New Found Glory released their first live album, Kill It Live, a few weeks ago through Bridge 9 Records. The album also features three new songs that are tacked on to the end, “I Want To Believe,” “Connect The Dots” and “First Bite.” The live portion of the album was recorded over two nights at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. Seventeen songs were chosen, representing all the band’s albums and the Tip Of The Iceberg EP.
The record was pressed as a double LP and comes housed in a gatefold jacket. Each record comes in a printed cardboard sleeve that has a picture of everyone who attended either of the shows at the Chain Reaction formed into a collage. The gatefold has a shot of the band at the front of stage after one of the shows, which also captures the crowd. A download code or CD is not included with the record, instead B9 sent out a download code via email to those who pre-ordered/order through them. The download is for low quality 192 kbps MP3’s however. Since codes are not included with the record I assume if you don’t order from B9 you are screwed in terms of getting MP3’s of the album without having to pay extra for it if you want to be legit about obtaining them.
A new thing B9 did with pre-orders for this album is offering exclusive early access pre-order for thos who pre-ordered the Connect The Dots 7” from them. A code was sent to said people which gave them early access (a 1-2 hour window) before it went live to the general public. The pressing info is as follows; 100 on half clear/half yellow (friends press) 300 on yellow, 600 on white, 800 on clear (Hot Topic exclusive) 1000 on half white/half black, 1200 on half yellow/half black. Something else new B9 did with the usual friends press was make it available to the general public, but only to those who bought a bundle for all the variants. Only 50 copies of the friends press were made available this way. Typically B9 inserts the friends presses in random orders in place of whatever color the person ordered.