Monday, January 30, 2006

Strings Attached For Yellowcard’s New Album

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A lot of rockers don’t want strings attached to their rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, but not the members of Yellowcard.

In fact, the band relied on a 25-piece orchestra for one track of their new CD, Lights And Sounds, and a 15-piece ensemble for three other tracks.

Yellowcard bassist and keyboardist Pete Mosely says the band wanted the record to sound live and raw on some tracks but wanted the orchestra on other songs because, as he puts it, “We’re musically trained and wanted to show we’re more than a pop punk band of happy-go-lucky teens.”

In addition, Mosely says it was important that the new album be “one of those records that holds up over 20 years as opposed to a record that’s just for its time – which is how we feel about our last record, Ocean Avenue.”

But while the group wanted an album for the long haul, they’re introducing the tunes in concert slowly and are playing just five of them on their current club tour.

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