It was already a treat to have Yellowcard return to making music in 2011 with the release of When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. Now Yellowcard has another treat for fans: an acoustic version of that entire album.
The band just released the acoustic When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes digitally on iTunes and Amazon, but you can also buy a physical copy on November 1. Sample the album with an exclusive stream here.
Here is what Yellowcard has to say about the acoustic release:
Over the course of our career, Yellowcard has always taken pride and enjoyment in performing our songs in an acoustic setting whenever possible. Last year when we finished recording When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, we decided to record a few of the songs to be used as b-sides here and there. Shortly after the release we noticed the incredible response that the acoustic version of “Sing For Me” was getting online. We thought, “What if we recorded all the songs this way and tried to get Hopeless Records to release it as an acoustic version of the entire record?” Lucky for us, they seemed to think that was a great idea.
We began using every free day or night we had in early 2011 to finish recording all ten songs acoustically. One of the things we are most proud of is that we produced and mixed this entire record on our own. (Much credit is due to Ryan Mendez for his sleepless nights behind the computer.) This is something the band has wanted to do for a very long time and we have been so looking forward to surprising all of our fans with this record. It is the least we can do for the amazing support they have given us as we try to rebuild this career that we love so much.
So here it is, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes (Acoustic). It has been a hard secret to keep these last few months but we are confident that our fans will keep this album close to their hearts. It is both a huge accomplishment for us as a band and a massive thank you to all of the people who continue to stand behind this band. We hope you love it.
- Ryan, Sean, Longineu, Ryan, and Sean
If you’re a fan of Yellowcard, be sure to catch them on tour now and maybe they’ll continue the treats with a few acoustic surprises! Tour dates can be found at Yellowcardrock.com.