Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 8:53 a.m.
There has been speculation that Yellowcard would be returning to the music scene, and we're here to confirm the dreadful news.The band went on hiatus in April 2008, declaring the musicians needed time to work on their own projects. The group left their label, Capitol, a month later.
Now vocalist/guitarist Ryan Key, guitarist Ryan Mendez, violinist Sean Mackin, bassist Sean O'Donnell and drummer Longineu Parsons will begin recording a new album in September with producer Neal Avron, who has worked on three of their past albums. This album will come out on Hopeless Records, although no release date has been set. This will be the band's fifth album and the first since 2007's Paper Walls.
Key told Alternative Press that he attributes the band coming back together largely to Parsons, who reached out to the other members about making a new album. "It had been several months since I had spoken to him, and I hadn't really talked to [violinist] Sean Mackin since his wedding last summer," Key said. "When L.P. called, I think a light came on for both Sean and me that it was time to start communicating. Once that happened, we all quickly realized how much we were missing the band and being together."
You can listen to their new song, "For You, and Your Denial," here, and then let us know how bad you think it is: