Counterparts "The Current Will Carry Us" LP
In October 2011, Counterparts delivered, The Current Will Carry Us, their label debut for Victory Records. The sophomore set saw the band pursuing a rawer, straightforward sound, and achieving a new level of honesty through their lyrics. Tossing any idealistic rhetoric aside, the album offers listeners an extremely introspective listening experience that depicts the band in their most sincere, vulnerable state.
While the album marks a clear thematic departure from its predecessor, its unrestrained aggression makes an emotional impact that’s even more genuine. The 11-song set boldly showcases Counterparts' prevailing and positively-charged lyrics, melodic riffs and chugging guitars, which is all backed by a tight and heavy rhythm section.
The record’s reception easily exceeded the expectations of the band members, landing them a selection as one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012” and propelled them onto European tours, in which they would bring their unforgettable live presence to listeners who’d spent years anxiously awaiting the opportunity.