Rise or Die Trying

Rise or Die Trying

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by Four Year Strong
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2007
Label:
I Surrender Records
UPC:
0637872100820
catalogNumber:
8
Rank:
54351

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Performance Credits

Four Year Strong   Primary Artist
Daniel O'Connor   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Mat Bruso   Vocals
Alan Day   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Josh Lyford   Synthesizer,Group Member
Dan O'Connor   Guitar,Vocals
Jackson Massucco   Drums,Group Member
Brooks Plummer   Background Vocals
Joe Weiss   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Nich Hanterelis   Background Vocals
Matt Robnet   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Daniel O'Connor   Logo
Nik Tyler   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Four Year Strong   Composer
Alan Day   Composer
Dan O'Connor   Composer
Matt Robnett   Audio Production

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