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New Found Glory Guitarist Forms Violently Happy...

Posted by: Alex DiVincenzo (09/21/12)
New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has partnered with Bridge Nine Records to form Violently Happy Records. The inaugural release will be Candy Hearts' The Best Ways to Disappear EP, which comes out November 6th on digital, CD and vinyl. Read a message from Gilbert in the replies.
      
 
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08:11 AM on 09/21/12
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Statement from ChadI am proud to announce that I have started an imprint label through Bridge Nine called Violently Happy Records and my first release is The Best Ways to Disappear EP by Candy Hearts! Now, let me answer the questions you have running through your mind…

Why start a label? To make money? To be cool? Well, I was born cool so that's not it, and yes, money doesn't grow on trees so if someone could make it rain, that's great, too but the true reason is to help. Yes, help. I grew up in the punk/hardcore scene and learned at a very young age from all of my favorite old school bands that it's about supporting each other and pulling up your brother (or in this case, sister) with you as you grow. Now that I have been in the music scene for well over a decade, and unfortunately have experienced the frustrating business-side of things, I felt it was time to help a band that I love and believe in the same way when my band got its start: by people helping us.

Why Candy Hearts? Well, listen to them. It's undeniable. Truthful lyrics sung to a sweet, honest melody over a 90's-alt-rock-meets-east-bay-gritty-punk-rhythm. A sound that would appeal to a Jawbreaker fan, a Green Day fan and even a Lemonheads fan, if you are into being nostalgic. The female frontwoman Mariel Loveland reveals a lot in her lyrics that I think will give music fans a place to go when they need to feel like they aren't alone. Real songs by real people wanting nothing more than to play them to people, and I intend to help them.

Why the relationship with Bridge Nine? I have released an EP with them from my band New Found Glory and the experience working alongside them was extremely fun and efficient; a driven work ethic coupled with knowing the importance of creating a fun, interesting record buying experience and keeping the indie music scene alive.

Why the name Violently Happy? Well, my favorite singer of all time is Bjork and that happens to be a Bjork song, but it fit for the label because anyone that knows my music background knows I've had a diverse career from starting in hardcore music to pop punk. I intend to do that with my label, too; releasing music I believe in regardless of the genre. Violent or happy music!
08:19 AM on 09/21/12
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I was scrolling and all I saw was new found glory and violently. I was worried either someone jumped someone or someone in NFG went nuts.

That being said, excited to see what all comes from this label, chad produces some awesome albums so I trust his ear.
08:20 AM on 09/21/12
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Not into NFG at all, but Candy Hearts fucking rule.
08:27 AM on 09/21/12
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Damn, he's been really busy lately.
08:32 AM on 09/21/12
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Not into NFG at all, but Candy Hearts fucking rule.
hmm, very surprised to hear you say that. may need to actually listen now, i've heard nothing other than they were a boring female led pop punk group.
08:51 AM on 09/21/12
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hmm, very surprised to hear you say that. may need to actually listen now, i've heard nothing other than they were a boring female led pop punk group.
nah, Candy Hearts rule hard, they've got this strong mid-90s nostalgia thing going on that really gets me going.
09:06 AM on 09/21/12
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Candy Hearts is awesome--this should be really good.
09:07 AM on 09/21/12
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Now it makes a bit more sense why they're bringing them on tour with them.
09:18 AM on 09/21/12
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hmm, very surprised to hear you say that. may need to actually listen now, i've heard nothing other than they were a boring female led pop punk group.
I said to listen to them like a month ago. You're a bad person.
09:41 AM on 09/21/12
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I said to listen to them like a month ago. You're a bad person.

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newest song wasnt that bad. Wasnt that great either.
09:43 AM on 09/21/12
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"Violently Horny Records"
10:15 AM on 09/21/12
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maybe now Catalyst will get pressed on vinyl since this could be the "i was planning on doing it with my friends label" reasoning Chad gave when he shot down another label's plans to press Catalyst. maybe even Coming Home as well.
10:50 AM on 09/21/12
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maybe now Catalyst will get pressed on vinyl since this could be the "i was planning on doing it with my friends label" reasoning Chad gave when he shot down another label's plans to press Catalyst. maybe even Coming Home as well.
I may be a bit out of my element here, but wouldn't the label, Geffen or Universal Music Group have the rights to those albums? I guess it's based on how their contract was written at the time. I just kind of thought NFG would not really have the authority to press those albums without some kind of permission or agreement.
10:58 AM on 09/21/12
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That's awesome for Chad, hope VHR leads to great things. And a new Candy Hearts release can show up any time now.
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