Yellowcard is back with their 8th album Southern Air, which was released August 14, 2012. This album is classic Yellowcard, with the punky drum beats, rough vocals, meaningful lyrics and of course the guitar riffs that just somehow mesh perfectly with the other components.
Although this album doesn’t rock as hard as Yellowcard’s earlier albums, such as Paper Walls, it does rock. I mean, you can’t expect anything but a rockin’ album from these guys. It has a pop-punk feel just like their 2003 release Ocean Avenue.
Southern Air is quickly dethroning Ocean Avenue as my favorite album, with songs like their latest single “Here I Am Alive” and “Always Summer.” My favorite songs on the album have to be “Ten” and “Here I Am Alive”. They both have the emotional value in the lyrics that you can find in any Yellowcard song, and to me that is one of the band’s greatest qualities. The emotional value of the band doesn’t stop with just those two songs; the whole album provides fans and even first time listeners with a very personal insight to their lives.
All in all, Yellowcard has done a fantastic job once again, and I’m sure that I am not the only fan that does a little happy dance on the inside when a song from the album comes up on my shuffle.
The band will be touring in Asia, down under in Australia, Brazil and then back to the United States. Check out their US tour dates below and visit http://www.yellowcardrock.com/
Yellowcard On Tour
|Nov 2 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Hotel & Casino @ Vinyl
Nov 3 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues – LA
Nov 5 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Nov 6 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Nov 7 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Nov 9 Tampa, FL Jannus Live!
Nov 10 Orlando, FL House of Blues, Orlando
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Nov 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov 15 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory
Nov 17 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
|Nov 18 Boston, MA House of Blues
Nov 20 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Nov 21 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
Nov 23 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov 24 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov 25 Sauget, IL Pop’s
Nov 27 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Nov 28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex, Rockwell
Nov 30 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Dec 1 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
Dec 2 San Diego, CA House Of Blues