Four Year Strong have taken their iconic album and given it a modern sheen, and it sounds massive.
There are iconic albums in the scene, and then there are albums that go above and beyond that.
Four Year Strong’s ‘Enemy Of The World’ is a perfect example of this. A collection of rousing, blistering and defiant post-hardcore pop-punk belters, it’s a record that has stood the test of time and feels all the most valuable and valiant today.
And the band have re-recorded it all!
The new version of the record will be released on February 17 2023 via Pure Noise Records.
Vocalist/guitarist Alan Day had this to say about it, and why they have done it:
`’We decided to re-record EOTW first and foremost to be as cool as Taylor Swift, but secondly because we wanted to be able to repress the vinyl and offer it to fans that haven’t been able to get it since the record came out.
It was really interesting to revisit all of the songs down to every detail, getting to kind of relive it in a way. We recorded the drums with Will Putney (who worked on the original EOTW as a engineer), did the rest by ourselves at Dans house, and then had Will work his magic on it and mix and master it.
We had just worked with Will for the first time since 2010 on our new album Brain Pain, and figured it would be perfect to work with Will as he knows FYS old and new more than anyone. So give it a listen, come out to the tour, and party like it’s 2010 again.”
The full tracklisting looks like this:
01. It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
02. Tonight We Feel Alive (On A Saturday)
03. Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)
04. Nineteen With Neck Tatz
05. Find My Way Back
06. What The Hell Is A Gigawatt
07. One Step At A Time
08. This Body Pays The Bill$
09. Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
10. Flannel Is The Color Of My Energy
11. Enemy Of The World
12. Listen! Do You Smell Something?
13. Bad News Bears
And the new artwork like this:
You can hear three songs right now.
They are the bludgeoning ‘What The Hell Is A Gigawatt?:
The intensely catchy ‘Bad New Bears’:
The furious ‘Cavalier’:
And the classic ‘Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)’:
Four Year Strong are set to play Slam Dunk Festival next year alongside the likes of Enter Shikari, The Offspring, Yellowcard and LOADS more.
You can pick up tickets for both North and South right HERE