Band Feature: Fourth and Goal
Pop punk has become one of the fastest rising genres of the decade. More and more bands show up everyday, giving fans a never-ending sequence of music. If you’re looking for a new band that fits in the likes of The Story So Far and Four Year Strong, Fourth and Goal may be exactly what you’ve been hunting for.
Starting in December of 2010 in the city of New Haven, CT, Ryan Cunningham, Mike Hoer, Kevin Tiernan and Boomer Murzyn worked hard to get their sound and talent out to the masses by releasing ‘Take Notes’ on July 27, 2012. The six song EP is a strong indication of the loud, infectious pop punk with an ambitious edge to it that takes on similarities to Set Your Goals and A Day To Remember. From there, they had no where to go but up. The EP drew more interest to the foursome, landing them a spot playing shows with bands like City Lights and Shut Up and Deal.
The band released their first music video in October for “The Human Torch Was Denied A Bank Loan” and fans can expect new music on December 3, the date that their split with Knockout Kid, Traditions and No Tide will be out. It’ll feature four songs, one from each band, with a brand new song “Chutes & Ladders” from Fourth and Goal. It’s an excellent idea for a sampler of sorts and a chance for fans to check out each of the bands.
Fourth and Goal are coming at a critical time in music, one where there is an outpour of technology and connection over the web rather than in person. It’s crucial to really push to stand out from the crowd and give a reason why your band is better than the next, and that’s exactly what Fourth and Goal are doing. Passionate music, touring with great bands that fit their audience well and lots of new music. This is the best time for pop punk and the perfect time for Fourth and Goal to rise to the top of it.