Bridge Nine to release New Found Glory EP
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:18 PM PT
Official press release:
Yes: the rumors you've heard are true. In April 2008, Boston's hardcore punk label Bridge Nine Records is partnering up with a band called New Found Glory to release the Tip Of The Iceberg EP on CD, 7", and digital formats. To some, it may seem like an unlikely partnership. To Bridge Nine and New Found Glory, it makes perfect sense. New Found Glory's guitar player, infamous hardcore kid, and Gorilla Biscuits vinyl collector extraordinaire Chad Gilbert stated, "When we began New Found Glory, we were just a couple of kids from the hardcore scene playing in a punk band. Even today, there are still hardcore kids that support NFG so it's awesome to put something out for them and it's also a chance for us to show recent NFG fans the scene where the band started. Now that we've got some time in between contracts, it's nice to take some time and do whatever we want and write and record music with no pressure."
Featuring three New Found Glory originals and three cover songs, this is a release that shows an inspired band having fun making a record for themselves and their supporters. The Tip Of The Iceberg EP pays tribute to the bands and the people who inspired New Found Glory throughout their career as they reached their success over the last decade.
Bridge Nine Records' owner Chris Wrenn stated, "New Found Glory has always been a band that hardcore kids have liked, and they are not one of those bands that came from nowhere and threw out a few hardcore nods for credibility's sake. The first time I met the band was when I was with Champion in Australia a few years ago. The guys came out to the show, hung out, and they were cool guys. It's common to have bands with hardcore kids playing pop punk songs and some are pretty big bands, but there were guys doing the same thing a decade before in basements and garages and they got the idea from New Found Glory."
The Tip Of The Iceberg EP was recorded with Paul Miner (of Death By Stereo notoriety) who was also at the helm for NFG's last two proper albums, Coming Home as well as the recent From The Screen To Your Stereo II. The artwork is going to be done by hardcore illustration legend Sean Taggart, made famous for his work on classics by Agnostic Front and the Crumbsuckers, as well as supplying artwork for more recent Bridge Nine releases from Mental and Think I Care. Look for plenty of announcements involving New Found Glory's Tip Of The Iceberg EP before it hits stores worldwide in April 2008 viaBridge Nine. Be excited we are.
1/23/2008 3:19:08 PM
1/23/2008 3:20:40 PM
oh man. can't wait.
1/23/2008 3:21:37 PM
1/23/2008 3:21:45 PM
Who the fuck is Bridge9 and why do they get to release an album from New Found Glory....they practically invented pop-punk.
1/23/2008 3:28:34 PM
BRIDGE 9 SOLD OUT THEIR NOT HARDCORE ANYMORE I'M SO UPSET MY LIFE IS RUINED
1/23/2008 3:38:56 PM
Wow. NFG is going to be bring some class to B9... what will happen to the board and all their loyal hxc fans?!?! OH NO ITS THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!!
1/23/2008 3:40:18 PM
My friend plays keyboard for new found glory. I guess i'm sort of a celebrity in the LG community.
1/23/2008 3:42:36 PM
B9 sucks, and their message board is filled with transvestites.
1/23/2008 3:44:27 PM
reppin nfg from day one
1/23/2008 3:49:50 PM
This is cool, NFG has always tried to be hardcore...
1/23/2008 3:52:54 PM
i am really stoked for this
1/23/2008 4:14:28 PM
nothing gold can stay rules. and lol @ how many times the label tries to justify this. either way, good stuff.
1/23/2008 4:16:54 PM
well only one member of nfg likes hardcore and thats the gay bald vegan muther fucker i believe. anyways some of there tunes are pretty cool
1/23/2008 4:18:19 PM
total gays... stop spending time looking for "hardcore" cred and learn how to play your guitars
1/23/2008 4:18:56 PM
I have a gay love affair with NFG. Stoked for this.
1/23/2008 4:20:29 PM
boytruck 1/23/2008 3:40:18 PM My friend plays keyboard for new found glory. I guess i'm sort of a celebrity in the LG community. gay.
1/23/2008 4:30:34 PM
Jordan told my friend about this after their show in Santa Cruz. I've just been waiting to hear the official word. So stoked.
1/23/2008 4:31:37 PM
GAY FUCKING BAND.
1/23/2008 4:38:24 PM
itouchyourkids 1/23/2008 4:20:29 PM boytruck 1/23/2008 3:40:18 PM My friend plays keyboard for new found glory. I guess i'm sort of a celebrity in the LG community. gay.
1/23/2008 4:41:52 PM
this would read much better if the title of this thread is "NFG breaks the fuck up (finally)"
1/23/2008 4:42:57 PM
this is, good news.
1/23/2008 4:48:48 PM
Gorilla Buscuits, way to namedrop to earn some more cred i guess??
1/23/2008 4:52:24 PM
I like NFG. At least their older stuff. I havent kept up with their last few records. Will check this out.
1/23/2008 5:13:40 PM
1/23/2008 5:43:41 PM
boytruck 1/23/2008 3:40:18 PM My friend plays keyboard for new found glory. I guess i'm sort of a celebrity in the LG community. Hahaha crap
1/23/2008 6:03:49 PM
chad needs to stop with this gay NFG bullshit and start doing vocals for Shai Hulud again. fuck NFG. gay shit. get AIDS. etc etc etc.
1/23/2008 6:31:50 PM
first H20 and now this. why not put out the next screeching weasel record? or maybe the mr. T experience!! how about the pansy division?
1/23/2008 6:48:00 PM
i fucking love this band. eat shit. good for them.
1/23/2008 6:59:38 PM
1/23/2008 7:00:25 PM
this is the gayest shit I've ever read in my life. Fuck them, fuck pop punk and fuck pop punk mixed with hardcore and fuck all of you pussies who like it.
1/23/2008 7:01:35 PM
where is slk and godfather when you need em'
1/23/2008 8:39:19 PM
why isnt Lambgoat Records releasing this?
1/23/2008 8:44:53 PM
And with that, bridge 9 formally announced that they can't sell anymore shitty hardcore records.
1/23/2008 9:19:40 PM
"i don't like this band because they are popular" --every lambgoater ever. get the fuck over it.
1/23/2008 9:46:13 PM
i love NFG
1/24/2008 12:52:20 AM
the sad thing about this news is that NFG has more hardcore credibility than 90% of the shit that b9 puts out.
1/24/2008 7:40:39 AM
"infamous hardcore kid" lol@tht 1
1/24/2008 9:12:52 AM
<NFG fuck the haters
1/25/2008 1:51:35 AM
Man so many of you are fucking stupid. Ignorant pre-teen hardcore noobs, the lot of you.