Monday, June 13, 2005

week 5 and counting...

Hello my friends. Its Ryan here. I want to start by apologizing for not posting one of these yet I have just been super busy with this whole recording thing. We are starting week 5 of the recording process and I have to say I can't believe we have made it this far. It looks like we will be finishing up by the end of next week. I am so happy with how it is all turning out. This record feels like a big step for our band. The songs are much closer to me than they ever have been. Everything from the chord progressions to the lyrics is a new place for us. I hope you are not dissappointed, but there isnt anyting quite as "bouncy" as that one song that sent our band soaring upward. i think it was called Ocean Avenue? Don't worry though we arent going to be that band that just stops playing their old material because they think they are above it later in their career. We love everything we write its just that something about this new batch of tunes really means something to us. It has more energy than anything we have done before. We are mostly focusing on the strings at this point. I don't know if many of you know this but since the underdog ep we have kind of been a seven piece band. Our friends Rodney and Christine have played the viola and the cello on all of our recordings. Sean is working much more with them on theis record and it is really defining a new sound. The string section is everywhere this time. It's almost like having another lead singer in the band because the emotion the full string section is bringing to these songs is so intense. We are hoping someday soon to bring Rodney and Christine on the road so they can get the recognition they deserve for what they do for us. Anyways, I hope you are all as excited as we are. Talk to you soon. -ryguy


Blogger Amy36_16 said...

wow i'm the first to post that's a first...Hey ryan i'm so glad to see that you're posting now i wanna say i'm one of your biggest fans!!! i feel in love when i saw you at Disney's Grad nite but any way i'm super excited for the new record!!! keep posting!! Amy

6:01 PM

Blogger Super_hot_mel said...

I really don't have much to say, i just wanted to be neear the top of the list!.... Geez, i'm sad....

So strings huh? More emotion Huh? Less bouncy huh? Wonderful... cannot wait..... New Yellowcard album...cannot wait. Love spending money on music, terrible coz i have to make rent, but who cares! Music! Oh, that reminds me, i have to go and by the Starting line cd...
Have fun recording!
Hope to see you in Australia soon (ryan you promised you were coming back this year, don't back out now)


6:26 PM

Blogger Mara said...

hey there!
i cant wait for the new cd to come out! i can't wait to hear all the new things that you guys are putting into it! i have to say, its nice to here bands trying different things, and i think the strings are gonna sound awesome! you guys are the greatest! and i love your music! im thinking maybe someday you should come out to north dakota! lol music is my life and i look up to u guys alot! keep it real!

7:34 PM

Blogger JiNa said...

Hahaha..yes yes..Ocean Avenue it was called. Its all good in the hood..I will love and support anything you guys do =] I am looking forward to the new record even that you have shared some of the info on it..haha..more strings!!! YESH~ That's even better..props to Sean, Rodney, and Christine for all of the hard work....that would be so awesome if you brought them on tour with you guys..and of course props to you, Ben, Pete, and LP!! I am so proud of all of you guys..thank you for working so hard!!! I know that all the work will all be worth it in the end. The record is going to drop so hard that your asses are going to hurt. Don't overwork yourselves..sleep and eat a lot and Stay cool homies B]

8:15 PM

Blogger YC rox Jess Sox said...

I'm so excited for the new album. I know you guys will make a great album just as the last few like One for the Kids and Ocean Avenue. I can't wait to here what you have. I love ya guys. Keep kicking ass doing what you do.

8:31 PM

Blogger pinesol said...

Awesome, im the sixth person to write. well you guys rock.

9:02 PM

Blogger ~ycfan98~ said...

Hey! Glad to hear about the new album! I'm sure it'll sound awesome, you guys. Strings + more emotion + less bouncy-ness = really good. Yesss, it will be nice to hear some new stuff from you all. I know you all have probably heard this 27834897327894375 times, but you guys totally rock. Take your time and make it great!!


PS - Loved your cover of Don't You Forget About Me on the MTV Movie Awards :)

9:12 PM

Blogger Shike7 said...

Hey Ryan!
OMGOSH! I'm fully excited about the new record! You guys were sooo good at the MTV Movie awards, just wish we could've seen more of you fellas, but anyways I LOVE YOU GUYS HEAPS!!

Love Chelle

9:48 PM

Blogger Kayli said...

