Exclusive: Four Year Strong no longer on Universal
Alternative Press can exclusively confirm that Four Year Strong have parted ways with Universal Motown/Universal Republic. The Massachusetts-based band signed with Universal Motown in 2009, releasing Enemy Of The World through the major label in 2010. Their follow-up, 2011's In Some Way, Shape, Or Form., was released via Universal Republic due to label mergers.
"When the merger between Motown and Republic happened, our album was essentially done," says FYS manager Rob Hitt. "Republic put out the album since it was done and didn't seem like they had much intention other than that, so we were able to get off the label. Nobody is unhappy about this on our side."
The band remain active, and will be one of the headliners for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour as well as the opening act for Blink-182's impending U.K. tour.