Four Year Strong have broken their silence after five long years of anticipation and patience. The band took to social media, announcing they’ll be releasing their new album, Brain Pain. The record will drop on Feb. 28 via Pure Noise Records.
Along with the album announcement, the band have released two new songs, “Talking Myself in Circles,” and title track “Brain Pain.”
The band initially started writing ideas for Brain Pain two years ago, according to guitarist and vocalist Dan O’Connor. The past year-and-a-half have been primarily spent honing in the ideas and bring them to life.
Brain Pain never had a strict deadline as O’Connor and the band wanted 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,” O’Connor says. “This time, we really had the opportunity to take our time and work through these ideas.”
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Time for something new. 02.28.20. BRAIN PAIN. We are stoked to finally announce our new record BRAIN PAIN is coming to you 02.28. Pre-orders & 2 NEW SONGS are at the link in our bio! This is the most inspired, driven and focused we’ve ever been. Brain Pain is the record we always wanted to make and the record we always wanted you to hear. #FYSBRAINPAIN
FYS are once again entrusting producer Will Putney with the new record. Putney helped with 2010’s Enemy Of The World, coincidentally enough, that LP will be marking its’ 10th anniversary since the release.
Brain Pain pre-orders are available here. Check out the tracklist and new video for “Talking In Circles” below, as wee as the title track “Brain Pain.”
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
More on Four Year Strong
It’s safe to say 2020 will be a heavy year for the punk-rock heroes. Enemy Of The World will be 10 this year and at the end of February, they’ll be trekking on a massive tour with Silverstein as they celebrate 20 years as a band.
In addition to the astounding North American Tour, FYS will be joining State Champs, Don Broco, The Wonder Years and many more at the Slam Dunk 2020 festival. This could be Four Year Strong’s biggest year to date. Check out their upcoming dates below and grab your tickets for the upcoming tour here and let us know if you’ll be attending in the comments below!
02/28 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
02/29 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
03/01 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
03/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/04 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03/07 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
03/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
03/11 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
03/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/14 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
03/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
03/16 – Houston, TX Warehouse
03/19 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
03/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes
03/21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
03/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine
03/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
03/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
03/28 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
03/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency
03/31 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/01 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
04/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
04/04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04/05 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman
04/07 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
04/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
04/09 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
04/10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
04/11 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth