Manchester Explosion

Yellowcard, "For You, and Your Denial"

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Yellowcard's fourth album, "Ocean Avenue," broke the band alongside fellow mall-emo acts Good Charlotte and New Found Glory in 2003, but the group went on hiatus in 2008 after a pair of scantily received albums. Back on an independent label for the first time in a decade, the band's comeback single is a welcome change from the current crop of pop-punk artists. From Sean Mackin's violin intro and the group's aggressive instrumentation to the track's soaring chorus, "For You, and Your Denial" abides by the classic Yellowcard format. However, singer Ryan Key is the star here, delivering a standout performance that sits right in his vocal wheelhouse. While it's yet to be seen if "For You, and Your Denial" will stick the same way past hits "Ocean Avenue" and "Way Away" did eight years ago, it's clear Yellowcard is picking up right where it left off.