Canadian Hardcore five-piece Counterparts have dropped a collection of b-sides from their latest album Nothing Left To Love, released last year. The two track collection features two new songs from the band, Purer Form of Pain and Strings of Separation.
Frontman Brendan Murphy shared the tracks on social media, commenting “One person's trash is another person's treasure... so here's two more b-sides I guess?”
In the post, Murphy went into further detail on how these tracks came to be released:
“We wrote these songs when we were in the process of recording Nothing Left To Love and for whatever reason, they just didn't fit the vibe of the album so we decided to cut 'em. Since you guys seemed pretty stoked on the Private Room EP we figured why not just throw these up? At the very least, it'll occupy like 5-10 minutes of your time... and who knows when the 5 of us will even be able to cross the border to be in the same room and record more music? You might love them, you might think they stink, either way it's all good by me. They're b-sides! Who gives a shit?"
Nothing Left To Love was released in November 2019 by Pure Noise Records to great success in both streaming and traditional album sales, giving them the best week of sales of their career so far and proving that Counterparts are at the top of their game. The album was produced by Will Putney (Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain).
This is the sixth studio album from the hard rockers, and shows the band moving forward in their uniquely captivating sound, without ever losing the musical DNA that brought them success over the last decade. The album is an opportunity for Brendan Murphy to muse on topics from his own past, taking a look at life's darkness and self-destructive tendencies to come full circle in what has been a cathartic process both for himself and for the band as a whole, with Counterparts welcoming back former guitarists Jesse Doreen and Alex Re to assist in the writing process.
Nothing Left To Lose and the new b-sides are available to downlo