Bayside (album)

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Studio album by Bayside
Released August 23, 2005
Recorded Sheppard Music, New York City, March–April 2005
Genre Punk rock, emo
Length 40:42
Label Victory
Producer Shep Goodman & Kenny Gioia
Bayside chronology
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Bayside is the second album by Bayside, released September 1, 2005 through Victory Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bayside, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Hello Shitty"   1:14
2. "Devotion and Desire"   3:29
3. "Tortures of the Damned"   3:28
4. "They Looked Like Strong Hands"   3:50
5. "Montauk"   3:40
6. "Blame It on Bad Luck"   3:26
7. "We'll Be O.K."   4:23
8. "Existing in a Crisis (Evelyn)"   4:23
9. "Don't Call Me Peanut"   3:56
10. "Half a Life"   4:03
11. "Dear Tragedy"   4:55
Total length:


  • Anthony Raneri - vocals, guitar
  • Jack O'Shea - guitar
  • Nick Ghanbarian - bass guitar
  • John "Beatz" Holohan - drums
  • Shep Goodman - production, engineering, mixing
  • Kenny Gioia - production, engineering, mixing
  • Alan Douches - mastering
  • John Oliva - guitar tech
  • Arthur Bacon - keyboards on Devotion and Desire and Don't Call Me Peanut
  • Steve Soboslai - additional vocals on They Looked Like Strong Hands
  • Chris George - photography
  • Doublej - layout (who also appears as the subject on the cover, but is uncredited in liner notes)


  • This was the only Bayside album that John "Beatz" Holohan appeared on, as he died in a van accident early the morning of the Halloween following the album's release.
  • The album cover was taken on the roof of the Victory Records office in Chicago.
  • The song 'Devotion & Desire' was used in the Electronic Arts game MVP 06: NCAA Baseball
  • The song 'Montauk' is inspired by the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • The solo from 'Montauk' was also used for a commercial promoting 'Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow'.
  • The fourth track's title is close to the quote from the novel The Neverending Story, "They look like good, strong hands, don't they?"
  • The song "Tortures of the Damned" is a reference to a quote from the movie A Clockwork Orange.
  • The band Emmure, ex-fellow Victory Records labelmates, reference this album in their song "10 Signs You Should Leave" on their 2007 release Goodbye To The Gallows. The lyrics at one point in the song are as follow: "And it's sad to say, that / I still cry to the Bayside CD everyday. / Don't you know that those songs are about you? / Check tracks 8 and 9. / Then call me back."
  • The song title 'Don't Call Me Peanut' is a quote from the show Dead Like Me