Pop-punk quartet Four Year Strong is more than a decade into their reign as one of Massachusetts’ most respected melodic hardcore exports. The band’s hard-hitting blend of anthemic vocals and heavily distorted guitars makes for an adrenaline-filled live show, and their hyper-charged onstage energy always whips fans into a thrashing frenzy. Frontman Alan Day’s searing vocals alternate between savage screams and catchy melodies, and the band keeps pace with similarly dynamic riffs that combine bursts of noise with soaring harmonies. Whether they’re shouting the anthemic “Eating My Words” or tearing through the bombastic “We All Float Down Here”, Four Year Strong always delivers a tuneful punk rock experience full of high-voltage showmanship and first-rate chops.
Four Year Strong was formed in 2001 by a group of friends who met at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, MA. The group self-released several demo EPs in the early ‘00s, and in 2005 they issued their debut full-length album It’s Our Time. By 2007 they were climbing the charts with their sophomore album Rise or Die Trying, a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart that led to extensive touring. Mainstream success was not far behind – the band’s 2009 third album Explains It All appeared on the Billboard 200, an impressive feat for an independent pop-punk band. Since then the band has released three more commercially successful albums, which they’ve supported on numerous tours with bands like Blink-182, Mayday Parade, Bayside, All Time Low, and New Found Glory.