Hometown boys from Coral Springs, Florida, punk-pop band New Found Glory were formed in mid-1997. Having recently graduated from high school, the bandmates wasted little time amassing a cult following, eventually rising to the upper tier of punk-pop music alongside Good Charlotte, Saves the Day, and other Warped Tour-affiliated bands. Renowned for their energetic live shows, New Found Glory toured up and down the East Coast in the late ’90s, selling out the entire pressing of their 1997 debut EP, It’s All About the Girls, along the way. The full-length debut effort Nothing Gold Can Stay followed in when New Found Glory signed a major-label contract with MCA. The band’s first gold-selling album, the self-titled New Found Glory, was followed by a high-profile tour with blink-182, an opening slot on the Warped Tour, and an appearance in the teen flick American Pie 2. This helped increase New Found Glory’s exposure. NFG snagged a headlining spot for the Warped Tour and watched their album climb to gold certification. After the tour and its resulting hype, New Found Glory then reentered the studio with a newfound restlessness. The result was Catalyst, which found the band’s sugary punk-pop steeped in new influences ranging from hardcore to thrash to new wave. The concert DVD This Disaster: Live in London documented the band’s strength as a live act. Catalyst peaked at number three on Billboard’s Top 200 and eventually went gold, propelled in part by the success of “All Downhill from Here.” They have continued to push the envelope with their music and tour consistently making their live acts not to be missed.