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 group INVISIBLE CHILDREN which strives to end the reign of violence of Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army [LRA] 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 Noise magazines, 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

“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:

YELLOWCARD w/ Memphis May Fire, Emarosa

Oct 16  House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 17  The North Park Theatre – San Diego, CA
Oct 18  House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Oct 19  The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Oct 21  House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Oct 22  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
Oct 23  House of Blues – Houston, TX
Oct 25  Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
Oct 26  The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
Oct 28  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct 29  Amo’s Southend – Charlotte, NC
Oct 30  Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Oct 31  Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
Nov 02 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
Nov 03 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 04 House of Blues – Boston, MA
Nov 06 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Nov 07 The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Nov 08 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Nov 09 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 11 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Nov 12 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
Nov 15 Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 16 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA