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On the End of Yellowcard

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Evan Lucy has a nice interview and feature on the end of Yellowcard over at Alternative Press:

    The sense of finality led Key to approach writing Yellowcard from a different angle lyrically, as well. The singer felt especially galvanized by the ability to have the album’s lyrics serve as his farewell to friends, fans and family, and he challenged himself to use each song to express a different sentiment of saying goodbye. Some, like the affecting wistfulness of “Empty Street” (“Boxing up the fireworks/cancel my parade/the street is empty tonight”) and album closer “Fields & Fences,” complete with a goosebump-inducing orchestral outro, find him staring down his rapidly approaching future as Yellowcard’s ex-frontman, while the fiery “Savior’s Robes”—with its biting chorus, “Play us a song I know/Make it an older one”—seems aimed at those who’d prefer the band’s Ocean Avenue selves be fossilized forever.

    Trying to read the article and having an Ice Nine Kills video pop up in my face sure was fun.

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  2. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    This got me much more excited for the album.
  3. SetYourGoals


    Do we not like Ice Nine Kills...?
  4. Turkeylegz


  5. tomtom94


    "Fuck Jason Tate" were their exact words as I recall
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  6. BleedingDodgerBlue


    Great article..I hope they film this for release. With those many songs and B sides played, plus interviews, it would be a great way to wrap it up.
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  7. goation


  8. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I need this album now.
  9. aniafc


  10. aniafc


    Also just finished reading that piece, the paragraph where he talks about calling his mom when they sold a million records is really touching. I can't relate to that exact feeling (obviously), but I remember calling my mom and telling her I was going back to college for that same reason.
  11. SetYourGoals


    Ah. I was unaware.

    Going to see them in a few weeks with Secrets. Now I feel guilty...
  12. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Bands that make merch like that really are charming arent they? What fine role models for young people. Also they have a stupid band name.
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  13. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    They used to be a pop-punk band called Ice Nine. Then got all angsty and dark and added the "Kills"
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  14. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    'the band’s swan song is a fitting ending to an accomplished career, a record that culls together moments from virtually every one of the band’s albums into a final set. From frantic pop-punk (“Got Yours”) and hooky pop-rock (“A Place We Set Afire”) to sturdy alt-rock (the aptly titled “Rest In Peace”) and folksy campfire balladry (“I’m A Wrecking Ball”), Yellowcard is a poignant, perfect encapsulation of where the band have been—and, perhaps more importantly, where they are now.'

    Excited for this! Sounds interesting
  15. Yellowcard2006


    I was ready to let Yellowcard go when they went on hiatus after paper walls so everything post hiatus has been a gift. Hope to see more music from Ryan and Sean Mackin in the future in their own projects or someone else's at least.
  16. kidinthebushes


    25 song setlist with deep cuts!
  17. Former Planets


    Except he wrote Empty Street like 6 years ago.
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  18. KimmyGibbler

    Everywhere you look... Prestigious

    So are we pretending they aren't reuniting 5 years from now?
  19. simplejack

    I wish I could say something but silence is fine.

    I'll listen to the new album so much until the hurt is gone.
  20. kidinthebushes


    I don't think so.
  21. 1) Doubt it, 2) Why would it matter?
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  22. aniafc


    I doubt it, too. They already did this once, I don't think they would lay it to rest again if they weren't fully ready to.
  23. earthlight

    Trusted Supporter

    Yeah the article got me really excited to hear stuff. Actually, shouldn't be long until those short 30 second clips show up somewhere!
  24. Davjs


    Wow, what was that all about? A bad review or something? I'd think that'd be a waste of money, would most of their fans know who Jason is?