05 Tuesday 05th August 2014
One of the first CDs I ever bought (read: my mum bought) was New Found Glory's eponymously titled second album. When you're 11-years-old the thought of anyone hearing your 'taste' in music makes you want to press your face against a pillow and ball from embarrassment, so I waited until my family wasn't around before I stuck it in my older brother's sweet AIWA 'Dolby Surround' boom-box.
When I heard the opening blasts of Better Off Dead I fell in love. At that moment I made the decision that I would spend my impending teenage years as a grungy skateboarder who hated the cool-kids and treated Dude Ranch like it was Dark Side Of The Moon (I still do tbh). Although I suffered jeers from the jocks and I never landed a clean kick-flip, I don't regret my decision to pledge my allegiance to pop-punk.
NFG had some issues after the whole Steve Klein saga (google it if u wanna be sad), so it makes me so happy to hear that they've released a new track called Selfless. I love it, not to mention it's EASYCORE as fuck.
NOT ALL OF US CAN B BORN IN THE RIGHT YEAR
Thanks to Stuff You Will Hate for the tip. The best site on the internet.
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