New Found Glory
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 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 as the band rose from anonymity to releasing three gold albums and becoming a household name in the process. 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. Features artwork by previous B9 contributor David Witt (Dwitt).