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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.


Cover Albums

  • From the Screen to Your Stereo (2000)
  • From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II (2007)
  • Mania EP (2013)
  • From the Screen to Your Stereo 3 (2019)


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.
  • 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 and Nothing for Christmas
  • 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.
    • Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast appears on "Caught In The Act".
    • Hayley Williams of Paramore appears on "Tangled Up", and Paramore have a cameo in the video for "Kiss Me."
    • From The Screen to Your Stereo Part II featured Max Bemis, Patrick Stump, Lisa Loeb, Adam Lazzara, Will Pugh (Cartel), Chris Carrabba, and Sherri Dupree (Eisley).
  • 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.
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  • The Cover Changes the Gender: Their cover of "Kiss Me", which takes on the perspective of the guy.
  • Cover Album: From The Screen to Your Stereo (hit songs from movies) and Mania (The Ramones 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
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. 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: 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.
  • 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 
  • Vocal Tag Team: On some of their hardcore-influenced songs, Jordan does the singing while Chad does the screaming.