Music Monday >> Yellowcard – “Rest In Peace”

Yellowcard announced on their website last week that their upcoming release will be their last. Catch the band on their farewell tour this fall. Tour dates are available on yellowcardrock.com.

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Yellowcard – “Sing For Me”

Yellowcard just premiered the video for “Sing For Me,” a track off their latest album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes.

Check out the band’s new video below!

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I absolutely love what the band did with this video. The sentiment is truly inspiring.

What do y’all think of Yellowcard’s new music video?

Music Review >> Yellowcard – ‘When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes’

The roaring violin intertwining with guitar on the opening track of Yellowcard’s latest album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, was the first inclination to me that this band is most definitely back.

After not working together for two years, Yellowcard (Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Ryan Mendez, Sean O’Donnell, and Longineu Parsons II) connected with each other via email to exchange demos and song ideas, as going to each other’s homes in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Phoenix to hammer out ideas for their seventh album.

“There’s a really fresh energy to it,” lead singer Ryan Key said in a press release. “We didn’t feel like we had to top something we’d already accomplished; it was almost like writing our first record again.”

Violinist Sean Mackin shares Key’s sentiment stating, “I feel like we’re doing it again for the first time. Everyone is so happy to do this. We remember why we do this and it feels incredible. Yellowcard has always been about good friends enjoying music together.”

After my first listen of When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, I felt that the band really just knocked this album out of the park. Everything about the 10-track collection of music was on point. Key’s vocals are stronger and more emotive than ever, the song arrangements are fantastic, and the lyrical content of the songs reveal how this band has grown as not just artists, but as individuals.

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Music Review >> Yellowcard – “For You, And Your Denial”

It’s been four years since Yellowcard released their last album, Paper Walls, and this spring the band (Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Longineu “LP” Parsons, Ryan Mendez, and Sean O’Donnell) are releasing When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. Key said that taking a break before releasing this album was, “absolutely the best possible choice we could have made as a band.”

“The fact that we had that time to refocus and recharge individually made working together for the first time in two years so much more exciting. The possibilities were endless again,” he said.

The band signed with Hopeless Records last fall, before heading into the studio to record with Neal Avron, whom Key referred to as the sixth member of the band while putting together an album.

The result of Yellowcard’s hard work is their forthcoming fifth studio album which features the band’s latest single, “For You, And Your Denial.”

The track has a familiarity about it. The guitar work has similarities to the band’s huge hit, “Ocean Avenue,” which to my ears isn’t a bad thing. I definitely think taking a part of what made your original hit big and building on it from there is what makes this new song work.

“For You, And Your Denial” is upbeat and catchy, which makes you want to listen to the track over and over again. Musically, the band sounds fantastic and Key’s voice sounds stronger than ever. Overall, I think that the song is a great re-introduction to Yellowcard and their music.

“For You, And Your Denial” is available on iTunes and Amazon now. When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes is due out March 11.

For more information on Yellowcard, check out their official website.

Originally posted on BlogCritics.