About Against the Current
Against The Current is an American rock band from Poughkeepsie, New York, formed in 2011. As of 2023, the band consisted of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. The band quickly gained a sizeable 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 record label Fueled by Ramen. Their debut studio album, In Our Bones was released on May 20, 2016. In 2017, the band collaborated with the popular videogame League of Legends in making the song Legends Never Die for the 2017 League of Legends World Championship. Their second studio album, Past Lives was released on September 28, 2018. Their third EP, Fever, was released on July 23, 2021. On January 10, 2022 the single Wildfire was released. In August 2022 the band announced their departure from Fueled by Ramen, which made them independent again. On December 2, 2022 they released the single Blindfolded, which was followed by "good guy," in April of 2023, along with the start of their Nightmares & Daydreams World Tour. In September of that same year, they released their third independent single, silent stranger.
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.
Will Ferri is the younger brother of We Are the In Crowd bass player and artist manager Mike Ferri, as the bands manager Mike Ferri utilized his relationships with well known YouTube cover artists such as Kurt Hugo Schneider and Alex Goot to help the band achieve a considerable amount of fame via various covers of popular songs posted as collaborations on more established channels.
In 2014, Joe Simmons & Jeremy Rompala split with the rest of the band.
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 , and included stops in several continents, including North America, Asia, and Europe.
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