On December 4, Bird Attack Records will re-release on vinyl for the first time ever, Dying To Exonerate The World, the 2011 sophomore LP from Chicago skate punks, Counterpunch.
Pre-orders will launch here on November 10. All vinyl orders include a download card for the whole album + 4 bonus cover and acoustic songs. You can view the complete tracklisting and album art cover below near the end of this article.
Formed in 2004 and featuring members of We Are the Union (Paper + Plastick Records) & Break the Silence (Hopeless Records), Counterpunch has played shows with Rise Against, Strung Out, Pennywise, NOFX, A Wilhelm Scream, The Swellers, and many others.
Armed with a sound shaped by the mid-90’s Epitaph/Fat glory days of skate punk, Counterpunch continue to carry the torch with a spin all their own.
The band just performed at The Fest 14 in Gainesville, FL this past weekend with Captain, We’re Sinking, Laura Palmer and more, and will open for Strung Out at their “Exile In Oblivion” 10 Year Anniversary show in San Diego, CA on December 19.
What others have said about Counterpunch’s “Dying To Exonerate The World”:
“One lone guitar chord. Resonating for about 3 seconds. That’s all the time you’ll have to take a deep breath before the plunge into this spectacular roller coaster constructed by Chicago, Illinois’ punk rock group Counterpunch”– Dying Scene
“These 13 songs embody all that is good in the skatepunk/melodic hardcore/pop punk/whatever genre: stunning vocal interplay delivering the powerful lyrics; intricate guitar work backed up by a talented rhythm section, and hey, the cover art’s pretty nice too.”- Absolutepunk
Nov 13 Franklin House Valparaiso, IN
Dec 19 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA (with Strung Out)
1. Heroes and Ghosts
2. High Tide For Internal Strife
3. The Great Regression
4. And Everybody’s Right (Asshole)
5. Constraints And Anchors
6. When The Curtains Close
7. We Believe
8. March of the Paper Tiger
9. Strings Of Destiny
10. A Raven’s Curse
11. So Long
The Beatles- I’ve Just Seen a Face (cover)
Ella Fitzgerald- Blue Skies (cover)
Counterpunch- Blue State Blues (acoustic)
Much The Same- Living a Lie (acoustic)