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L-R Cyrus Bolooki, Jordan Pundik, Ian Grushka, Chad Gilbert

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 bands consists of Jordan Pundik (Lead Vocalist), Chad Gilbert (Lead Guitarist), Ian Grushka (Bassist), and Cyrus Bolooki (Drummer), with Steve Klein (Rhythm Guitarist/Lyricist), being a member from 1997 until 2013.

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.


Studio Albums

Cover Albums

  • From the Screen to Your Stereo (2000; EP)
  • From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II (2007)
  • Swiss Army Bro-Romance (2010; Split EP with Dashboard Confessional)
  • Mania (2013; EP)
  • From the Screen to Your Stereo 3 (2019; EP)

Other notable releases

Tropes That Apply to New Found Glory

  • Affectionate Parody:
    • The first version of the "Hit or Miss" music video is a parody of the show COPS, with Corey Feldman as the cop who arrests various felons, played by the band.
    • The music videos for the songs on From the Screen to Your Stereo 3 featured the band recreating scenes from the respective film each song was taken from, on an incredibly low budget.
  • 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."
  • Alter-Ego Acting: As the International Superheroes of Hardcore. Chad is Captain Straightedge, Jordan is Chugga Chugga, Ian is Sgt. Soy, Steve is Mr. Mosh, and Cyrus is The Amazing Breakdown.
  • Anti-Christmas Song: Ex-Miss and Nothing for Christmas
  • Anti-Love Song: Half of their songs are this.
  • The Cameo:
  • Christmas Songs:
    • The holiday EP A Very New Found Glory Christmas features the above Anti Christmas Songs as well as acoustic recordings of more traditional Christmas songs.
    • December's Here is a full album devoted to the subject.
  • The Cover Changes the Gender: Their cover of "Kiss Me", which takes on the perspective of the guy.
  • Cover Album:
    • The From The Screen to Your Stereo releases are compilations of hit songs from movies.
    • Swiss Army Bro-Mance is a Split EP with Dashboard Confessional, in which the two bands contributed two covers of the other band's songs, peformed in their own signature style.
    • Mania is a collection of Ramones covers.
    • The second half of the Tip of the Iceberg and A Very New Found Glory Christmas EPs consist of cover songs.
  • Cover Version: Arrested Development's "Tennessee", Gorilla Biscuits's "No Reason Why", Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time", and Warrant's "Heaven"
  • Empty Chair Memorial: Referenced in "Sonny":
    An empty chair at all the tables,
    but I'll be seeing you when all my days boil down
  • Fake Band: The International Superheroes of Hardcore, a parody hardcore band wherein NFG don superhero masks and identities, and Chad takes over vocals from Jordan, who instead performs guitar.
  • 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:
    • "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.
    • The overall tone of Coming Home is more upbeat and mellow than the rest of their catalogue.
  • Long Runner Lineup: Type 1. It was the same five guys from 1997 to 2013, when they suddenly announced that they parted ways with Steve for personal reasons. See Unperson below.
  • Lyrical Dissonance:
    • "Sonny" is very upbeat for a song about death.
    • Pretty much every International Superheroes of Hardcore song qualifies, with hardcore punk rock backing goofy lyrics about superheroes and Harry Potter.
  • Meaningful Name: Resurrection is their first album without guitarist Steve Klein. It was positively received and showed that the band was capable of continuing despite the loss of their core lyricist.
  • 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. Radiosurgery 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.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The "Head On Collision" video has the band's nickelodeon show as being presented by Troma Studios.
    • "Greatest of All Time" makes reference to the '96 Chicago Bulls and their "Big 3" of Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen.
  • Silly Love Songs: The other half of their songs, and it's most prevalent on Coming Home.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The "Dressed to Kill" video is about a young man stalking his neighbor across the street not knowing that she's been doing the same to him. They're mutually stalking each other.
  • 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.
  • The "The" Title Confusion: The reason they officially changed their name from A New Found Glory to just New Found Glory was that record stores weren't sure whether to file their CDs under A or N.
  • Three Chords and the Truth
  • Title Track: Coming Home and Radiosurgery.
  • Unperson: Steven Klein's departure from the band. note 
  • Unplugged Version: Make The Most Of It is an entire album of acoustic songs; the first half of the album is wholly original songs, the second half features acoustic versions of other NFG songs.
  • Vocal Tag Team: On some of their hardcore-influenced songs, Jordan does the singing while Chad does the screaming.