In a situation that sounds both painful and gross, Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key suffered a vocal chord hemorrhage due to the strain of the band's most recent tour dates. Key explained via his Twitter:
[We] tried to do some recording today. Turns out singing through all the illness on the last tour caused my vocal chord to hemorrhage and swell. So it's vocal rest for me for a while - doctor's orders. So bummed. Could be worse though. He says its healing, just needs some time off.
The band has been supporting their second album since reuniting, 2012's Southern Air on Hopeless Records.