Four Year Strong – Go Down in History
Currently making waves on the Vans Warped Tour, pop-punk foursome Four Year Strong just released a new EP, Go Down in History, out now on Pure Noise Records. Compared to the bands previous records, and their seeming obsession with infamy in the music world and references to movie titles – at least via song titles (see “Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die” and “Maniac (R.O.D.)”) – the 5 new songs seem appropriately titled.
The upbeat, electric sound the band is known for continues from the first to last note on this EP. They seemed to keep the streak of gang chants and hardcore/pop-punk attitude reminiscent to a mixture of Rise or Die Trying and Enemy of the World.
I had the privilege of seeing them live again on Warped Tour in NJ and when they previewed “Go Down In History” the crowd still seemed to enjoy the heavy beats even though no one knew the lyrics and couldn’t sing along. The official music video for the song perfectly encapsulates the Warped Tour and the pop-punk family and lifestyle that all of us feel grateful to be a part of.