Formed in 1997 and releasing their first home recorded EP in the same year, New Found Glory is a major name in the Pop Punk
genre. They are noted for their extremely fast and energetic tempo. However, with their more recent albums, they have developed a much more rounded rock sound. The fivesome consists of Jordan Pundik (Lead Vocalist), Chad Gilbert (Lead Guitarist), Steve Klein (Rhythm Guitarist/Lyricist), Ian Grushka (Bassist), and Cyrus Bolooki (Drummer.)
They have been widely regarded as the architects of their genre, along with blink-182
, and over the span of seven recorded albums, have developed a strong and dedicated fanbase.
- It's All About the Girls (1997/Independent)
- Nothing Gold Can Stay (1999)
- New Found Glory (2000)
- Sticks and Stones (2002)
- Catalyst (2004)
- Coming Home (2006)
- Not Without a Fight (2009)
- Radiosurgery (2011)
- From the Screen to Your Stereo (2000)
- From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II (2007)
- Mania EP (2013)
Tropes That Apply to New Found Glory
- Album Title Drop: Catalyst is mentioned in the chorus of "All Downhill From Here."
- Not Without A Fight is name-checked in the opening line of "Right Where We Left Off."
- Anti-Christmas Song: Ex-Miss
- Anti-Love Song: Half of their songs are this.
- The Cameo: Chad and Jordan have provided guest vocals for several bands, including Fall Out Boy, Say Anything, Mx Px, and Set Your Goals.
- The Cover Changes The Gender: Their cover of "Kiss Me", which takes on the perspective of the guy.
- Cover Version: From The Screen to Your Stereo parts I and II, as well as covers contributed to compilation albums, live performances, and various EPs.
- The Mania EP is essentially a tribute to the The Ramones.
- Grief Song: "Sonny" and "When I Die."
- Harsh Vocals: Whenever Chad gets a chance to sing a line or two, such as on "Singled Out".
- Let's Duet: The cover of "Stay (I Missed You) is a duet between Pundik and Lisa Loeb, who sang the original song.
- Lighter and Softer: The overall tone of Coming Home is more upbeat and mellow.
- "Ending In Tragedy" and "I Don't Wanna Know" are much more mellow than the rest of Catalyst, which is largely rather fast paced and aggressive. The bonus track "Whiskey Rose" from the Japanese release of the album is a rather cute acoustic number.
- Long Runner Lineup: Type 1. 15 years and going with the same five guys since 1997.
- This is now no longer the case, as they shocked everyone when they announced that they parted ways with Steve for undisclosed personal reasons.note
- Lyrical Dissonance: Sonny is very upbeat for a song about death.
- New Sound Album: Coming Home is much Lighter and Softer in comparison to Catalyst with more use of acoustic melodies, piano, and female backing vocals. Subsequent releases would go back to their hardcore and pop-punk roots.
- Perishing Alt Rock Voice: In the early days of the band, Jordan's voice tended to fall on the wailing end of the scale. His singing voice has gotten deeper since Coming Home.
- Power Ballad: Their singles "I Don't Wanna Know" and "It's Not Your Fault".
- Record Producer: Steve and Chad are of the DIY / Artist as Producer flavors, having done production work on the band's songs and albums, and served as record producers for other bands in the genre.
- Refrain from Assuming: Narrowly averted with "All Downhill From Here." Its original title was going to be "Catalyst" after the chorus and the album.
- Shout-Out: The "Head On Collision" video has the band's nickelodeon show as being presented by Troma Studios.
- Silly Love Songs: The other half of their songs, and it's most prevalent on Coming Home.
- Surreal Music Video:
- "All Downhill From Here" features the band in a universe full of strange creatures, playing on a stage that rises higher and higher before spectacularly plummeting downwards.
- "Failure's Not Flattering" in which the band are shrunken to midget form and get up to all sorts of capers, including Jordan switching heads with a fly.
- "Head On Collision" had the band as a nickelodeon attraction with various things happening to the band as they play, such as Jordan's head swelling, Chad getting his head flattened, and Cyrus losing body parts.
- Three Chords and the Truth
- Title Track: Coming Home and Radiosurgery.
- Vocal Tag Team: On some of their hardcore-influenced songs, Jordan does the singing while Chad does the screaming.