Chicago based punk quartet Counterpunch, of El Hefe and wife Jen Abeyta’s Cyber Tracks label, have released their highly anticipated new full-length record Bruises. The 11 track album masterfully blends the sound of 90’s melodic skatepunk with modern Rise Against style angst, and showcases the bands penchant for three-part harmonies and anthemic choruses.
Bruises was recorded at Chicago’s Atlas Studios with producer Matt Allison, who has also worked with Chicago punk-scene veterans Alkaline Trio and many others such as Masked Intruder, Less Than Jake, and The Lawrence Arms. Released on August 5, 2014, Bruises was Counterpunch’s third album following up 2011’s Dying to Exonerate the World, which was released on Go Kart Records. Counterpunch have toured the US and abroad, and have shared the stage with bands such as Strung Out, Alkaline Trio, A Wilhelm Scream, The Swellers, The Vandals, Authority Zero, and Rise Against.