New Found Glory "Connect The Dots" in their new music video.
We've seen a lot of different sides of New Found Glory in their 15 years as a band, but one thing we haven't seen yet is how the veteran Florida pop-punk five piece stacks up as a football team. They're probably not going to be getting a call from the Miami Dolphins any time soon about a tryout -- at least not based on the skills displayed in their new "Connect The Dots" video, directed by John Francis Conway III, and starring New Found Glory as The Glories, two terrible coaches, a couple of shirtless bros (haaaay!), and the world's cutest ref.
Hello? Yes, this is ref.
But the important thing is how hard you try, not whether you win in the end, right? That's a lesson that could be applied to another game here as well: a game called love.
Watch New Found Glory's "Connect The Dots," and read an interview with Chad Gilbert after the jump.
New Found Glory hang backstage before their "Sticks and Stones" concert.
Pop-punk fans nearly lost their marbles late last year when genre pioneers New Found Glory announced they'd be embarking on a "Sticks and Stones" 10-year anniversary tour -- "Sticks and Stones" being NFG's hit-making 2002 album, home to staple tunes like "Understatement," "My Friends Over You," and "Head On Collision." Together for 15 years, Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert, Steve Klein, Ian Grushka, and Cyrus Bolooki have been the torchbearers for like-minded three-chord acts like All Time Low and Candy Hearts (ATL is named for an NFG song, and Candy Hearts is on Chad's record label -- go figure).
Like many other breakthrough pop-punk acts of the early aughts, NFG had a huge amount of support in New Jersey. So when the quintet was forced to cancel the Starland Ballroom leg of their "Sticks and Stones" tour due to Hurricane Sandy, they decided that they not only owed New Jersey a show, but that they should contribute to Sandy relief efforts -- which is exactly what they did last Friday night at the Red Bull Noise Complaint showcase in Atlantic City. Check out some photos from New Found Glory's "Sticks and Stones"-themed set in Atlantic City, and please hold for a second while we wish to DEATH we had been there.
See more New Found Glory photos after the jump!