Bayside (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 2005
RecordedMarch–April 2005
StudioSheppard Music, New York City
GenrePunk rock, emo
ProducerShep Goodman, Kenny Gioia
Bayside chronology
Sirens and Condolences
Singles from Bayside
  1. "Devotion and Desire"
    Released: July 26, 2005

Bayside is the second album by American rock band Bayside.


Bayside was recorded at Sheppard Music in New York City in March and April 2005, with Shep Goodman and Kenny Gioia acting as producers and engineers. The pair also mixed the album, before it was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side in Tenafly, New Jersey.[1]


"Devotion and Desire" was released to radio on July 26, 2005.[2] The album was released August 23 through Victory Records.[3] In August and September, the band toured with Vendetta Red and Nightmare of You.[4]

While touring drummer John "Beatz" Holohan was killed in an auto accident.[5] In February and March 2006, the group supported Smoking Popes on their tour of the U.S.[6] In April, the band supported Protest the Hero on their Canadian tour, dubbed Tour and Loathing.[7] In May and June, the band went on the Lions Tigers and Bears Tour, with The Sleeping, I Am the Avalanche, Hit the Lights and Halifax. For this tour, bassist Nick Ghanbarian re-joined the band.[8] In between dates on this tour, the band played a number of in-store performances at music stores.[9] In August, the band went on a brief tour alongside Spitalfield and Valencia.[10]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[11]
Melodic3/5 stars [13]
Punknews.org2.5/5 stars[14]

By April 2006, the album had sold over 51,000 copies.[15] By August 2008, the album sold 79,000 copies.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing per booklet.[1]

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
6."Blame It on Bad Luck"3:26
7."We'll Be OK"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:40:52
Japanese bonus track
12."A Long December" (Counting Crows cover)4:44


Personnel per booklet.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Bayside (booklet). Bayside. Victory Records. 2005. VR258.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Billboard 2005, p. 6
  4. ^ "Nightmare of You". Nightmare of You. Archived from the original on July 16, 2005. Retrieved February 2, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  6. ^ "Smoking Popes to release live CD/DVD, tour with Bayside in February". Alternative Press. December 8, 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Protest The Hero touring with DragonForce, Every Time I Die - News". Alternative Press. April 5, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Bayside announce tour with I Am The Avalanche, Hit The Lights". Alternative Press. May 16, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "In-store appearances for Bayside and June announced". Alternative Press. May 17, 2006. Retrieved July 28, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Spitalfield drop off Warped Tour, announce tour with Bayside". Alternative Press. August 7, 2006. Retrieved August 1, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ AllMusic review
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  13. ^ Roth, Kaj. "Bayside - Bayside". Melodic. Retrieved January 30, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  15. ^ Kohli, Rohan (April 21, 2006). "Soundscan Results: Week Ending April 16th, 2006". Retrieved February 12, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Caulfield, Keith (August 1, 2008). "Ask Billboard: Robin Sparkles, Garbage, Alkaline Trio, Bayside". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on May 16, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  • "The #1 Independent Rock Label Is Hiring All Positions". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 117 (35). August 27, 2005. ISSN 0006-2510.

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