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Against the Current Band
Against The Current
Against The Current in December 2016; from left to right: Dan Gow, Chrissy Costanza and Will Ferri
Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American pop rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. The group gained a sizable online following after posting covers of various popular songs on YouTube.
The band's first EP, Infinity, was released in May 2014 under their own label. The band followed Infinity with their next EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. Shortly afterward, they signed to the record label Fueled by Ramen. Their debut full-length album, In Our Bones was released on May 20, 2016. Their second full-length album, "Past Lives" was released on September 28, 2018.
Background and origins
Against the Current was formed in early 2011 by Dan Gow, Will Ferri, and Jeremy Rompala and was later joined by Chrissy Costanza in the summer of 2011 after being introduced to Gow, Ferri, and Rompala through a mutual friend. Joe Simmons was invited to fill in as their bass player but later joined the band after leaving his former band.
The group achieved a considerable amount of fame on YouTube after posting covers of various songs while working with other well known YouTube cover artists.
On May 27, 2014, Against the Current released their debut EP, Infinity, independently through online distribution. The Infinity EP charted at No. 28 on the Heatseekers Albums. They began touring in support of the release of Infinity throughout most of 2014. After several tours, they entered the studio to record their second EP, Gravity, which was released on February 17, 2015. The EP featured six songs, and included a guest appearance from Taka of ONE OK ROCK on the song '"Dreaming Alone." A few weeks after the release of Gravity, Against the Current announced that they had been signed by the label Fueled By Ramen on March 4, 2015. The Gravity EP charted on four Billboard magazine charts, while it peaked on the Alternative Albums, Independent Albums, Rock Albums, and Heatseekers Albums charts, peaking at 23, 27, 36 and 4, respectively.
On May 22, 2015, the band announced their first headlining tour in support of the Gravity EP, called the Gravity World Tour. The tour spanned 4 months (August 2015 to November 2015), and included stops in several continents, including North America, Asia, and Europe.
On August 1, 2015, Against the Current announced that they had finished recording their first full-length album. On February 6, 2016, Against the Current announced their upcoming album's name, In Our Bones, as well as the release date, May 20, 2016. Their first studio album, In Our Bones, has been called "pop-rock perfection" by Alternative Press.
On May 11, 2018, Against the Current released two singles, "Strangers Again" and "Almost Forgot", from the album Past Lives, released on September 28, 2018. On August 17, 2018, the band released the single "Personal". The single "Voices" was released on September 14, 2018.
Lead singer Costanza performing
Christina "Chrissy" Costanza - lead vocals (2011-present)
Daniel Gow - lead guitar, backing vocals (2011-present)
William Ferri - drums, backing vocals (2011-present)
Jeremy Rompala - rhythm guitar, piano (2011-2014)
Joe Simmons - bass guitar, backing vocals (2014-2016; 2011-2014 official member)
In Our Bones World Tour - with As It Is (United Kingdom), Beach Weather (North America & Europe), Cruisr (North America), Hunger, SAINTE (Europe Part 2) (headliner, 9/6/2016 - 10/18/2017, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, Latin America)