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Bayside Frontman Announces Solo EP Plans frontman Anthony Raneri will enter Hurley Studios in CA tomorrow to record a solo EP, which is due out in mid-January. Planned guests include Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Davey Warsop (Beat Union) and Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance). Read the press release in the replies. Bayside #anthony raneri #bayside
10:10 AM on 12/12/11
Press Release"This has been a long time in the making," says ANTHONY RANERI, lead vocalist/guitarist for BAYSIDE, about his upcoming solo EP. "I'm going to go into the studio and record four or five unreleased songs that I have written over the last three years. I always wanted these songs to see the light of day but I knew they wouldn't work for Bayside."
Breaking the news on Gumshoe Radio (the weekly idobi Radio-featured show that he and Bayside bassist Nick Ghanbarian host), the as-yet-untitled project will begin the recording process on December 13, 2011 at Hurley Studios in Costa Mesa, CA. Among the guests planned for the recording are Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Davey Warsop (Beat Union) and Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance, Dead Country). "I basically wanted to create an awesome environment in the studio with a couple of good songwriting minds and really good vibes, stir it up and see what comes out," he says about his collaborators. An in-depth announcement with Anthony appears at Altpress.com.
A companion piece of sorts to his Where's the Band? Tour (an annual live package which features acoustic sets by frontmen of likeminded bands), this release is scheduled to coincide with the 2012 tour which, aside from himself, includes Ace Enders (Early November), Chris Conley (Saves the Day), Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.), and Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids). "I have been playing solo acoustic shows for about four years now. I always toyed with the idea of actually releasing some music but never really had the time. It seems like people that have been coming to the solo shows are really interested in a release, so I figured I'd give it a shot."
Stylistically different from Bayside, the songs don't adhere to a single style or genre. "As an artist, I wanted to try and challenge myself with some other kind of styles," he explains. "There is some alt-country style songs, some reggae songs... just some cool music. I have really eclectic musical tastes, so this is my chance to explore creating songs in other styles."
The release of the EP is planned for release around mid-January and the Where's the Band? Tour kicks off January 19th at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA (dates can be found at the tour's Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/wherestheband). "I'm really looking forward to the recording process," says Anthony. "It's going to be very interesting."
10:13 AM on 12/12/11
stoked that this is coming out so soon. wish it was a bit more than an ep, though.
also, the recording starts tomorrow. looking forward to reading his tweets.
10:14 AM on 12/12/11
So its going to be recorded and released in less then a month? geez.
10:19 AM on 12/12/11
Really hope the Where's The Band tour comes to MN this time.
10:39 AM on 12/12/11
Glad to see this is finally happening...its nice to hear Bayside songs stripped down but I am curious to see how Anthony expands himself under this EP.
10:46 AM on 12/12/11
Beat Unions album is so much fun. Nice to see Warsop doing something.
10:47 AM on 12/12/11
Yeah, they usually don't. Oh well.
11:00 AM on 12/12/11
Ah yes. One of my favorite artists. This will be great.
11:54 AM on 12/12/11
Sweet, hope it's ready in time for Stroudsburg! Kinda a bummer there might not be much in the way of collaborative stuff so early though.
12:05 PM on 12/12/11
Been wanting to see this since they first started it, and the first time it comes by me.. Dustin is not on it.