Hey Ryan, Can't wait for the new album to come out, I know it's going to be awesome. Im glad your doing great and I hope the rest of the guys are too. Take your time and have fun recording the rest of the album. You guys did a awesome job of preforming atthe MTV Movie Awards, I hope you all had fun, you deserve it! Hope to see you at at a show sometime soon. Keep making the kickass music you do.

10:20 PM

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11:34 PM

Blogger maryvolent said...

Finally! a post from Ryan!

honestly, why on earth would we be dissapointed about the new album? so what if its different? different is good!

i think u guys should give Rodney and Christine more recognition. saw their names on the Ocean Avenue booklet. Christine Choi and Rodney Wirtz right?

anyway. can you please, please, please, please, please, please, please consider coming to Singapore to perform, please?

i bought the DVD(do you have any idea how hard it is to find it here?) and watched the concert and it seriously kicked ass.

well, anyway. good luck on the album and even if it sucks(but i'm 100% sure it won't) i'll buy the CD and listen to it every day anyway.

peace out guys!

(btw, i'm number 10! woohoo!)

[p.s.: do you guys actually read these comments? if you do, please visit my blog!]

11:35 PM

Blogger XO, bitch. said...

Hiii Ryan.

I'm glad you decided to post a blog for us this fine day.

I'm glad the recording process is going... more than well.

Good luck! Love you guys.


1:55 AM

Blogger Louise said...

i just found out you were making a new album (i'm SO slow on these things :P) and started sqeauling at my computer! will it be out in the UK the same time as it will be in america? Because otherwise I need to start saving for shiping costs aswell as the album itself :P

5:28 AM

Blogger onion of a different race said...

hellooooo there ryan!! yay! you posted! *does happy dance* ... *ahem* right, so...

You promised you were coming to Australia this year hey...? DON'T FORGET TO COME TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA!!! doooo nooooot fooorgeettt!!!!! Or you'll have one very angry fan. >,<

Glad to see that you're album's coming alone fine. Can't wait to get it! I was watching you yc dvd the other day and my sister came along and said you guys have a nice trailer. So feel complimented about that!

well, I love you guys so much! Keep on posting! and I'm going to keep on telling you to go visit my blog until you do! And when you do leave a taggy on the tag board!

well, catcha around!

6:25 AM

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6:27 AM

Blogger gabe said...

Hey Ryan, the record sounds really great. The band is working really hard to make this a big one. I hope all goes well.

7:26 AM

Blogger NYGirl0611 said...

Hey Ryan,
Glad to see you posted.
I can't wait for the album to come out- I know its gonna be great. Have you guys started thinking of a title for it yet?
Btw-I loved your performance at the movie awards.

<333, Jessica

8:58 AM

Blogger Ro said...

about time you posted buddy....can't wait for the new album!!!!....i'm really excited for it's release....and hopefully your new dvd that will be out soon too....that would totally rock....thanks for sharing your talent with all of us and remembering all us you :)

9:41 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

That's awesome! I thought it was going to be quite some time beofre you guys wrapped up, but all the sooner all the better! I can't wait to hear the new sound! Ryguy, eh? My boyfriends mom calls him Ry, haha. That's a bit off subject. You guys rock and keep it up!

9:56 AM

Blogger The Future Mrs. Sean Mackin said...

oh yes i cannot wait. i love you guys. you're my heros. I love everything you write...from the old One for the Kids to Ocean Avenue...i'm not sure if it's possible for you to write something i dislike. I love you guys. ♥-Tina

12:23 PM

Blogger xo_lostcause said...

I am so stoked for this record. I wore my Yellowcard shirt yesterday and you guys wouldn't believe all the kids at my school that love you. I am really sad that I haven't been listening to you guys much lately, but I'm getting back into it. So yeah. Can't wait to hear the cd.

12:25 PM

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1:39 PM

Blogger -Jessica- said...

Hey..Im Glad To See You Finally Wrote A Blog!! Im Counting Down The Days Until The New CD Comes Out And I Know It Will Be Just As Good As Everyone One Of Your Other CD's..You Guys Rock!!
--Jessica Lynn--

1:49 PM

Blogger totalycbeauty said...

