Four Year Strong have finally announced their highly anticipated fifth full-length album Brain Pain will be released on February 28 via Pure Noise Records. This will be the band’s first album since their self-titled release in 2015 and soon, fans will learn that it was worth every second of waiting.
The band — which is made up of vocalist/guitarists Dan O’Connor and Alan Day, bassist Joe Weiss and drummer Jake Massucco — began conceptualizing the ideas for Brain Pain two years ago and for the past year-and-a-half have focused on bringing those thoughts to fruition. “We didn’t want to set a strict deadline for this album because we wanted to be sure we took the time to write the best songs possible. In the past our writing and recording was so dependent on getting something out in time to go on tour; this time we really had the opportunity to take our time and work through these ideas.” In order to capture that sound the group enlisted producer Will Putney, who was an engineer on 2010’s Enemy Of The World and already had a relationship with the band. “We were really emotionally invested in this music so we wanted to go with someone who we knew would care about it as much as we did and Will was that guy,” Day says.
Brain Pain is available to pre-order today at https://smarturl.it/FourYearStrongMA.
In addition to today’s announcement, Four Year Strong has dropped two brand new songs for fans. “Talking Myself In Circles” and title track “Brain Pain” are the first singles from their forthcoming album. Fans can check out the music video for “Talking Myself In Circles” below. It was 100% shot and edited by the band themselves, really cementing the fact that this band never stops and is fully immersed in every part of this creative process.
Vocally Brain Pain sees the band being more direct and carrying over cohesive themes in a way they haven’t done in the past, making for a more complete narrative. “I think that from a lyrical perspective this is the most thought we’ve ever put into a record,” O’ Connor explains — and it shows. Sonically the album’s vocals also sit in the mix in a way that they aren’t battling with the other elements, making Brain Pain the band’s most dynamic release to date.
Brain Pain Track Listing
1. It’s Cool
2. Get Out Of My Head
3. Crazy Pills
4. Talking Myself In Circles
5. Learn To Love The Lie
6. Brain Pain
7. Mouth Full Of Dirt
9. Be Good When I’m Gone
10. The Worst Part About Me
11. Usefully Useless
12. Young at Heart
Four Year Strong are gearing up to hit the road in support of Silverstein’s 20 Year Anniversary Tour. The tour will also see I The Mighty rounding out the tour package which will have stops in Montreal, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland and more. A full list of tour dates can be found below with more information and tickets available at http://fouryearstrong.com/.
Upcoming Four Year Strong Tour Dates:
2/28 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
2/29 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
3/1 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
3/3 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/4 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
3/6 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/7 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
3/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
3/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
3/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/14 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
3/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
3/16 – Houston, TX Warehouse
3/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
3/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes
3/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
3/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine
3/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
3/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
3/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
3/28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
3/31 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/1 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
4/3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
4/4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
4/5 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman
4/7 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
4/8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
4/9 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/11 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth