Video Premiere: Counterpunch – ‘Waiting in the Wings’

Chicago melodic punk rock group Counterpunch are back with a new single and video, “Waiting in the Wings,” and you can check it out right here at New Noise.

The four-piece powerhouse have brought their own catchy brand of punk to the music scene since 2004, releasing their self-titled debut and beginning their journey into both U.S. and international markets, playing alongside names like Rise Against, Strung Out, and Pennywise, among many others.

Following the release of their second LP, An Idiot’s Guide to Being an World, they stepped back into the studio for 2014’s Bruises, which led to the band’s most extensive touring regimen to date.

The band stepped back into the studio to record their fourth LP just before COVID shut down the world, so Counterpunch decided to hit the pause button on releasing their latest full-length record. The group are now looking forward to releasing the album later in 2022 from Thousand Island Records and SBAM.

According to singer Eric Hausser, “Waiting in the Wings” is a political statement to the people in the U.S.:

“The song at its core is about speaking truth to power and having strength in numbers with your fellow man, not backing down when a moral compass is not headed in the right direction,” Hausser says.

Watch the video for “Waiting in the Wings” here:

For more from Counterpunch, find them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Photo courtesy of Katie Hovland

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