Yellowcard is currently back on top of this year's "most anticipated of 2012" reader poll. Have you voted yet? Brand New is No. 2. Still can't get any real news on their thoughts for this year ... but I've been told they're at least thinking of recording.
I think the only thing odd about Brand New being number 2 is that they aren't number 1. They tend to have three years between albums and this year it will have been three years since Daisy so I think most people are extra hopeful. And even though they don't make announcements they could easily be in the middle of working on something.
What seems odd to me is that Yellowcard is number 1. I feel like there are so many bigger bands with releases this year and I haven't heard a Yellowcard song that I've enjoyed since Ocean Avenue.