Following news that pop-punk favourites Yellowcard will be performing at this year’s Fat As Butter Festival on the Central Coast, Yellowcard have released the latest offering from their soon-to-be released album Southern Air.
Once again for the release, the band teamed up with long-term producer Neal Avron. Now, despite what you may think, the band still seems to have the gift, pelting out a tune that has as much energy and catchiness as they did in the Ocean Avenue days, and we all, whether we admitted it or not, dug that song. Check out the non-threatening ode to summer that is Always Summer Below.
According to Stereoboard, frontman Ryan Keys explained the motif of the album as being: “an overwhelming sense of self-awareness and positive energy that I credit completely to my ability to reconnect with my Southern roots… The title, along with much of the lyrical content, takes me to Georgia State Highway 316, or A1A through Neptune Beach, FL, where I am driving with the windows down belting the words along to my favorite songs. I feel like a lot of the album is saying thank you to my family, friends, and fans, for supporting us all of these years.”
It couldn’t have been better timing for fans of the band who will have the chance to see them very soon. The album, out through Hopeless Records, will be available August 13.