Review:: Resurrection | New Found Glory

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“I’m just dust in the breeze, but I wanna be a hurricane.”

Reflections on personal growth and burnt bridges accentuate New Found Glory’s eighth studio album, aptly titled Resurrection. Combining catchy hooks and a sound that is distinctly ‘pop punk,’ NFG solidifies their spot as top dogs in their genre with this solid release.

Addictive choruses and anthemic verses are sure to have listeners at least bobbing their heads through their first time through. The album starts powerful with “Selfless” before changing the tempo with “Angel.” However, the monumentum never slows down, as the band presents the album’s thesis in “Stubborn”, proclaiming, “I’m not trying to win you back, I’m not on my knees. I’m just owe you this much: I’m not holding grudges anymore.”

With very few misses, sly digs and strong instrumentals make Resurrection a must listen for fans of the pop punk genre.

Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Rating: 3.5/5
Runtime: ~42 minutes
Check out: “Stubborn”, “Persistent”

Tracklist:
01. Selfless
02. Resurrection
03. The Worst Person
04. Ready and Willing
05. One More Round
06. Vicious Love
07. Persistent
08. Stories of a Different Kind
09. Degenerate
10. Angel
11. Stubborn
12. Living Hell
13. On My Own


Written by Carina Browder 

LOL Gallery:

Who: Candy Hearts, Fireworks, We Are The In Crowd, New Found Glory
What: Glamour Kills Tour
When & Where: 10/14/14, Rams Head Live; Baltimore, MD
ByCaitlyn Willard

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New Found Glory Announced As Headliners For 5th Annual Glamour Kills Tour

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The 5th Annual Glamour Kills Tour will be hitting the road this fall featuring New Found Glory in support of their upcoming album, Resurrection. The tour also features We Are The In Crowd and Fireworks!! On select dates you can catch Candy Hearts, Red City Radio, and Better Off, as well. 

Various Resurrection pre-order bundles, which include items such as the CD, vinyl, poster, t-shirt, and pre-sale GA ticket and VIP soundcheck for the Glamour Kills tour, are all available for pre-order now here!

Tour dates can be found below!

10.3 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 
10.4 – Los Angeles, CA  @ House of Blues                            
10.5 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10.7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10.9 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum  
10.10 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues      
10.11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution                  
10.12 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade                    
10.14 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10.16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10.17 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10.18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom          
10.19 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater      
10.21 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10.22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
10.23 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10.24 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre              
10.26 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room                  
10.28 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
10.30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater              
10.31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live      
11.1 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11.2 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades                    
11.4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox                            
11.5 – Portland, OR @ Hawthrone Theater                      
11.7 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom    
11.8 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

Review:: Small Town Favorites | Stages & Stereos

If your autumn feels like it’s lacking in the pop-punk department, have no fear: the fifth studio release from Tallahassee’s Stages and Stereos will gladly fill that void.

Typically when a concert-goer is unfamiliar with an opener’s music, their newest release is the first one they’ll turn to in order to ease their curiosity. As the opener for Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, and Cartel on the Glamour Kills Tour this year, it was important for the band to bring their A-game with their Small Town Favorites EP. And if this record is any indicator, kids are going to be showing up to the venues early.

Daniel Lancaster boasts an impressive vocal range over the course of the album’s five songs, reaching trademark pop-punk highs, smooth lows, and a sounds reminiscent of The Killers’ Brandon Flowers (check the intro to “Coup de Grace).

Lead-off track “Cool to Be Vain” starts the EP off on solid footing, with additional compliments to Ian Edge and a thumping introductory bassline. The upbeat “Even Tides” dances its way in behind “Cool to Be Vain,” further flexing the group’s muscles when they slow the tempo down [briefly] for the first time on the record.

While the first three-fifths of the album are enjoyable, the concluding two songs are the gems on Small Town Favorites. “1990” is a tempo-shifting singalong, complete with an infectious chorus, stomping drumwork from Donnie Webb, and a quick guitar solo courtesy of Zach Schweizer, that drive through the song’s midway point.

The self-titled closing track gives Lancaster one last outlet to show his skill, complimented greatly by the group’s back “whoa-oh-ohs” behind him. The feeling of growing up and living in a small town is summed up in the simple chorus – “To hell with it, to hell with it, I’m aware of everything that I’ve done. I’m not done.”

Small Town Favorites does what a good pop-punk album should do – it gives its listeners something to sing to, and more importantly, something to relate to. The songs here are lined with emotion, and make no effort to hide it away. The GK Tour has a reputation of taking some huge acts across the country while creating others, and if this album is what Stages and Stereos can do, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot more of them down the road.

Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Rating: 3.25/5
Runtime: 17:48

Tracklist:
1. “Cool to be Vain”
2. “Even Tides”
3. “Coup de Grace”
4. “1990”
5. “Small Town Favorites”

Stages and Stereos is:
Ian Edge – Bass
Daniel Lancaster – Vocals
Zach Schweizer – Guitar
Donnie Webb – Drums


Written By: Eric Riley