Punk rock outfit Bayside have announced their seventh album, Vacancy, with an announced release date of 08/19 via Hopeless Records. The album is available to pre-order now. In addition to the album announcement, the band will also be heading out on a North American tour starting August 11th.
Where Bayside’s last album, Cult, dealt with singer/guitar player Anthony Raneri’s move to Nashville, his recent marriage and impending fatherhood, Vacancy tells the story of the dissolution of his marriage and finding himself alone in the city that was meant to be his new home. “The hotel on the album cover reflects the feelings I had while working on Vacancy,” explains Raneri. “Writing this album, I felt as if everything was uncertain, I could move back to New York, buy a house in Nashville… I just didn’t know what was going to come next. I felt very isolated and as if everything in my life was temporary at that moment.”