Albums In Stores Tomorrow 4-29-08

Here are some albums hitting stores tomorrow. Let us know which ones you’ll be picking up.

Run Kid Run – Love At The Core
We Shot The Moon – Fear And Love
Forever The Sickest Kids – Underdog Alma Mater
New Found Glory/International Superheroes Of Hardcore – Tip Of The Iceberg / Takin’ It Ova!
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (2 Disc Deluxe Edition)
Augustana – Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt
The New Frontiers – Mending
Nerf Herder – IV
Walls Of Jericho – Redemption (EP)
Spitfire – Cult Fiction

New Found Glory – Hits

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Artist: New Found Glory
Album: Hits
Label: Universal
Purchase: Smart Punk
Release Date: May 18, 2008

Overall: 7.0
Music: 6.0
Lyrics: 7.0
Production: 8.0

New Found Glory, I remember when they were going by A New Found Glory and they were putting out some good music, also around the time Drive-Thru Records had good bands on the label. Now a few years have passed by, New Found Glory left Drive-Thru and went major. Then New Found Glory went back to Drive-Thru with their release From Your Screen To Your Stereo: Part II. I don’t know how that release went for them, but I have a feeling it didn’t to that great as Part I. Now they have a Hits.

I feel like I have the right to say that New Found Glory spiraled down when they went major, because I’ve been listening to them for quite some time now and I remember thinking “Damn, there goes another good band” when I found out they were leaving Drive-Thru. Drive-Thru may not be good now, but back in the day (4 or so years ago) they had Rx Bandits, The Movielife, Allister, Fenix Tx, Senses Fail and the Starting Line on there, but I digress. With Hits you get to hear what New Found Glory is all about, pop-punk from track 2-6 and another band gone major from 7-11. If it was up to me, I would have not put a “hits” album but rather a collection of New Found Glory songs from their first albums they’ve put out. If you want to listen to some good New Found Glory I say go get Nothing Gold Can Stay and New Found Glory.

Track Listing:
1. Situations
2. Hit Or Miss
3. Dressed To Kill
4. My Friends Over You
5. Head On Collision
6. Understatement
7. All Downhill From Here
8. I Don’t Wanna Know
9. Failure’s Not Flattering
10. It’s Not Your Fault
11. Hold My Hand
12. Constant Static

Contests Update

We have a new contest up where three lucky winners can win a copy of New Found Glory‘s Hits album. Head to the contests page to enter. Also be sure to enter our other contests. We will be giving away a pair of tickets to Black Tide‘s upcoming album release show on March 19th. That contest ends on Sunday March 16th so enter now!

Albums In Stores Tomorrow 3-4-08

Here are some albums hitting stores tomorrow. Let us know which ones you’ll be picking up.

The Morning Light – Sounds Of Love
Our Last Night – The Ghosts Among Us
Baumer – Were It Not For You
Flogging Molly – Float
Murder By Death – Red Of Tooth And Claw
Take Action! Vol. 7 CD/DVD

Punk Goes Crunk Pre-Order

A pre-order for the upcoming Punk Goes Crunk comp can be picked up at Interpunk, Smart Punk, or Merch Now. Read what New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, My American Heart, Forever the Sickest Kids, Lorene Drive have to say about their “crunk” covers.

New Found Glory – “Tennessee” by Arrested Development
“We chose “Tennessee” by Arrested Development because some of us grew listening to this record. He sang about important issues dealing with racism, poverty and many other political topics. Instead of just recording a guilty pleasure rap/pop song we decided to do something we were more passionate about.”

Set Your Goals -“Put Yo Hood Up (California)” by Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz
“We chose to cover Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz “Put Yo Hood Up (California)” for Punk Goes Crunk. It all started when we checked out the PYHU video on youtube and were immediately sold on the track. We knew however, if we were to pull off the song right, we would need some serious outside help. We would need someone who not only had an ear for punk music, but an ear for “club-driven hip-hop rhythms” too. That person was Cyrus Bolooki, drummer from New Found Glory. Trying to collaborate with conflicting touring schedules made this difficult. This track was recorded and mixed in various cities including Walnut Creek(CA), Miami (FL), , and Sydney and Adelaide, Australia. We are very happy with how the song turned out. It has proven to be our most “crunk” song yet!”

My American Heart – “California Love” by 2Pac
“We chose “California Love” because being that our band is from Cali, it only seemed appropriate to recreate the biggest “west coast” anthem anyone has ever heard. Recording the track was very experimental for us. We tried a lot of different instruments, samples, voices, etc.”

Forever the Sickest Kids -“Men in Black” Will Smith
“We were left with no option but to chose the most crunk song and rapper ever which is why we recorded “Men in Black.” It’s also is the best movie ever that stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.”

Lorene Drive – “Hey Ya” Outkast
“Yo Yo when first had heard bout dis Punk Goes Crunk compilation right off the bat we wanted to cover “California Love”. Then we caught wind dat My American Heart already claimed territory on it. We was like damnn we betta smoke these foo’s. Then big D said “ayy homie lets do “Hey Ya” by dat crazy ass foo Outkast.” Next thing you know we was all up in the LD studio pumpin up dat bass and cuttin tracks makin it so fresh and so clean clean… So pump up your system till that trunk starts rattlin!! Yall best recognize some real O.G. gangsters comin correct.

Punk Goes Crunk Track Listing

The track listing for Fearless Records seventh album in the Punk Goes compliation, Punk Goes Crunk, can be seen below. This album will showcase popular alternative/punk/emo bands playing urban classics from Hip Hop legends like 2PAC, Notorious BIG, Snoop Dogg, and Dr. Dre. You can hear clips from some of the songs on MySpace.

Track Listing

1. Put Yo Hood Up (Lil John) – Set Your Goals
2. Got Your Money (Ol’ Dirty Bastard) – Say Anything
3. I Wish (Skee-Lo) – The Secret Handshake
4. Men in Black (Will Smith) – Forever the Sickest Kids
5. California Love (2PAC) – My American Heart
6. I Wanna Love You (Akon) – The Maine
7. Kryptonite (Purple Ribbon All-Stars) – Emanuel
8. The Seed (The Roots) – Person L
9. Still Fly (Big Tymers) -The Devil Wears Prada
10. Umbrella (Rihanna) – All Time Low
11. Notorious Thugs (Notorious BIG) – Scary Kids Scaring Kids
12. Nothin’ But A “G” Thang (Dr. Dre) – The Escape Frame
13. Gin and Juice (Snoop Dogg) – Hot Rod Circuit
14. Hey Ya! (OutKast) – Lorene Drive
15. Tennessee (Arrested Development) – New Found Glory

New Found Glory To Release Hits Album

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New Found Glory, for the first time, will release all of their best-loved singles and album cuts together for Hits (Drive-Thru/Suretone/MCA/Geffen/UMe), set to be released on March 18, 2008. Hits also includes a couple of rare gems–“Constant Static,” previously available only as a Japanese album bonus cut, and “Situations” (streamed on the Warped Tour Website for only one month and never before commercially available).  All of the tracks were personally selected by the bandmembers. Check out the album art for Hits below.

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