With just one week since its release, Razor & Tie recording artists YELLOWCARD's new album LIFT A SAIL has been racking up the numbers:
• Spotify has reported 495,000 streams• SoundScan sales: 13,600+• Vevo Plays of "One Bedroom" Video: 100,000+• Billboard Top 200 Album Chart of #26
The album also debuts on a number of other Billboard charts including #13 at Digital, #39 at Physical, #7 at Rock, #9 at Vinyl, and #6 at Indie.
The first single "ONE BEDROOM" spawned a heart-wrenching and socially-arresting video that features international activist groupINVISIBLE CHILDREN which strives to end the reign of violence of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army in Africa. With over 100k views since its launch just two weeks ago, label Razor & Tie has vowed to donate $1,000 for every 100,000 plays of the video through December 31, 2014, up to $5,000.
Lyrically focusing on personal tragedies and triumphs in the lives of the core band members – vocalist RYAN KEY, violinist SEAN MACKIN, guitarist RYAN MENDEZ and bassist JOSH PORTMAN (Anberlin's Nate Young filled in on drums), LIFT A SAIL also stands as the band's most experimental album yet, with harder-edged guitars, epic orchestral flourishes, keyboard textures, and even some songs devoid of standard rock instruments as guitars and drums.
LIFT A SAIL is produced and mixed by longtime Yellowcard collaborator Neal Avron. In addition to covers of Substream and New Noisemagazines, LIFT A SAIL has been garnering unanimously glowing press raves:
"… their boldest, most exploratory work to date, fusing their familiar West Coast-inspired pop-punk with a wide palette of previously unused textures including heavy splashes of '90s alt rock and electronica." – Alternative Press
"Yellowcard's new album, Lift A Sail, sounds massive and majestic, full of cavernous drums and pile-driving guitars that meld with layers of deeply textured keyboards." – Guitar World
"Air-violins at the ready, 'cause the 'Card are ripping it up." - Kerrang
"With themes of perseverance and unconditional love, the best arrangements of their career, and the ability to return from a two year hiatus as well as the willingness to truly draw from personal heartbreaking experieces, Lift a Sail cements Yellowcard as legendary." -Outburn
"Lift a Sail is like nothing the group has released before, eschewing pop-punk for overdriven alt-rock and a plethora of power ballads."
- Alternative Press
- Alternative Press
"The band has consistently put out killer arena-rock-ready albums" - Fuse
"Yellowcard ventured into a more modern, almost Britpop vibe with Lift a Sail." – Inked
Yellowcard launches their tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa in support of LIFT A SAIL this week, kicking off at Las Vegas' House of Blues on October 16th and running until November 16th . A complete list of confirmed dates follows below:
with MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, EMAROSA
|10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues|
10/17 San Diego, CA – The North Park Theatre
10/18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
10/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/26 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/29 Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
10/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
|11/2 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater|
11/3 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/4 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/6 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/7 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
11/8 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/9 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/11 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
11/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
With over two million albums sold and counting, YELLOWCARD continue to dominate the music world, garnering fan support and critical acclaim alike. With eight singles that have received significant Top 40 and Alternative radio airplay including the smash "Ocean Avenue", Yellowcard upholds their steady progression with their tenth studio album Lift A Sail on Razor & Tie. With five albums debuting in the Top 20, Lift ASail is their sixth album premiering within the top half of the chart. Following a hugely successful headlining slot on this past summer's Vans Warped Tour and tours that brought the band from Europe to Asia to Australia to South America and back to North America, Yellowcard are riding a crest of positivity with their best-reviewed album of their career and a huge international fanbase that keeps growing exponentially.
Razor & Tie
With over 40 million units sold, 22 plus years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America. The full service label (which was founded in 1990 and has been co-owned since its inception by entrepreneurs Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam) employs an expert staff that provides strategic marketing, publicity, new media/online marketing, tour marketing, radio and video promotion, as well as in-house creative team and video production services. The rapidly expanding roster includes a variety of both established and developing artists such as All That Remains, The Pretty Reckless, Chiodos, Finch, The Ready Set, Yellowcard, Attila, Chelsea Grin, Dar Williams, Foreigner, For Today, Hatebreed, HIM, INVSN, KYNG, Nonpoint, Norma Jean, Protest The Hero, Such Gold, The Sword, Sworn In and many more. Razor & Tie recently announced the formation of a new imprint Washington Square, which features such acts as The Hold Steady, Augustana, The Tragic Thrills, Nothing But Thieves, the UK rock band Deaf Havana and the New York based Jon Batiste and Stay Human as well as indie rockers Born Cages.
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