Yellowcard fans got some sad news last week when the band announced that their longtime drummer, Longineu “LP” Parsons III, had left the band. The statement was sweet and simple revealing that Parsons had “decided to pursue other musical interest.”
Now, the band are back with better news to get their fans out of the little funk they might have gone into when they found out one of the original members was gone. The Florida-based group announced today that they have signed with Razor & Tie Records and their new album which they had previous announced, is set to be released later this year.
Like fellow new Razor & Tie artist The Ready Set, who also just signed a deal with the label, Yellowcard have signed a multi-record deal with the California indie-label. Earlier this year, Yellowcard announced they were working on new material, but now it has been confirmed that the new record, still untitled, will be released this Fall.
“We are beyond excited for what lies ahead. There are so many amazing opportunities on the horizon for us, and we are stoked to have a new partner in Razor & Tie,” the band commented about the new business relationship.
“It’s great to have Yellowcard on Razor & Tie. They make rock the way we like it—with energy, hooks and attitude. They are total pros and we couldn’t be more proud to work with them,” added Razor & Tie co-owners Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam.
Yellowcard have already been confirmed as one of the many artists to take a ride on the Vans Warped Tour this year. The new record will also mark the follow-up to 2012’s Southern Air.