Four Year Strong Rise Or Die Trying LP & 7" (Pink Vinyl)
10 Year Anniversary LP On Pink Vinyl As Part Of Ten Bands One Cause Campaign!
Limited Edition Pink Vinyl - Only 500 Copies!
Includes Bonus 4-Song 7" B-Side Disc Plus Exclusive Limited Edition Packaging!
Pop punk band Four Year Strong are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their
2007 album Rise Or Die Trying with a limited edition release that includes the
original album on 12" vinyl plus a bonus 4-song 7", all new artwork reimagined,
and an exclusive limited edition die-cut slip-case surrounding packaging. There
will be a limited one time run of 500 units of PINK VINYL for this year's Ten
Bands One Cause pink vinyl charity campaign to support Gilda's Club NYC.
Four Year Strong formed in 2001 and have released five studio albums, the most
recent being their self-titled 2015 release. The band's sound can be described
as a blend of pop punk and hardcore punk. According to Absolutepunk.com, the
group simply developed their sound off the idea of playing "exactly what they
want to hear" or music that they would listen to, but no one else was playing at
the time. The band's sound has been described as a "combination of pop-punk
energy, uplifting singalong choruses, and metalcore flourishes" with "assertive
and (relatively speaking) intricate guitar lines and riffs".
"There was a period of time when singsongy punk-pop and emo were two separate
styles -- especially when each initially gained popularity in the late '90s. But
sometime during the early 21st century, both styles collided together for many
new groups -- case in point, Four Year Strong. Hailing from Worcester, MA, this
quintet (comprised of two singer/guitarists -- Alan Day and Dan O'Conner -- plus
bassist Joe Weiss, synth twiddler Josh Lyford, and drummer Jake Massucco) never
met a tuneful melody it didn't like, as evidenced throughout its full-length
debut, 2007's Rise or Die Trying. It would be understandable if the band were
quickly labeled as 'tricky yet sticky-sweet punk-pop' given its affinity for
anthemic choruses and abrupt music shifts -- but there are a few surprises
lurking around the corner. Cases in point, 'Prepare to Be Digitally Manipulated'
packs a surprise hardcore left hook midway through, and 'Abandon Ship or Abandon
All Hope' features some subtle Rentals-esque synth maneuvers. It was only a
matter of time until punk-pop swerved into other styles, and Four Year Strong's
Rise or Die Trying signals this shift." - Greg Prato, allmusic.com
This is the 4th year for the initiative that has raised over $144,000 for
Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those
diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda
Radner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 43 in 1989. Since 2014, 30
bands have pressed their albums on pink colored vinyl to support Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and Gilda's Club NYC.
• 10 Year Anniversary Limited Edition Vinyl LP + 7"
• Limited Edition Pink Vinyl - Only 500 copies
• Ten Bands One Cause campaign
• Limited Edition die-cut slip-case surrounding packaging
• All new artwork reimagined
1. The Takeover
2. Prepare To Be Digitally Manipulated
3. Abandon Ship Or Abandon All Hope
4. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
5. Wrecked 'Em? Damn Near Killed 'Em
1. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell
2. Bada Bing! Wit A Pipe!
3. Beatdown In The Key Of Happy
4. If He’s Here, Who’s Runnin' Hell?
5. Maniac (R.O.D.)
1. So Hot, And You Sweat On It
2. Gotta Get Out
1. Not To Toot My Own Horn, But Beep Beep
2. Sparkle Motion