Guitarist Chad Gilbert talks about switching things up on New Found Glory’s ninth album Makes Me Sick, writing 100 percent on instinct, what coming out of Florida was like in the ‘90s, and why the band has no plans of going away anytime soon.
In 2006, New Found Glory took their biggest risk as a band by releasing Coming Home, an album that largely abandoned the band’s customary pop-punk/easycore stylings. Produced by Thon Panunzio, Coming Home introduced more straight-forward rock elements that included keys, pianos, and strings – not surprising considering Panunzio has worked with some of the biggest rock legends of all time (Ozzy, Bruce, Joan Jett, etc.). Perhaps unsurprisingly, the album fell flat commercially and was also the band’s last album to be released on a major label. But creatively and critically it was a success as Coming Home has been regarded as the band’s most daring effort of their career and let the pop-punk world know that New Found Glory would never make the same album twice. It also planted the seeds of what was to come ten years later.
New Found Glory’s new single, “Party On Apocalypse,” is up on Apple Music. A music video is coming later on Friday.
New Found Glory talked a little with Fuse about their new album.
Gotta say, I get the strongest first impression from this album than any since Coming Home.
New Found Glory have posted up their first “behind the scenes” studio update on the making of their new album. You can watch that below.
New Found Glory have released a new video for “Happy Being Miserable.” Pre-orders for their new album are also now up.
New Found Glory’s new single “Happy Being Miserable” will be released on Friday. A 30-second clip can be found on Amazon.
Pop-Buzz have posted up a clip of an upcoming interview with New Found Glory where Chad talks a little bit about the band’s new album and Paramore’s upcoming album as well.
New Found Glory will be playing six of their albums in full on their upcoming UK tour. You can see the dates and what albums are getting played below.
New Found Glory will release their new album, Makes Me Sick, on April 28th via Hopeless Records. The first single, “Happy Being Miserable,” will debut on February 16th. The artwork can be found below.
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert teamed up with Lego for a new music video.
New Found Glory appear to be doing a little teasing on Instagram.
Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory will be opening up his own tattoo shop in San Diego.
New Found Glory will be heading out on an anniversary tour to celebrate 20 years as a band. They will be playing a bunch of their earlier albums in full on the tour and you can find the dates below.
New Found Glory have finished recording their new album with Aaron Sprinkle. Now they’re onto the mixing stage.
New Found Glory will be releasing a coffee table book called, Stories of a Different Kind, a visual history of the band. Pre-orders are now up and the first 500 sold will be signed.
When New Found Glory first started, a messy photocopied piece of paper was the way in which we would tell people about our shows. Never could we have imagined that such a simple, lost concept would now serve as the visual spark to reignite a lost memory. Stories Of A Different Kind is a storybook, but not a beginning-to-end narrative. It’s a journey through a time period that pre-dates social media: a time that newer fans might not know had existed and older fans can look back on. We are very excited to share it with everyone. You’re just as big of the reason why it exists as we are.
Lead singer Jordan Pundik discusses New Found Glory’s transition to becoming a four-piece, the cathartic nature of latest album Resurrection, and what still excites him about making music after 17 years.