New Found Glory establish their pop punk royalty in “Forever And Ever x Infinity” (review)

New Found Glory, 2020 (credit: Acacia Evans)

New Found Glory has been a band for 23 years and is known for hits like “My Friends Over You” and “Dressed to Kill.” Their unmistakable pop-punk prowess led them to be up there with the likes of Simple Plan, Sum 41, and Good Charlotte. They’re a household name at this point, but are they still relevant? Let’s take a look with their 10th outing, Forever And Ever x Infinity.

Kicking off the 15-track album, “Shook By Your Shaved Head” is a tongue-in-cheek, riff-heavy jaunt. It’s par-for-the-course with NFG, with jovial lyrics and a carefree presentation. “Greatest of All Time” is the leading single, operating as quintessential pop-punk with a “’96 Bulls” lyric that smacked a smirk on my face. This is the most accessible track off Forever And Ever x Infinity to reel old fans back in.

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Hands Like Houses release 4th album -Anon + kick off upcoming fall tour

Hands Like Houses have released their fourth full studio album -Anon via Hopeless Records. Containing some of the band’s biggest singles to date, it’s their first new record since 2016’s coming out party, Dissonants. The new album is being supported by a two month US tour with support from Emarosa, Devour The Day, and The Faim.

The album is currently available on all platforms for purchase and streaming.

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Hands Like Houses pull off engaging and sometimes thrilling reinvention on “-Anon.”

When Hands Like Houses made their debut in 2012 with Ground Dweller on Rise Records, they immediately stood out. At the time, Rise’s roster of new signings was filled to the brim with dime-a-dozen metalcore bands that did little to distinguish their stereotypically angsty and melodramatic music from the then-dominant groups of the Warped Tour scene… or from each other. With their label dominated by so much sonic homogeny, it was downright refreshing to see Rise take a chance on an Australian sextet who flipped the script, crafting a progressive sound where sonic intricacy meshed with nuanced lyrical storytelling, a combination that could reach genuinely riveting heights.

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