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Watch an Unimpressed Cat Listen to Counterparts’ New Song Amidst a Tour and Album Announcement


Ah, cats. The internet’s fast lane to instant clout and reverence. Earlier today, Canadian hardcore band Counterparts released a new single titled “Whispers of Your Death” off their forthcoming studio effort A Eulogy For Those Still Here.

And while they could have taken any other tact to promote the song, album, and ensuing European and U.K. tour, they’re going with the wise choice of using featuring vocalist Brendan Murphy’s cat Kuma in the music video.

This isn’t just a quick grab for attention on the internet though, according to Murphy, Kuma’s life is now intrinsically linked to the band.

“I feel like anyone who has been following the band/me pre-pandemic knew this was coming, but this song is about my cat Kuma. My ex and I rescued him just under two years ago and he is hands down the sole reason I stuck around long enough to even make this record. Shortly after he was rescued, we developed a special bond and now I can’t imagine my life without him. Unfortunately in the first few months we had him, he became very sick and almost died due to complications of a blood parasite while being FIV positive. Nobody believed he would make it… but luckily he is still here with us and currently doing great. Being his dad is hands down the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life and also what I am most proud of. I love him more than anything in the world and this song is my tribute to him for quite literally giving me a reason to live.”

Along with the new track, Counterparts announced that their next album A Eulogy For Those Still Here will release on October 7, 2022 via Pure Noise Records, with preorders available now.

Counterparts, A Eulogy For Those Still Here

1. 07/26/2020
2. Whispers of Your Death
3. Bound To The Burn
4. Unwavering Vow
5. A Eulogy For Those Still Here
6. Skin Beneath A Scar
7. Sworn To Silence
8. What Mirrors Might Reflect
9. Soil II
10. Flesh To Fill Your Wounds
11. A Mass Grave of Saints

Watch an Unimpressed Cat Listen to Counterparts’ New Song Amidst a Tour and Album Announcement

In addition to the new song, Counterparts is gearing up to go on tour in the EU and U.K. with support from Justice For The Damn, Thrown (only EU shows) and Cauldron (only UK shows). Tickets go on sale Friday, September 2 at 9 a.m. GMT. You can see the band at the following dates

7th October – Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat – Tickets
8th October – Germany Göttingen Exil – Tickets
9th October – Germany Dresden Blauer Salon – Tickets
10th October – Poland Poznan Klub U Bazyla – Tickets
11th October – Germany München Backstage – Tickets
12th October – Austria Wien Flex Cafe – Tickets
13th October – Switzerland Baden Werkk – Tickets
14th October – Italy Vicenza Bocciodromo – Tickets
15th October – Germany Stuttgart Club Cann – Tickets
16th October – Germany Wiesbaden Kesselhaus – Tickets
17th October – Germany Trier Lucky’s Luke – Tickets
18th October – Germany Hamburg Headcrash – Tickets
19th October – Sweden Gothenburg Fängelset – Tickets
20th October – Norway Oslo Vaterland – Tickets
21st October – Sweden Stockholm Spinnrocken Södertälje – Tickets
22nd October – Denmark Copenhagen Vega – Tickets
23rd October – Germany Oberhausen Kulttempel – Tickets
24th October – Belgium Ghent De Chinastraat – Tickets
25th October – UK London Underworld – Tickets
26th October – UK Edinburgh The Mash House – Tickets
27th October – UK Leeds Key Club – Tickets
28th October – UK Southampton Joiners – Tickets
29th October – UK Cardiff Throwfest – Tickets
30th October – UK Sheffield Yellow Arch – Tickets

Watch an Unimpressed Cat Listen to Counterparts’ New Song Amidst a Tour and Album Announcement
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