Bayside, who recently announced the release of their seventh album, Vacancy (Aug. 19, Hopeless Records), share the first new music to be heard from the 11-song album with today’s stream of single, “Enemy Lines” (http://smarturl.it/BaysideEnemyLines).
“This was the most difficult record to make, by far,” said singer/guitar player Anthony Raneri in a recent podcast interview with Shane Told’s (Silverstein) Lead Singer Syndrome podcast (episode can be heard here: http://apple.co/1X1C5OA). “I moved to Nashville two-and-a-half years ago with my wife and baby. The plan was to go down for a couple of years, plant seeds and move back to NY. We came down and after a year of being here we split up. I was like, ‘do I live in Tennessee now? Alone?’ It was a crazy super isolated time where I didn’t know what was going to come next and moved into an apartment to try and sort things out. That’s where I wrote the record, I wrote Vacancy in that apartment. I had a couch, a TV, my bed, a desk, a computer and my guitar – everything else was in boxes, waiting for me to figure out where they were going to go. We were calling it the hotel, which is where the hotel on the cover came from; Vacancy had a double meaning, the physical and emotional experience. This is the first record I’ve written that’s had a theme to it, I didn’t want to write a typical break-up record, it’s not about what happened, it’s about the aftermath.”
1. Two Letters 2. I’ve Been Dead All Day 3. Enemy Lines 4. Not Fair 5. Pretty Vacant 6. Rumspringa (Heartbreak Road) 7. Mary 8. Maybe, Tennessee 9. The Ghost
10. It Doesn’t Make It True 11. It’s Not As Depressing As It Sounds
Bayside embark on a North American tour surrounding the album’s release, with the dates launching on Aug. 11 in Ft. Lauderdale. The Menzingers and Sorority Noise support. Tickets are available now via www.baysidebayside.com.
August 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution August 12 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live August 13 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Festival August 14 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend August 16 Norfolk, VA NorVa August 17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head August 18 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory August 19 New York, NY PlayStation Theater August 20 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom August 21 Boston, MA House of Blues August 23 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar August 24 Cleveland, OH Agora August 25 Toronto, ON Opera House August 26 Detroit, MI The Majestic August 27 Chicago, IL 350 Fest August 28 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights August 30 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre August 31 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex September 2 Seattle, WA The Showbox September 3 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre September 4 San Francisco Regency September 6 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory September 7 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater September 8 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park September 9 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl September 10 Phoenix, AZ The Pressroom September 11 Albuquerque, NM The Sunshine Theater September 13 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music Hall September 14 Houston, TX House of Blues September 15 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live September 16 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater September 17 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room September 18 Nashville, TN Exit/In