After announcing that their "Paper Walls" might be coming earlier than expected, alternative rock band Yellowcard comes with the date July 17. With the new album completed, the band directs the concentration to summer tour.
"Five months of work ... I have to say we are so proud and excited to give these songs to you all," vocalist Ryan Key posted on the band's MySpace. "As the dude who writes the words, I had so much to say and didn't even know it. When I listen now, it is awesome to hear what has actually been going on in this head of mine for the last year or so compiled into one body of work."
The Capitol-released album has its first single "Light Up the Sky" already roaming the band's website. Helmed by long time producer Neal Avron, the album includes a ballad titled "Shadows and Regrets" and touches personal issue in "Dear Bobby". In the latter song, Key's grandfather read a love letter to his wife of 58 years.
This album will be made available in CD/VCD edition with the addition of two live tracks and some behind the scenes. The group will hit the road starting from June 29 in Pamona Calif. for three weeks in a jaunt dubbed Van Warped Tour.