New Found Glory just dropped their new album - is it another pop-punk gold mine?
New Found Glory locked themselves away in the studio over the summer, crafting what would be their eighth full-length album. With the release of the record, Resurrection, hitting stores worldwide this week, how does it stack up to the classic gems all throughout the band's discography?
New Found Glory’s ‘Resurrection’ is the eighth album
Plain and simple: Resurrection is the best New Found Glory album that we've seen in a very, very long time. Its predecessor, 2011's Radiosurgery, was a breath of fresh air - but Resurrection is like a brand new set of lungs. Its got everything you'd want in an NFG album and then some, including some of the best hooks the band has ever written. As it's the first release we've seen from New Found Glory as a four piece since kicking out guitarist Steve Klein last year, the one guitar doesn't hinder their sound in any way.
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Kerrang! is releasing a Green Day tribute compilation on June 11. What are some of the best pop-punk covers done in recent years?
Popular UK rock magazine Kerrang! has been known for the occasional covermount CD packaged with one of their issues, and they’ll be adding to that list next month. On June 11, Kerrang! will be releasing a tribute album for Green Day’s iconic record, American Idiot, to celebrate its ten year anniversary. According to a flyer tweeted out by Kerrang! editor James McMahon, the track listing is set to feature bands like You Me at Six, Falling In Reverse, Frank Iero, and 5 Seconds of Summer. Additionally, extra covers from Green Day’s Dookie will be included as well. No confirmed tracks have been announced yet, but the thought of 5 Seconds of Summer possibly covering “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” while You Me at Six takes on “Jesus of Suburbia” is enough to have us anticipate the release immensely.
Kerrang! will release their 'American Idiot' tribute on June 11
In the meantime, which covers from pop-punk bands have been the best? You’ve got labels like Fearless Records releasing cover compilations every year, and bands have even made their own cover full-lengths. If anything’s for certain, there’s never a shortage of a band’s rendition of the current hit pop song or a classic oldie, but no matter the genre, they’re always looking to put their own spin on it to make it theirs. In some cases, the covers actually turn out better than the original.
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New Found Glory's got a new record label and plans for an album, and they won't be replacing their longtime guitarist, Steve Klein.
Pop-punk powerhouses New Found Glory are ready to get back to what they do best: making new music. Though the last batch of new songs we heard from the group came last year off their Kill It Live live album, a new full-length is set to be released this fall. Even better, the band announced their signing to Hopeless Records, ending the band’s four year partnership with their previous label, Epitaph Records. For Hopeless, New Found Glory was an incredible grab and it just adds on to the list of A-list pop-punk bands that the label has enlisted in the past few years (The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside).
New Found Glory will release their new album in the fall
Additionally, this upcoming record will begin a new chapter in New Found Glory’s 17 year illustrious career: it will be the first recorded material without their longtime guitarist and lyricist, Steve Klein. Klein, who was booted from the band back in December 2013, was revealed to be facing felony charges for lewd contact with a minor. Though the case is still ongoing, the band has no plans to replace him. “There was never any thought, nor will there be any thought or consideration to ever have a fifth member. It's always going to be the four of us. As far as live, we're figuring it out, but we like it better than having an extra person,” lead singer Jordan Pundik told Billboard back in March.
Voodoo Festival will hit New Orleans' City Park at the beginning of November - get your timetable ready!
The fourteenth annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is swiftly approaching and we can now reveal the day-by-day schedule of the event's exciting line-up.
The first day of the festival (Friday, November 1st) sees the main Ritual stage host the likes of BET award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at 7:15pm, just ahead of Pearl Jam's exciting headline spot, while Macclesfield trio The Virginmarys will be bringing in the earlier crowds around 3:45. The Le Plur stage will feature electronic producers Boys Noize and Calvin Harris at 6:15 and 7:30 respectively, while the soulful tones of Allen Stone and ZZ Ward will be resonating over on Flambeau. The Carnival stage will also have some interesting sounds emanating from it over the first day, with Nashville rock 'n' rollers Those Darlins appearing early on in the afternoon ahead of California 6-piece Youngblood Hawke and chiptune band Anamanaguchi closing the stage at 8:15.
Continue reading: Stages And Times Announced For Voodoo Music And Arts Experience 2013
Hayley Williams, Paramore, The Grove, Chad Gilbert and New Found Glory - Hayley Williams from Paramore out and about at The Grove with her boyfriend Chad Gilbert from the band New Found Glory Tuesday 20th November 2012 Featuring: Hayley Williams, Chad Gilbert Where: Hollywood, United States
1st August, 1997