Queens-based punk rock stalwarts Bayside have announced the release of their latest full-length studio effort, Cult. The album is slated for release on Friday, 21st February and serves as a culmination of the skills and strengths the band has accrued over their 13-year career.
Cult is also a deeply personal album, made amid what vocalist Anthony Raneri called “the most difficult and most exciting time of my life.” “I lost my grandfather, stepfather and stepbrother in a four month span during the making of this record,” said Raneri. “I also got married, had my first child, and built my first home. The whole year was an example of how hard and wonderful life can be.”
“We worked incredibly hard on this record,” he added. “We wrote and re-wrote songs over and over. Jack was re-writing solos three and four times. I was fine tuning lyrics in the vocal booth making sure they were perfect.” Check out the album’s anthemic first single, Pigsty, below.
Watch: Bayside – Pigsty Official Lyric Video