The full press-release for Ryan Key's (Yellowcard) Kickstarter for a new recording studio is in the replies. No word on a stretch goal of me coming down to critique your tunes yet.
"After working on six Yellowcard albums, I can honestly say that Ryan Key is a true talent," said Avron (producer and mixer of Linkin Park, Weezer, Aerosmith, Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard). "I have watched Ryan successfully hone his techniques as a songwriter and now producer. Armed with these skills, Ryan truly has an innate sense for what a song needs."
You and me—Ryan Key. Together, we can bring The Lone Tree Recordings to life. As the lead singer and guitarist of Yellowcard, I practically grew up in a studio. I know how important it is for musicians to be able to write and record their music so they can share it with the world. So I'm reaching out to all music fans and musicians to help support this studio as a space for talented musicians to write and record the songs they love.
Anyone wanna go to the Yellowcard/Memphis May Fire show at House of Blues Dallas tomorrow night? Lemme know why I should pick you in the replies and the winner will get a pair. Please make sure you can go to the show before replying.
Yellowcard's Lift a Sail is in stores today and we sat down with lead singer Ryan Key to talk about the process behind writing the album, the fears of taking a risk vs playing it safe with music, and the band's lessons from their ride in the music industry. This interview ended up being quite long but I think it's a fascinating read for anyone that's a fan of the band or interested in the artistic and behind the scenes songwriting process.
And, in that process, we realized we really felt good about that. We talked about it, and we had those talks of like, “well, is this what we’re going to do? I mean, we’re clearly leaning in this direction and feeling inspired here, but is this going...