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Four Year Strong

A single word can hardly describe the kind of career Four Year Strong have experienced since the release of their 2007debutalbum, but “epic” comes pretty close. Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Dan O’Conner (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Weiss (Bass), JoshLyford(Synth), and Jake Massucco (Drums) are Four Year Strong. The band has long since graduated from their closetvenue andcommunity center background, selling out 2000-capacity headlining shows with their perfected formula ofunrelenting spirit,gut-wrenchingly good music, and no flashy gimmicks. Their unique blend of brutal breakdowns andsoaring ch ...read more

A single word can hardly describe the kind of career Four Year Strong have experienced since the release of their 2007debutalbum, but “epic” comes pretty close. Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Dan O’Conner (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Weiss (Bass), JoshLyford(Synth), and Jake Massucco (Drums) are Four Year Strong. The band has long since graduated from their closetvenue andcommunity center background, selling out 2000-capacity headlining shows with their perfected formula ofunrelenting spirit,gut-wrenchingly good music, and no flashy gimmicks. Their unique blend of brutal breakdowns andsoaring choruses incites ariot like nothing seen before, leaving live crowds and CD listeners alike simultaneously blownaway and fired up.

Rise or Die Trying premiered September 18th, 2007 on I Surrender Records. Over one year later, the album continuestogenerate an excited buzz across the web. It caught the ears of Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and in February 2008, thebandwas proud to announce its partnership with Decaydance Records, joining the ranks of bands like Panic at the Disco,TheAcademy Is…, and Gym Class Heroes. With the support of both Decaydance and I Surrender Records, Four Year Strongarebuilding themselves to the top with an indestructible foundation.

Their influences range from Lifetime to Saves the Day, Gorilla Biscuits to New Found Glory. “We just play exactly whatwewant to hear,” describes Dan, explaining their combination of hardcore and pop-punk. The five guys of Four YearStronghave already shared the stage with The Starting Line, Cobra Starship, and pop-punk legends New Found Glory, as wellastouring across Japan, Australia, and the UK. After a stint on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour Smartpunk stage, the bandisfeatured on Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, alongside Bring Me The Horizon, Thursday, and Cancer Bats.

Four Year Strong have made themselves known as one of Alternative Press’s “100 Bands You Need To Know in ‘08” and“MostAnticipated of ‘09”, not to mention Rolling Stone’s “40 Bands You Need To Know”. Frequenting the iTunes TopAlternativecharts, Smartpunk Top 10 sales and Purevolume’s “most played” charts, the band has garnered 9 million playson MySpaceby simply making music the way they want it to be made.

Armed with do-it-yourself determination, Four Year Strong do not pretend to be anyone but themselves. The band doesnotsugarcoat their image, avoiding the pretty-boy front that smothers the scene. Behind the numerous tattoos andgrizzlybeards, Four Year Strong are the kind of guys you would want to bring home to Mom and Dad. The band does notbotherwith egos or attitude, determined to connect with every fan on a personal level.

Four Year Strong combine equal parts melody and mayhem; however, their true talent lies in the ability to use these partstocreate one exciting, infectious whole. “We wanted to put out a great record and not just a bunch of great songs.” Theyfullyembrace their album title, Rise or Die Trying, and Four Year Strong will continue to move up and up until they’ve takentheworld by storm. With a new album on the horizon, things are only getting bigger for Four Year Strong.

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LPs
In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
2011

2.7
238 Votes
Enemy of the World
2010

3.7
623 Votes
Rise Or Die Trying
2007

3.7
647 Votes
Other
2007

It's Our Time
2005

3
75 Votes
EPs
Demo
2005

3.4
57 Votes
Compilations
Explains It All
2009

2.7
183 Votes

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