Season 3 - Ep. 3 - Counterpunch's Long Punk Journey and Their New Album Rewire
Today we are going to be speaking with Eric Hausser from the punk band Counterpunch.
Counterpunch has been around the skate punk scene since about 2006, and they released their 4th studio album Rewire in June 2022 after an extended break of about 8 years since their last release.
I thoroughly enjoyed the new album, and I wanted to dig into it and other great conversations with Eric about Counterpunch and find out how the 8 year gap shaped the new songs.
We’ll dig into Eric’s brain like a neurosurgeon right after this.
Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper
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0:00 - Intro
1:29 - What have been some of the highs and lows of Counterpunch's long punk rock journey so far?
4:51 - Did Counterpunch ever talk about breaking up the band?
6:55 - How has the perspective changed for making music for Counterpunch over the years?
8:34 - Has Counterpunch's song writing matured on the new album Rewire?
13:17 - Is punk rock music aging up to target an older audience instead of teens nowadays?
16:06 - Talking about the accessibility of punk music versus really technical rock music
20:15 - Did Counterpunch incorporate any new recording techniques or musical elements on Rewire that they didn't have before?
23:06 - Does Counterpunch ever feel like they have to make a particular sound of punk music when putting an album together?
26:00 - Was there any specific spark that caused Counterpunch to create an anti-religious establishment album with Rewire?
37:08 - How did Counterpunch create such a variety of songs on Rewire?
39:46 - Is there a new punk rock revival coming on in 2022?
43:00 - Isaac tells an anecdote about how popular Wheatus's "Teenage Dirtbag" is in Australia
44:40 - What kind of reception has Counterpunch been getting about the new album Rewire?
47:21 - Where will Counterpunch be touring in 2022?
48:28 - Talking track listing with Counterpunch
52:06 - Thoughts on Vinyl records coming back
55:19 - Final thoughts from Eric Hausser of Counterpunch
56:00 - Who does Eric from Counterpunch recommend to check out right now?
56:44 - Outro