Though pop-punk is making quite the resurgence, differentiating between bands within the genre can be a difficult task. However, from the opening notes in "For You, And Your Denial", Yellowcard is reminding fans and critics alike what they have been missing since the band went on hiatus in 2008. Compared to their peers, the band has an original sound that stands out from the pack. Driven by the stylings of Sean Mackin on violin, "For You, And Your Denial" is a vintage Yellowcard track with a high flying and hook laden chorus, dueling guitars and of course frontman Ryan Key's signature voice. Lyrically sardonic, "For You, And Your Denial" continues the progression seen in 2007's magnificent Paper Walls. While the track is not quite as strong as its predecessor, it is a triumphant reminder that the band has a spot reserved for them among the genre's greats. If this track is truly an indicator of what to expect from When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes, you can safely pencil it in as one of the best pop-punk albums of the year.
Yellowcard is a multi-platinum selling pop punk band from Jacksonville, Florida. On August 1, 2010, it was confirmed that Yellowcard is back, working on a new record, When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes, to be released on March, 22nd via Hopeless Records.
Their music features a rare contribution to the genre, incorporating the use of a violin. Formed in 1997, the current line up consists of Ryan Key (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Mendez (lead guitar, vocals), Sean Mackin (violin, vocals), Longineu W. Parsons, III on drums, and Sean O'Donnell (of Reeve Oliver) on bass.... read more