by Debbie Seagle
There is hope in the music world after all and we have turned a corner
from the boy band days. Not to say that all the boy bands have gone
away, but their key audience (teen age girls) is now evolving to the next
level, pop-punk. The success of this band has burst onto the punk
world and is now the music every teenager hears on the bus to school and
out in the quad at lunch.
In their third commercial release, New Found Glory blend together equal
parts of hardcore, emo, and rock to come up with a sound that is what I
like to call “Blink light.” With sounds very similar to Blink, they
possess a bit less libido but better vocals. I’m also giving them
extra points because they are all decent musicians, their songs are catchy
and Jordan Pundik’s vocals are a stand out for the band.
This latest effort has several energy packed tracks that will make fine
summer listening, including “My Friends Over You,” “Sonny,” and “Something
I Call Personality.” This is not Ramones punk from back in the day,
but a lighter version that is lighter on the angst and more focused on
life and all its twists. There is an improvement in lyrical content
and musical chops from their self titled CD, which shows that this band
is growing in their abilities and definitely on an upward trend.
Considered a must-see-live band on the Van’s Warped Tour when NFG out drew
the main stage headliner, they also headlined the Civic Tour this summer
and have two CDs on Listmania’s list of best punk bands. One thing
that must be said is that this band works hard to entertain you and the
concert halls seem to be full of satisfied customers.
Similar music: Good Charlotte, MXPX
Glory - Sticks and Stones
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My Friends Over You
Something I Call Personality
Head On Collision
Its Been A Summer
Forget My Name
Never Give Up
The Great Houdini
The Story So Far
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