Yellowcard’s latest album, Southern Air, was pressed on three different colors; black limited to 2,000 copies, green limited to 500 copies and red limited to 300 copies. Green is a Hopeless Records exclusive that is only being sold through the label’s webstore hosted by Merchnow and red is a Hot Topic exclusive. Even though Hot Topic has not said a word about their exclusive color of Southern Air, I have confirmed it, twice, with Hopeless Records. Copies on red should be available sometime next week. All other retailers are carrying the black variant.
A slight issue arose with the green copies of this record, as when pre-orders went live it was advertised (and still is listed as such) to be opaque dark green and wound up being translucent green. Some are saying it’s similar to the color that Paper Walls was pressed on from the box set featuring all of the band’s albums from Ocean Avenue up to When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes. Not the end of the world, but some people are upset about it. I would be more upset if they pressed say 1,000 copies when it was supposed to 500 copies, but to each their own.