Chad Gilbert (NFG) Starts Record Label Via Bridge Nine

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 21, 2012

Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory has started Violently Happy Records, a label imprint via Bridge Nine Records. The label will be releasing albums on all formats and will start with Candy Hearts' new EP on November 6th. Check out what Gilbert had to say about the label below by clicking “Read More.” 

I am proud to announce that I have started an imprint label through Bridge Nine called Violently Happy Records and my first release is The Best Ways to Disappear EP by Candy Hearts!  Now, let me answer the questions you have running through your mind… 
Why start a label?  To make money?  To be cool?  Well, I was born cool so that’s not it, and yes, money doesn’t grow on trees so if someone could make it rain, that’s great, too but the true reason is to help. Yes, help. I grew up in the punk/hardcore scene and learned at a very young age from all of my favorite old school bands that it’s about supporting each other and pulling up your brother (or in this case, sister) with you as you grow.  Now that I have been in the music scene for well over a decade, and unfortunately have experienced the frustrating business-side of things, I felt it was time to help a band that I love and believe in the same way when my band got its start: by people helping us.

 Why Candy Hearts? Well, listen to them. It’s undeniable. Truthful lyrics sung to a sweet, honest melody over a 90’s-alt-rock-meets-east-bay-gritty-punk-rhythm. A sound that would appeal to a Jawbreaker fan, a Green Day fan and even a Lemonheads fan, if you are into being nostalgic. The female frontwoman Mariel Loveland reveals a lot in her lyrics that I think will give music fans a place to go when they need to feel like they aren’t alone.   Real songs by real people wanting nothing more than to play them to people, and I intend to help them.

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    Awesome name for a label. Bjork would be proud!
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    So this is what’s been going on and I am so excited and so grateful that both Chad & B9 are taking a chance on our...
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