New Found Glory Finish Recording New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 5, 2014

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New Found Glory's new album is all done being recorded. A fall release on Hopeless Records is expected. Check out an update from the band below after the jump.

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New Found Glory Tap Anthony Raneri For Guest Spot

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 25, 2014

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New Found Glory brought Anthony Raneri into the studio to track some vocals. Check out a message from Gilbert below after the jump.

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New Found Glory Guest Gang Vocal Features

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 13, 2014

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Scott Vogel of Terror, Audelio Flores of Set Your Goals, Carah Faye of Shiny Toy Guns, and Mod Sun all helped New Found Glory record guest vocals in the studio. Check out an update from the band below after the jump.

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New Found Glory Begin Tracking New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 9, 2014

New Found Glory are kicking off the recording process for their new album today. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: Let’s Play This Game Called When You Catch-Phrase

by Zack Zarrillo - May 29, 2014

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PropertyOfZack is continuing a new string of Playlist features from individual team members to highlight specific feelings or desires. Next up is titled Let’s Play This Game Called When You Catch-Phrase by Managing Editor Adrienne Fisher.

Check out our the Playlist, let us know what your songs on it are, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading along below!

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We’re all aware of the homogeneity that exists amongst the band and song names in this little scene of ours – in fact, it’s often the subject of sarcasm or confusion when trying to keep straight how many records you’ve bought over the years with the name “Day” somewhere on the front. But what’s even more fun to realize is the overlap that exists in words and phrases from bands of last era’s wave of emo and pop-punk with ones that are making music today.

So, for my playlist, let’s play this game called when you catch-phrase – or simply put, let’s just have some fun with word associations, for those of you who like layman’s terms and not puns off Fall Out Boy lyrics. The objective was to chain together songs from different artists of yesteryear to this year that had some significant overlap between a band name and the subsequent song title – be it a shared phrase, similar alliteration, or even a straight up reference to another band. The result is a zig-zagging pattern that does wacky things like pair up New Found Glory to Failure, and while I’m sure I’ve achieved little sense in terms of sonic flow, we can at least all take some solace in that no one but me will actually ever play The Wonder Years followed immediately by Naked Raygun.

New Found Glory’s ‘Catalyst’ Turns Ten

by Zack Zarrillo - May 18, 2014

New Found Glory's Catalyst is officially ten years old. Read our Decade piece on the record here and stream it below after the jump.

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New Found Glory Sign To Hopeless Records

by Zack Zarrillo - May 18, 2014

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Hopeless Records have added New Found Glory to their arsenal of legacy bands. The band will be releasing a new album this fall. Check out a tweet from the band below.  

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POZ Skate And Surf Preview: Our Must-See Bands (Day 2)

by Zack Zarrillo - May 16, 2014

Skate And Surf Festival is just a day away now, and we hope you’re all as excited as we are for an incredible weekend in Asbury Park, NJ. We thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Acts for the second day of the lineup today. Check out ticket/lineup information for the festival here, our list below, and reblog to let us know who we need to see while we’re at Skate this weekend!

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New Found Glory 
Pop-punk reigns supreme at Skate & Surf once again with the grandfathers of the genre headlining Sunday night. You already know exactly what you’re going to get from New Found Glory performing in a festival setting – a fast-paced run-through of their greatest hits, plus probably a cover of Green Day’s “Basket Case.” Despite knowing exactly what’s coming, it’ll probably be the most fun you’ll have all weekend. And if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get to hear some new material. 

Circa Survive
Anthony Green is just truly insane. Circa Survive make really great music, but half of the fun of the band’s live show is just watching Anthony Green be kind of a freak. We all love it, and we know it’s going to be incredible. Plus, he’ll have just rocked out the day before with Saosin. This is Green’s weekend.

Light Years
While many young pop-punk bands are prone to dull live shows and clichés, Light Years stray away from those mistakes like veterans. They’ve only released one full-length album, but it gives off a slightly “grown-up” vibe; like they’ve already been through the angst and now they’re worried about making real-life mistakes that could actually tectonically shift their lives. It’s cathartic and loud and you won’t want to miss it. They also play Saturday night at an after-show with Knuckle Puck, so hit that if you’re worried about squeezing them into your schedule. 

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New Found Glory Recording New Album In June

by Zack Zarrillo - May 15, 2014

It looks like New Found Glory will be recording their new album in June. The release will likely appear on a new label in the fall followed-up by a headlining tour. Check out a post from Jordan Pundik below after the jump.

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POZ Decade: New Found Glory - Catalyst

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

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New Found Glory's Catalyst was released ten years ago next week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today! We have commentary on the album from POZ team members Adrienne Fisher, Becky Kovach, Erik van Rheenen, Brittany Oblak, and Deanna Chapman, so enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on Catalyst ten years later! 

How Catalyst holds up in 2014
There’s been a lot of discussion in the blogger world lately about the place of pop-punk within the gaping scope of “alternative” rock, but New Found Glory’s always stood proudly in their corner as the everyman of the dreaded double-P genre. They’ve found favor for years between being the hardcore scene’s approved pop-punk band and milking the nostalgia factor by always, always, always playing The Hits at every Warped Tour set. But we’re not complaining, because nostalgia is the reason that NFG’s catalog does hold up over the years. I’m not sure I’d be able to keep myself from rolling my eyes at the chugging quasi-breakdowns in “At Least I’m Known for Something” or the drawling sap on “I Don’t Wanna Know” if songs like the punchy “Doubt Full” and “Truth of My Youth” didn’t put a gigantic smile on my face.
 
