Bayside Go Behind Enemy Lines On New Single
Queens punk legends Bayside recently announced that their seventh studio album, Vacancy, will be gifted to the world this August. Following on from that good news, they’ve shared the first song off the forthcoming full-length, “Enemy Lines”.
In an interview with Shane Told of contemporaries Silverstein (who announced an Aussie tour today, FYI) on his Lead Singer Syndrome podcast, frontman Anthony Raneri described it as “the most difficult record to make, by far”. He explained how he split up with his wife after moving to Tennessee, and wrote Vacancy in an apartment which was being called “the hotel, which is where the hotel on the cover came from; Vacancy had a double meaning, the physical and emotional experience”.
Raneri did clarify, however, that it isn’t a typical break-up album – “it’s not about what happened, it’s about the aftermath.” If you need us, we’ll be searching for some anticipatory Kleenex.
Listen to Bayside’s new single “Enemy Lines” below.
Vacancy is out August 19 via Hopeless/UNFD.
1. Two Letters
2. I’ve Been Dead All Day
3. Enemy Lines
4. Not Fair
5. Pretty Vacant
6. Rumspringa (Heartbreak Road)
8. Maybe, Tennessee
9. The Ghost
10. It Doesn’t Make It True
11. It’s Not As Depressing As It Sounds