Bayside is an alternative rock/punk band signed with Victory Records.
Bayside formed in Long Island, NY during the winter of 2000, developing their own style based on soaring vocals, powerful guitar work and brooding lyrics from influences as diverse as The Smiths, Smoking Popes, and Nirvana, to the Cure, Stevie Wonder and Nick Drake. The band began to tour, establishing an early fan base and drawing the attention of various tastemakers, ultimately contributing to several high profile compilations. The exposure brought Bayside to the attention of Victory Records, and in the fall of 2003 the band began recording their debut album, â€śSirens and Condolencesâ€ť, with producer J. Robbins of Jawbox. The release of the album drew praise from magazines like Teen People, Alternative Press and Guitar World, who called Bayside â€śAngular but melodic emo, with two well-arranged guitars and off-kilter vocal melodies.â€ť
While preparing for the release of â€śSirens and Condolencesâ€ť Bayside wanted to find a way to connect with fans directly, so they started a â€ścultâ€ť, utilizing Friendster and Myspace as well as the B...
|years active||2000 â€“ Present|
|origin||Long Island, New York|
|music genre||Alternative Rock|
|current members|| Anthony Raneri,|