Welcome Yellowcard to the Hopeless Family!

Hopeless — By HopelessMelissa on August 2, 2010

After two-and-a-half years the music that provided a soundtrack for rebellious-yet-sensitive, coastal-dreaming pop-punk kids of the early 00’s is back. Yellowcard have put the break to rest with the announcement of a brand new record on a new label and tearing into life on the road again.

Returning to their pre-major label indie beginnings, Yellowcard have recently signed with Hopeless Records for their seventh studio album, the first since 2007’s Paper Walls. For round seven (and after 3 million records sold), Ryan Key (vocals/guitar) and original members Sean Mackin (violin) and Longineu (“LP”) Parsons (drums) continuing with Ryan Mendez (guitar) will be joined by longtime friend of the band Sean O’Donnell (bass), whose addition has been described as a “natural fit” for the current mindset and progression of the group.

“Hopeless seemed to be the right place for us; they were really interested in working with the band, very proactive, and had a lot of great ideas for us,” says frontman/guitarist Ryan Key. “They’re giving us the opportunity to do exactly what we want with it, and we’re thankful to have an established fanbase that is already interested in what we have to put out.”

“We have all been big fans of Yellowcard since their early days” adds Hopeless Records President Louis Posen. “Our team is having a great time working with the band and we are thrilled that there is going to be a new Yellowcard album soon. We know the fans want new music and we are honored and humbled that we get to play a part in helping such a great band write the next chapter in their career.”

Key said the writing process has been like picking up just where they left off, that they “feel like kids again, having fun and driving around listening to the music we just created, no words yet, just the music over and over again.” They will soon begin recording with their tried-and-true producer Neal Avron – “the sixth member of our band” – and are aiming for a spring release, enough time to take new material and the classic benchmarks out for a refresher.

“We’re talking about a ton of different ideas, and we’re itching to start as soon as possible,” Key said. “Ultimately, we want to make something the fans will love. What we love to do most, is look out from the stage and see people exploding with energy, and I think we keep that in mind while we are writing. We miss being out on the road playing for Yellowcard fans all around the world, and without their support we wouldn’t have a career.”

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  • Eric Cowan

    Sweet! Hopeless Record+Yellowcard FTW!

  • johnny cage

    Hell yes! I cannot wait!

  • Emmett

    This is awesome news! I’m so stoked! Welcome back Yellowcard!

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  • Catarina Rocha

    OMG i reaaaaally can’t wait. You guys have no ideia how i waited for this *—*

  • LS

    This is great news!! I’ve been totally bummed with no new YC to listen to, & also no shows to go to ! Now the journey continues for the guys & of course for the longtime fans like myself. :)

  • AlyssaMag

    So excited for this! Yay for Sean and the rest of the YellowCard crew! Can’t wait to hear the new album…. :]

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  • Shannon

    holy shit this is amazing! Yellowcard was one of the first bands I ever really got into, they were my very first concert when I was 14. God, I was obsessed with them. I’m so stoked for this new album, I’ve been wanting them back together since the day they went on hiatus.

  • Jordan Brand

    Elation!!! i am sooo excited for Yellowcard! Welcome back and please dont leave again :) ♪♫♪♫♪♫

  • Andrew McGibbon

    Way to go guys. You deserve it. Can’t wait to see you back on the road.

  • al

    Odd that LP wouldn’t mention that he’s leaving Adam Lambert before this Yellowcard announcement. Poor taste imo.

  • KiLiN

    :D At last.. I’m a long time fan but please stick to your old stuff, like your album ocean avenue or the one for the kids.. the recent stuff is cool but not as good as ocean avenue. :D

  • Katelyn

    Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou! I have missed you guys!

  • Yodell

    Ohhhhhhh yeahhhñ

  • Ashley

    This is exactly what I was waiting for. YES. Great band on a great label.

  • Kate

    OMG! I just got the news! and it is the best “music” news I’ve heard in a long time! Can’t wait!

  • Figueiredo


    Brazil wait us guys! :D

  • Sarah


  • Caesar

    please make a video about it in youtube!! i wanna see the whole band together..

  • Lizzie Marie

    Totally excited about this. Yay for Yellowcard! I’m so glad they’re back!

  • Devin

    my life is now complete again because of yellowcard….

  • Jason

    yey!!! so happy!

  • Whitney

    I can’t wait to go to my first Yellowcard concert! Yall new record is gonna be awesome!

  • Xhodi

    I knew it !!!!!!! XDDDDDDDDDDD

  • Bulletsoulkid

    Oh yeah ! I remember the chock I had when they went om a “break” but this totally made my day :D can’t wait for the new album!

    And hopefully – they’ll visit my country on one of their tours this time! ><

  • Overkill Of Innocence

    OMG! Yellowcard is like one of the best punk pop bands of all time right up there with like Blink 182, all time low and simple plan this is gonna be sick!

  • Colin

    I”m so excited!!!! I can’t wait to go to their concert!!!!!!!

  • Jason Licerio

    back and kicking!

  • William wang

    Oooooohhhhhh~ i’ve waited you guys for a too long time.welcome back. i’m looking forward your new album.Can you come to China?

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