Wednesday, August 02, 2006

the rock power of new found glory

[just because i used to scream about death and veganism doesn't mean i can't look good]

For many hipsters, jaded music fans and parents, New Found Glory is nothing more than a flash-in-the-pan sensation, whose musical confines has long been stomped on by bands like Blink-182, NoFx, Green Day and Screeching Weasel. Yet, the Florida band still commands a certain amount of respect, which can be attributed to non-stop touring, a dedicated fanbase, and guitarist Chad Gilbert's presence in seminal hardcore/metal band Shai Hulud.

That said, I think it's a bit safe to say that New Found Glory is not like The Wonders, especially when you take in to consideration that they've been around for nearly a decade. This morning, I caught the video for their new single, "It's Not Your Fault," and it dawned on me that New Found Glory will probably be like The Cars. They will release a bunch of cheesy, prepackaged pop-punk, but then 10 years from now, people will probably remember the band fondly. Can you imagine future hipsters dissecting a song like "My Friends Over You?" I can and it's both frightening and comforting at the same time.

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New Found Glory on MTV


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