Four Letter Lie
|Four Letter Lie|
|Origin||Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States|
|Genres||Post-hardcore, Screamo, Pop rock (2005–2007)|
|Years active||2004 – present|
|Associated acts||A Day to Remember, Mod Sun, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, I Saw a Ghost|
|Website||Four Letter Lie on Myspace|
|Past members||Kevin Skaff
The group formed in 2004 and quickly released an EP entitled Her Escape in May 2005. They followed the release with a heavy tour schedule, which included dates on the Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos tours. The group won an online vote to open the Taste of Chaos date in St. Paul, Minnesota the next year, by which time the group had signed to Victory Records. The group's first record for Victory, Let Your Body Take Over, appeared in October 2006 and was a regional sales success, although it received mixed reviews from press agencies. The group continued touring throughout 2007 and has since written a new album, What a Terrible Thing to Say, which was released on February 19, 2008. The album peaked at No. 31 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. In spring 2008 Four Letter Lie toured with A Skylit Drive, Oh, Sleeper, and Memphis May Fire and spent the summer touring with Dance Gavin Dance and A Static Lullaby then finished out 2008 with Pierce the Veil, Emarosa and Breathe Carolina.
On March 30, 2009, the band posted a blog on their MySpace announcing that Kevin had departed from the band and has since joined A Day to Remember in June. On July 4, 2009, the band announced via MySpace that their drummer, Derek Smith, had left the band to pursue a rap career as a solo artist, MOD SUN, and that John Waltmann would be switching from bass to guitar.
The band's third album, A New Day, was released on October 13, 2009 through Victory Records. They have done several tours in support of the new release, including a full U.S. run with Love Hate Hero, Sleeping With Sirens, and Of Machines. The band also finished a Canadian tour in April with We Came As Romans and will continue supporting them through May in the U.S. Their headlining tour for their 3rd release A New Day took place in June–August 2010 in both the east and west coasts.[clarification needed]
In 2011 Brian Nagan featured in experimental hardcore band, I Saw a Ghosts, single "What Doesn't Kill us Makes us Stronger".
The band revealed that they would be going into the studio to record an upcoming album or EP, due for release in early 2014.
- Brian Nagan - unclean vocals (2004–present)
- Anthony Jones - clean vocals, bass (2011–present)
- Connor Kelly - lead guitar (2009–present), rhythm guitar (2004–2009)
- John Waltmann - rhythm guitar (2009–present), bass (2004–2009)
- Tai Wright- drums, percussion (2009–2010 Touring) (2011–present)
- Kevin Skaff - clean vocals, lead guitar, piano (2004–2009)(Current guitarist of A Day to Remember)
- Louis Hamel - bass (2009–2011)
- Timothy Java - drums, percussion (2009–2011)
- Derek Smith - drums, percussion (2004–2009)(Currently creating music under the alias Mod Sun)
- 2005: Her Escape (EP)
- 2005: This Scarecrow Needs a Flame (EP)
- 2006: Let Your Body Take Over
- 2008: What a Terrible Thing to Say
- 2009: A New Day
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. Geekburger.com, December 18, 2006. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Four Letter Lie at Allmusic.com
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. Albuquerque Tribune, December 8, 2006. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Derek Smith. "Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
- Billboard Heatseekers, West North Central, Week of November 18, 2006. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. Pop Matters, February 21, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. Paste Punk. Retrieved September 14, 2007.
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. Maelstrom.nu. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. A Thousand Apologies, November 6, 2006. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Review of Let Your Body Take Over. Alternative Press, March 1, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2007.
- Billboard, Allmusic
- "Four Letter Lie | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved August 25, 2012.