New Found Glory was started by Jordan Pundik (vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar), Ian Grushka (bass), Steve Klein (guitar) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums) in 1997. The band is hailed as the godfathers of pop punk and have shaped the genre since the late 1990s. The band’s name was reportedly inspired by “A Newfound Interest in Massachusetts” by the Get Up Kids. Pundik and Klein came up with “New Found Glory” when they were working at Red Lobster.
The band began when Pundik and Grushka, then in the band Inner City Kids/Flip 60, added classmate Klein, from the band Fallview. They added Joe “Taco Joe” Marino as a drummer and Shai Hulud’s Chad Gilbert on guitar. The band’s first EP It’s All About Girls was recorded in 1997 and distributed by Fiddler Records. Marino was replaced by Bolooki on the drums soon thereafter. They left on tour after the release, gained a quick underground following and were signed by Eulogy Recordings. Nothing Gold Can Stay, their debut full length, was recorded in 1999. Drive-Thru Records bought the license to Nothing Gold Can Stay from Eulogy and signed the band. The debut was followed by the cover EP From the Screen to Your Stereo in 2000. The same year they released New Found Glory. In 2002 Sticks and Stones was released. That year they also released the live video album The Story So Far. Their next record Catalyst came out in 2004 as did their second alive album This Disaster: Live In London.
In 2006 Coming Home came out, marking a change and perhaps a maturity in the band’s sound. The band released another cover album, From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II, in 2007. The following year they released the EP Tip of the Iceberg and a compilation album Hits. In 2009 Not Without A Fight was released, followed by Radiosurgery in 2011. In 2013 the band released a live album Kill it Live and another cover album Mania. That year Klein also left the band. Their most recent release Resurrection came out in 2014.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
New Found Glory with We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks at the Best Buy Theater
1515 Broadway, New York City, NY 10036
Time: 7:00 PM
Age Restriction: 16+
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New Found Glory is an American Rock band from Florida, that formed in 1997. The band currently consists of Jordan Pundik (vocals), Chad Gilbert (guitar), Ian Grushka (bass), and Cyrus Bolooki (drums). Through out the bands lengthy career, New Found Glory has released seven studio albums, one live album, two EPs, and three cover albums.
New Found Glory emerged in the music scene as a part of the second wave of pop punk in the 1990s. Music critics have often referred to them as a key pioneer of the genre. They have been labelled “Godfathers of pop punk” by BBC and AbsolutePunk. AllMusic stated that New Found Glory “practically serving alongside the work of Blink-182 as the blueprint to the entire genre for the early 2000s.”
On May 18 of this year, the band announced on Facebook that they would release a new album on Hopeless Records in the Fall. The bands latest single “Selfless” was released on August 5th. Their latest album is titled, Resurrection.
New Found Glory with We Are the In Crowd, Fireworks, and Candy Hearts at Emo’s
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tickets: ON SALE 8/8
Doors: 6:30 PM
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Pop-punk legends New Found Glory announced a tour commemorating the 10th anniversary of their 2002 album Sticks & Stones. On Sunday, November 24th the band will headline the Troubadour alongside The Story So Far and Seahaven as part of the trek, while the following night they’ll pack the Glass House in Pomona.
Just as NFG did with 2010’s self-titled anniversary tour, they’ll be performing Sticks & Stones in its entirety at the Troub, with additional songs from their lengthy career presumably added into the set as well.
Sticks & Stones was in many ways NFG’s breakout album, bouyed by radio hits such as My Friends Over You and Head On Collision, and both of these gigs will likely sell out ahead of time.
Tickets for the Glass House gig will go on sale this Thursday, September 13th at 12 noon via Ticketfly. The Troubadour show isn’t listed yet on the venue’s calendar, but it should show up soon.
Sunday, November 24th 2012
9081 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
Monday, November 25th 2012
Doors 6:30 PM
The Glass House
200 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766
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Musink is gearing up for their fifth annual festival celebrating punk rock and tattoo culture. Musink 2012 takes place March 2-4 at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, and should be bigger than ever this time around. Some of the biggest names taking the stage include Tiger Army, New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, Against Me!, Yellowcard and Bayside, while appearances will be made by legendary tattoo artists like Jack Rudy, Bob Roberts and Mark Mahoney, amongst others.
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Don’t be surprised to hear some poppy surf-rock tunes on New Found Glory’s latest album when it drops – the band will be collaborating with Best Coast’s Bethany Consentino. Read more…
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Band Not Going Anywhere Without a Fight
As with most bands that have discographies of any significant length, New Found Gloryâ€šÃ„Ã´s sound has softened over the years. Not Without a Fight, however, feels like the band are trying to get back to their original sound. The stylistic changes theyâ€šÃ„Ã´ve incorporated over the last decade remain intact, but this album is notably harder than the bandâ€šÃ„Ã´s 2006 release, Coming Home. Read more…
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