News•September 16, 2008 6:34 PM ET•7,012 views
New Found Glory signs w/ Epitaph Records
Official press release: Epitaph Records is proud to announce the signing of pop-punk's most notorious band, New Found Glory. The steadfast rockers are currently wrapping up the recording of their seventh studio album, which was produced by Mark Hoppus (Motion City Soundtrack), mixed by Neal Avron (Fall Out Boy) and due out in spring 2009. For the past decade, New Found Glory has entertained fans with fun, energetic music, releasing six classic pop-punk albums, including three gold records New Found Glory, Sticks and Stones and Catalyst. The group's move to Epitaph marks the next chapter in the band's renowned career. "Picking a new label was a scary thing for New Found Glory," explains Chad Gilbert. "The music industry has been changing so much and more and more bands are being treated and presented like some Wal-Mart pop act with guitars. We have real diehard fans and we wanted to find a home that would represent NFG the right way. A label that knew our music scene. Epitaph is the place to be! They were all longtime, true fans of new found glory and they understand us. We aren't just some record to put out before the new Pussycat Dolls CD! A real music label. We were over the big business of the majors." "It's my great pleasure to welcome NFG to the Epitaph family," adds Epitaph's owner and founder Brett Gurewitz. "Everybody here is over the moon about working with the greatest pop-punk band in history."