Bridge Nine Records has just announced a collaboration with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert’s label Violently Happy Records. The first release will be the upcoming Candy Hearts LP “The Best Ways to Disappear” which will be released November 6th. Here’s what Chad Gilbert had to say about the collaboration, and starting his own label:
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 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.
In addition to the upcoming Candy Hearts LP, future releases will be formatted on vinyl, digital and more. Keep checking back for more news.Add Candy Hearts to My Radar