Anthony Raneri of Bayside has posted a message on Facebook in memory of John 'Beatz' Holohan, who passed away ten-years ago.
Me and the rest of the band have not spoken about John Beatz publicly very often in the last 10 years. We wrote and recorded Winter within weeks of his passing and have never played it again, despite being requested everyday. Most interviewers are prepped by our publicist to not bring it up. I thought I knew why. Why we didnít want to talk about it. Why we didnít want to bring it up. Why we just politely smile and nod when people talk about him to us. I guessed that it was just too hard to keep drudging up the pain and that it was easier to keep it buried. But...
For instance, Iím gonna put a solo record out in June. I just finished recording it before this tour. Then Iím gonna tour on that for a little bit. Then when thatís over, this fall weíre going to start writing the next Bayside record. The problem with the Covers record is, do we put off writing the nect Bayside record in the fall to record a Covers record, or do we just get started on the next Bayside record.
Anthony Raneri of Bayside has a new reggae / ska project called The Young Ones. You can stream a new song, a cover of Cliff Richard and The Shadows' 1960 single "The Young Ones," in the replies. The single is being pressed on a flexi disc by Rare Breed Recording Co. as part of a seven-piece subscription, which is available here.
Bayside have posted a new blog post in response to their video yesterday. This is really great to see and a positive step in the right direction. I hope more bands step up and do something similar. The full thing is in the replies.
I have seen some interesting and poignant comments about past Bayside lyrics being violent and misogynistic. I'm not going to deny it. I have always written songs from the top of my head. I write journals and then I turn them into lyrics. Literally. I wrote some songs when I was younger in which I was venting and at the time, it was a cathartic experience to get the crazy thoughts out. A lot of people do this in their heads and in private journals and my...
Bayside has premiered its new lyric video for "Dancing Like An Idiot," which can be viewed in the replies (via Billboard).
"These bands are just writing giant curses on t-shirts and selling it to a kid cause they know the kid is stupid enough to buy it," Raneri says. "You're telling them it's cool to buy a t-shirt to piss their parents off. There's nothing cool about that -- that's mall rebellion. That's not real rebellion. I grew up liking The Smiths, liking NirvanaÖ I fucking hated Guns N' Roses. It was bullshit, misogynistic, it was fake rebellion -- nothing is more corporate and commercialized."
So what Warped bands is he taking shots at? He's content to let the video do the...
Jack O'Shea of Bayside has undergone spinal surgery to fix a developing injury from performing. We send our thoughts and prayers to him for a healthy recovery.
So 11 years of headbanging and playing 11lbs plus Les Paul's had led me to spine surgery. A month ago I lost most of the use of my right arm and powered through a tour in Europe. I got home and decided to see a specialist to make sure my physical therapy was correct and was rushed into surgery. I had a 3 level fusion in my cervical spine and should hopefully get most if not all of my right arm back but it's right into intense physical therapy starting next week. Also my nurse is terrible at installing IV's.
Bayside's Time Has Come 7" includes their latest single "Time Has Come" off the new album Cult on Side A and the RSD exclusive track "Indiana" on Side B. The pressing is limited to 500 on Opaque Pink vinyl.
This is just kind of bizarre - Bayside never trademarked its bird logo and some Mexico-based company took advantage of that and trademarked it for their company. So the band cannot use that logo anymore and have been developing a new logo in the meantime. You can hear front man Anthony Raneri explain the situation in the replies.
You can check out my interview with Anthony Raneri (Bayside) The band's fantastic new album, Cult, is available now (read my review) and will be heading out on its headlining tour next month.
And the same weekend we were doing those shows, Long Island Fest was happening in like a VFW Hall and I Am The Avalanche was playing. And I remember thinking like I would much rather be at Long Island Fest right now. I don't care, I don't want to be in front of these 10,000 people who don't get what I'm doing and as soon as we're done playing they're gonna go buy a confederate flag beer coozie. I would much rather play in front of a thousand people in a VFW Hall in Long Island right now. And that...
Bayside's new song, "Hate Me" has hit the web accompanied by a music video of another band performing the song. Head to the replies to give it a listen. The band's new album, Cult is in stores on February 18th via Hopeless Records.
Bayside have a huge year ahead of them, with the release of Cult on February 18th and a headlining tour kicking off in March, so it only made sense for them to end 2013 in a big way. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to end the year than watching Bayside rock a sold out crowd with a great line-up in tow.
According to Amazon, Bayside's new album is indeed titled Cult, the image we saw is the artwork, and it will be released on February 18 via Hopeless Records.
Update: iTunes confirms the information and has the first single, "Pigsty," for sale.
1. Big Cheese
2. Time Has Come
3. Hate Me
4. You're No Match
6. Transitive Property
8. Bear With Me
9. Objectivist On Fire
10. Something's Wrong
11. The Whitest Lie
The last few days Bayside and new label Hopeless Records have been teasing various images related to the band. Today, the band tweeted what seems to be all the teaser images compiled into one - maybe the art work for the upcoming new album? Could it possibly (and finally) be titled Cult? We'll find out soon. In the mean time, you can scope the image in the replies.
Anthony Raneri will be missing the final three shows on Bayside's current tour because he is flying home to be a daddy. Members from Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs, and This Is Hell will be helping out the band during Raneri's absence. In the meantime, we'd like to send out our congratulations to Anthony and his fiancee!