Hey Ryan, just to let you know I absolutely love any of the band's music. I haven't gotten to see you live yet, but I do have the concert on dvd. My best friend and I are definitly goin to ur concert the next time you are in our area. Finsih that record soon!! Caitlin

2:09 PM

Blogger andysbabe said...

yes we r excited!!!!! i can't wait for that new record! bring it out sooooooonnnnn!!!!!!!!!!

6:03 PM

Blogger Quattroporte said...

I'm so sad that I don't have many channels on my tubie, which means I didn't get to see your performance! I'm sure it was great, and I'm not disappointed about not having 'bouncy" songs cause I'm listening to Underdog right now, meaning that your older music is never gonna go out. Please don't keep us waiting, for me...

Gosh, If only I were a girl... It would work! ^_^

Although I remember you saing you're not excited very easily or something like that...

8:42 PM

Blogger I LOVE RYAN KEY said...

I just wanna say that Ryan Key is a sex God. I can't wait for yellowcards new album. I'm so glad you guys keep us up to date. I wanna do every member of Yellowcard. But mostly Ryan(any one of them would do though) And that Mara girl is damn right. you guys need to come to North Dakota(represent) Elizabeth

9:25 PM

Blogger Sarah Jayne said...

Well to start off with i love u guyz. Oh and Ryan you have the most awesomest voice! Love it!
Purty please can you come to Western Australia, youll probably be touring near my b/day. I sure hope so.
keep posting
You guyz rock!!

4:24 AM

Blogger Ryguyzbaby said...

RYAN KEY I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! hehe sorry.. wow im glad i got that off my chest, well anyways, im really glad you guyz are recording.. im so excited! i cant wait for the new album... i think its gonna be terrific!!!! thanks!!! ~~Shelby your #1 fan~~

9:40 AM

Blogger Ryguyzbaby said...

RYAN KEY I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! hehe sorry.. wow im glad i got that off my chest, well anyways, im really glad you guyz are recording.. im so excited! i cant wait for the new album... i think its gonna be terrific!!!! thanks!!! ~~Shelby your #1 fan~~

9:40 AM

Blogger maryvolent said...

Pete, LP and Ryan have posted so that leaves Sean and Ben. Hurry up and post guys!!

3:55 AM

Blogger Spiky said...

I'm totally pumped about the new album! I'm sure it's gonna be great. Though I must admit, I'm a bit disappointed that the songs won't be as "bouncy" as Ocean Avenue. That's the song that introduced me to YC and started my obsession. I listened to the Ocean Avenue album every night until my mom finally couldn't stand it anymore. I hope recording goes well. Have fun making the album.
(And feel free to come to Austin, TX sometime soon)

9:29 AM

Blogger stargirl2 said...

Very Mondo Koolio neoclassically super kawiiee!(the kawiiee part i got from gwen stephani...w/e)Anyways, super! i'm excited about that (with the strings and the chord progressions and how everythings gonna be a definite knock out..) very proud of u dudes.
cannot wait for the new album.!! it'll be a great one also! peace and baby grease,

11:05 AM

Blogger Mung Bean said...

hey ryan! very excited for the new album like everyone else. that's alright if there won't be stuff like "ocean avenue" (personally that's not really one of my favorite songs anyway, no offense). hahah yes, so right now i'm running out of things to say, and all i have left is "finish that album so i can see you at a rock concert soon"! hahah keep in touch with us fans, okay?


4:10 PM

Blogger Hazel Chan said...

HOW CAN YOU FORGET YOUR GREAT SONG OCEAN AVENUE??????????? Please come to singapore! PLEASE! I'm begging ya! yellowcard 4eva!

10:49 PM

Blogger Hazel Chan said...

Ryan, i love you! no offense sean, pete, LP, ben. :) happy happy!

YOU GUYS ARE SO HOT! come to singapore maybe on September 10th, good present for me! It's my birthday that day. Be 11 this year!

10:51 PM

Blogger cor89 said...

hey ryan, its awesome that youre starting to post! i know things must get really busy sometimes! i must say i am a hugeee fan of you! i am soooo excited for the new album. i cant wait! i loved ocean avenuee so much! i still listen to it all the time! its probably something i will always listen to! also i cant wait to see you guys play on sept. 15th in guelph! :D im definately stoked for that. well anyways this is a long comment lol, but keep posting!


8:22 PM

Blogger Lia Marie said...

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