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Four Year Strong - Brain Pain (February 28, 2020) Album • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by btr, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. 333 GANG Jan 15, 2020
    (Last edited: Jan 15, 2020)
    333 GANG


    Anyway, this one is really tough for me. I really love this band’s music, and I’ve had good experiences personally with the members of this band. I have a lot of wonderful memories attached to their shows and interacting with them as people, and their first couple records are very important to me. I fell off with the last one, but I’m really enjoying these new songs.

    At the same time, I think their support of JJR is repulsive, and while they may not have been in involved in any sort of abuse directly, they are absolutely complicit in tolerating his scummy behaviour and even worse, giving him a platform within this scene. It leaves an awful tase in my mouth, and really pisses me off.

    I need to take some time to sort out my own personal feelings about all of this and how to proceed with this band, but what I think I’ll probably end up doing is listening to this record and probably enjoying for what it is, but no longer financially supporting them in any way. I will not buy this record or see them live on any future dates. I simply don’t feel comfortable doing so.

    I also think it’s important that people keep bringing it up in threads like these so people have all the information they need to decide where they stand. Nobody should ever discourage people from discussing abuse or those complicit in it.
  2. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    This is where I'm at as well. On top of this, I have several friends that like the band as well, so I'll be sharing what I know about the situation to dissuade them from financially supporting the band, and let them make up their minds on the situation.
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  3. btr


    Front Porch Step is not signed to Pure Noise and has not been since 2015.
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  4. 333 GANG


    Did the label actively drop him, or is it because he’s been inactive? Was there any kind of statement made?
  5. Bane

    The spiciest meme

    ah alright, I assumed JJR stood for the name of the Front Porch Step guy because I remembered him being Jake something or other.
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  6. btr


    Pure Noise removed him from promo/roster/tour after the news broke in December 2014/January 2015. He then disappeared, played a Warped Tour date summer 2015. Disappeared again, then came back in 2017 claiming to have found God and by putting out an album under his own label. He then disappeared again until these recent rumors of a return.

    No statement but 2015 Pure Noise said in interviews they are "no longer working with FPS".
    333 GANG likes this.
  7. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Idk anything about that but they signed Harry Corrigan’s band post allegations and were general shit heads about the whole thing. @Jason Tate can speak for the dude who runs it, I believe
  8. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    This one hurts for me too. I know a lot of people on this site would probably laugh at me for saying this but this band truly meant a whole hell of a lot to me back in high school and early college. But I can't stand by while they continue to employ/financially support JJR, and continue to tour with his band, without caring about the message that sends. I can't enjoy their music anymore, it isn't fun to me the way it used to be and I can't connect with anything they say as at all sincere. It really sucks to have to let go of music that meant a lot to you but there's always other bands out there.
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  9. andysoto523


    Not that big of a fan of the 2 songs. They're decent but like many others I believe I just grew out of them. I became a big fan in 2010 after seeing them at Warped and had Enemy of the World on heavy rotation that year.

    I saw them in 2015 with TSSF and while they were solid, I definitely wasn't as excited to see them as before. I'd go see them if they play EOTW in full this year or if they're at a festival in already attending but I haven't gone out of my way to see them for awhile now.
  10. Not a big fan of the new songs. I don’t think they’ll ever recapture what they used to have.
  11. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Talking Myself In Circles is a jam

    Brain Pain is also solid

    I’m sure like the last album I’ll only return to a few songs but excited for new tunes
  12. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    cbronder1, Zeke, beachdude and 2 others like this.
  13. latortuga

    Regular Supporter

    New track is surprisingly really great!
  14. AWasteOfATime


    oh yeah thats the best of the three for sure
  15. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Love these tracks
  16. 333 GANG


    Still not going to buy this record, but I really like these songs.
    sawhney[rusted]2 likes this.
  17. btr


    Two more weeks!
  18. MattNCheeze


    bouncy boiz
  19. Zeke


    The new single is great and music video as well!
  20. j0nnymarrzbar


    Great track. Album sounds like it's gonna be a nice blend of Self Titled and In Some Way, Shape, or Form.
  21. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Listened to their entire discography today and forget how good ISWSOF
  22. j0nnymarrzbar


    On first listen!
  23. Shaun

    cool dogs

    will give it more time to sit but on first listen, i think its their best album since Enemy. absolutely adore Crazy Pills, Learn to Love the Lie, Seventeen, Be Good When I'm Gone and Usefully Useless. Young at Heart is also probably my favorite closer since Maniac and a great balance between their heavy and chill sides.
  24. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Very stoked to jam this. Love the singles
  25. MattNCheeze


    Really enjoying this