Revisiting with Catalyst in full for the first time in probably half a decade puts me right back in the trenches with those textbook sugar-sweet melodies. If pop-punk were the chocolate factory, NFG are the Oompa Loompas guiding you through, feeding you pogo-jumping candy and hoping you don’t hop overboard as they croon earnestly “these are the things I can say when we’re alone.” “All Downhill From Here,” the breakout single that pushed them into TRL’s countdown ten years ago, is still a hugely fun standout of the record, amongst other underrated jams like “Failure’s Not Flattering” (shout out to James Dewees on those keys!) and “This Disaster.” Sure, there’s some filler on this record (14 songs?! Practically a marathon listen by today’s standards), and New Found can and always will be cheesy as hell, but they do it the best, and their solid legacy is evidence of that. – Adrienne Fisher
 
Most important song on Catalyst
New Found Glory has been at it for nearly 20 years, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Despite recent drama, the band is still going strong, and has a number of festivals coming up, including Skate & Surf later this month, as well as a UK tour lined up for next fall. 

While Catalyst may not be New Found Glory’s most popular album, for a band that’s so influential and well-loved, that doesn’t necessarily mean a whole lot. And there’s really no question as to what the most important song on Catalyst might be. “All Downhill From Here” was the album’s first single and peaked at number 11 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. Since Catalyst’s release, “All Downhill From Here” has easily remained a fan favorite, as well as a set list staple - during the band’s live shows it garners one of the best crowd reactions. 

"All Downhill From Here" is catchy, energetic, and an ode to a doomed relationship that just about anyone can find solace in. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a New Found Glory fan that can’t sing along. – Becky Kovach

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POZ Discussion: Essential Spring Listening

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 29, 2014

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Spring is well upon us, and it seems like we’re close to feeling more warmth than cold. To celebrate PropertyOfZack’s favorite season before Warped Tour  we’re launching a new Essential Spring Listening Discussion filled with TeamPOZ’s favorite albums for this season. Check out our guide, listen along, and feel free to reblog with your favorite spring records!

The Format - Interventions
Look, I like Dog Problems a whole bunch, but Interventions + Lullabies is so many levels above it in my mind and the allergy-filled season of spring just brings the love for it out of me. Thinking about it right now, there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing right now than playing “The First Single” on a walk across 85th street into Central Park and through the Great Lawn in New York City. Maybe I could grab an ice cream cone with raspberry sorbet inside by the time I turn around and “Sore Thumb” kicks in. Fuck, what a great record. - Zack Zarrillo

blink-182 - Enema Of the State
Spring time in Texas is kind of weird. We go from 28 degrees to 80 in the blink of an eye. And yes, 80 is our spring temperature, though next week it will be 90. Basically, this leaves very little time for driving with the windows down and sitting outside without sweating. I have a lot of albums I listen to in the summer, but since spring is so short-lived here, I only have a handful that feel truly 
springy.

While it is not most people’s favorite, blink-182’s Enema of the State always signals the arrival of spring for me. It is the album I want to blast while driving around town, windows down, AC off. Listening to this album without the windows down seems almost blasphemous to me. I don’t know why I’ve attached so much nostalgia to this album, but I know every word to every song. I love summer in Texas so I think the energy and excitement I feel when listened to Enema perfectly mirrors my excitement for spring and the coming of summer. - Caitlin DeWeese

New Found Glory - Coming Home
Coming Home is my favorite New Found Glory record. “Oxygen” also may be my favorite New Found Glory song, but I think it’s the worst track on the record itself. That’s a different discussion for a different time, however.

There’s just something about Coming Home in the springtime that makes me feel like the flowers are blooming and everything is coming to life again. The struggles of winter (the band being on tour, always) are coming to an end and the joy in the warmth of spring (coming home, duh) is finally here. Those Eisley ladies really, really add so much to the final tracks as well. - Zack Zarrillo

The Promise Ring - Very Emergency
The Promise Ring are mostly revered for their beautiful bummer-fest Nothing Feels Good, but for my money they were never more exciting than on that album’s bouncy, bright follow-up, Very Emergency. It’s no longer 30 degrees everywhere — Spring is here, and right from the opener, “Happiness Is All The Rage,” the clothes are off and the frolicking’s begun. A celebration of love, sex and new beginnings full of giant choruses (“Emergency! Emergency!”) and racing backbeats (“Skips A Beat”), Very Emergency proves that if wearing your heart on your sleeve in the sad times feels freeing, doing so during the happy times can just as liberating — and twice as fun. - Jesse Richman

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Steve Klein’s ex-Wife Reveals Details Regarding Underage Findings

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 11, 2014

The San Luis Obispo Tribute have posted details from a recent hearing in the Steve Klein case over child sex crimes. Klein’s ex-wife testified that “she discovered at least 100 videos of two-way chats between Steve Klein and unidentified females who appeared to be underage.” You can read more details below after the jump.

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Circa Survive, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Citizen Announce Free FMMF Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 28, 2014

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The Fashion Meets Music Festival will be taking place from August 29th through 31st in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. Check out the full lineup for the free show below after the jump.

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