1 via Pure Noise Records, the album muses on many of the topics vocalist Brendan Murphy has in the past: life’s darkness, self-destructive tendencies and the self-flagellation they beget.
“I know I’ve said this for every record we’ve ever released…” shares Murphy. “But ‘Nothing Left to Love’ is best Counterparts record…If you fuck with the band you’ll probably love it, and if you don’t then maybe we’ve finally honed our craft enough for you to give a shit.”
Produced by Will Putney (Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain), Nothing Left To Love shows the band moving their uniquely captivating sound forward without losing the musical DNA that broke them back in the early 2010s. It’s a musical tour through the band’s history, as more melodic elements sharply swerve into caustic breakdowns reminiscent of their debut album, 2010’s Prophets.
This time around, the singer is writing not just about the end result but also the because, willing to shoulder some of the blame more than he ever has in the past. It’s easy to point the finger at others for the harm they’ve caused us; it’s far harder to accept that the root might lie at the opposite end of that hand.
“My perspective [on what happened in my life] has changed so much, even in just a few years,” Murphy says. “It’s a terrible spot to be in, but some of my best material creatively came from me just being willing to admit things out loud “
Fans can pre-order Nothing Left To Love today at http://smarturl.it/NothingLeftToLove.
Nothing Left To Love Track Listing
1. Love Me
2. Wings of Nightmares
3. Paradise and Plague
4. The Hands That Used To Hold Me
5. Separate Wounds
6. Your Own Knife
9. Ocean of Another
10. Nothing Left To Love
Counterparts will be hitting the road for a US Headline tour with support from Stray From The Path, Varials and Chamber. Kicking off in Los Angeles on October 24th, the package will be rounded out by performances from Dying Wish, Greyhaven and END on select dates. A full list of tour dates are below with all information and tickets available at www.showstubs.com/counterparts.
Upcoming Counterparts Tour Dates:
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA at 1720 +
10/25 – San Diego, CA at Soma +
10/26 – Anaheim, CA at Chain Reaction +
10/27 – Sacramento, CA at Holy Diver +
10/29 – Portland, OR at Bossanova +
10/31 – Seattle, WA at El Corazon +
11/02 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Greek Station +
11/03 – Denver, CO at Oriental Theater +
11/05 – Austin, TX at Come and Take It Live *
11/06 – Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey *
11/07 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Studio *
11/09 – Margate, FL at O’Malley’s *
11/10 – Tampa, FL at Crowbar *
11/11 – Atlanta, GA at Masquerade *
11/13 – Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge *
11/14 – Cleveland, OH at Phantasy *
11/15 – Detroit, MI at The Shelter *
11/16 – Pittsburgh, PA at Rex Theatre *
11/17 – Buffalo, NY at Rec Room *
11/19 – Baltimore, MD at Sound Stage
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA at Foundry #
11/21 – Richmond, VA at Canal Club #
11/22 – New York, NY at Gramercy #
11/23 – Worcester, MA at Palladium #
Additional support from:
Dying Wish +