|Date / Time||Location|
|Saturday Dec 28, 2013 6:30PM||Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ||Buy Tickets More Info|
1 - 1 of 1 Events
Don't be misled by the title of Bayside's new album, The Walking Wounded. The overall theme of this Long Island band's fourth release on Victory Records is not one of cynicism, pessimism and...Expand
Don't be misled by the title of Bayside's new album, The Walking Wounded. The overall theme of this Long Island band's fourth release on Victory Records is not one of cynicism, pessimism and negativity. Rather, it's about overcoming the emotional and physical scars in life. "What we mean by 'Walking Wounded' is to reflect on all kinds of survivors, not necessarily what we survived," singer guitarist Anthony Raneri explains. "Everybody gets wounded at some point or another as they go through life. Most of this record is about keeping your head up and getting through tough situations. Everybody has to get over being wounded."
Bayside certainly has. A van accident while on tour took the life of drummer John "Beatz" Holohan. While bassist Nick Ghanberian recovered, Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O'Shea finished the tour as an acoustic duo, which led to the recording of Bayside Acoustic, with guest Josh Caterer of The Smoking Popes. Once drummer Chris Guglielmo joined the fold, Raneri refocused his energies back on the music. "I really wanted to step it up," he says. "So I listened to everything from Broadway tunes to classical music, and I noticed how much thought goes into all this music. I wanted to try my hand at creating all the extreme highs and lows, with lots of changes in the songs, instead of just churning out quick-to-the-point pop songs. Certainly some of those songs are on the record, too, but I definitely wanted to bust out creatively, too."
Here's what you've been missing if you haven't caught onto Bayside yet: "I feel like our first record had a very morbid outlook on life," he says. "The second record was more about looking into yourself, figuring out why everything is morbid and why such things are happening. This record is the next progression in the story of our lives. We already figured out what went wrong and why. Now it's about discovering what makes you happy, then going out and doing it." Time heals all wounds, and The Walking Wounded is the perfect time to catch Bayside at their best.