Do you think Yellowcard's Ocean Avenue is a sophomore slump or comeback of the year? We've pitted two staff members against each other to debate its merits on whether it will live on as a worthy successor or fall into the dreaded sophomore slump category. Read the justification for each in the replies and feel free to post your own thoughts.
We've received several reports that Ryan Key from Yellowcard announced at their recent show in Utah on Sept. 30 that they will be writing new songs and have been working through their hiatus. Take this news with a grain of salt.
Just a reminder, on Monday, August 13th at 8PM EST (5PM PST), Yellowcard will be using Myspace Instant Messenger to take requests directly from fans, live and in-studio. Myspace will feature the live stream at myspace.com/yellowcard; to participate, add the username 'yellowcard' to your contact list on Myspace IM and send in your requests. If you'd like to be there live, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, Myspace URL, address, and phone number. To be eligible you must have Yellowcard in your "top friends" and be located in the LA area.
Yellowcard's AOL Sessions Under Cover are now available for viewing; the band goes acoustic and covers Radiohead's "High and Dry" in addition to performing their original songs "Light Up the Sky," "Keeper," and "Three Flights Down."
According to the video in the replies, Ryan Key, the lead singer of Yellowcard, is in the trailer for the film which has been given the working title Cloverfield (you know, the "mystery" ad before Transformers). We're not sure if he'll be in theatres on January 18th, 2008, but he's without a doubt in stores today with the band's new album, Paper Walls.
Yellowcard has launched a brand new website in support of their highly-anticipated, forthcoming full-length, Paper Walls, which has been slated for a July 17th release via Capitol Records. By selecting the audio player, fans can catch a glimpse of a handful of video stills from the group's upcoming music video for "Light Up the Sky."