Yellowcard is breath of unique air which is not geared tward a TRL screaming teen. However if you’re still interested in punk, pop punk, melodic music with guitars, or anything within close to that genre it would behoove you to go out and get acquainted with a wonderful band called Yellowcard. The five guy unit from Florida consists of two guitars, a bass, drums, and a violin. They have a wonderful live sound which includes harmonies and you may find yourself singing along, even if you don’t know the words, just because of their show is incredibly energetic and audience focused.
For a few years now Yellowcard has worked hard to gain a loving fan base that is strong. They tour the clubs of America at night and the high schools by afternoon, often playing two shows a day. On top of this they released an album in 2001 (One for the kids), the “Underdog EP” in 2002, and have finished recording “Ocean Avenue” their second “big” album which is due out sometime soon. This could be a problem seeing as I am nowhere near tired of the last two albums.
Some of my favorite Yellowcard songs are Rough Draft, Big Apple Heart Break, Drifting and Powder. Of course I suggest that if you have a friend, child, invisible dog that’s into this sort of music that you purchase “one for the kids” for them and look for Yellowcard to continue making great music to enjoy in years to come.