Cult (Bayside album)

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Cult
Bayside-cultalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 2014
StudioCarriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut;
Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York;
Raw Recording in Patterson, New York
Length38:10
LabelHopeless
ProducerShep Goodman, Aaron Accetta
Bayside chronology
Killing Time
(2011)
Cult
(2014)
Vacancy
(2016)
Singles from Cult
  1. "Pigsty"
    Released: December 3, 2013
  2. "Time Has Come"
    Released: February 10, 2014

Cult is the sixth studio album by American rock band Bayside.

Background[edit]

In September 2012, vocalist/guitarist Anthony Raneri said the group was "locking in a new label" and were aiming to being writing their next album in January 2013.[1] The following month, the group released a covers EP[2] as a stop-gap release to tide their fans over until their next album.[1] Between April and June, the group supported Alkaline Trio on their headlining tour of the US.[3] Cult was recorded at The Carriage House in Stamford, Connecticut, Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, and Raw Recording in Patterson, New York, with producers Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta. Goodman and Dan Korneff served as engineers; Chris Sheldon mixed the album, before it was mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studios.[4]

Release[edit]

On August 16, 2013, the group announced they had signed to independent label Hopeless Records. Raneri said they were keen to with a label that "could be our last label. We wanted to be somewhere that was actually emotionally invested in their bands no matter what the bands potential or situation was."[5] In September and October, the group went on a co-headlining US tour with Motion City Soundtrack. They were supported by What's Eating Gilbert and State Champs.[6] Towards the end of the tour, Raneri was forced to leave due to the birth of his child. His position was filled in by various crew members.[7] On November 12, the group posted several black and photo illustrations on their social media profiles.[8] Later that day, Cult was announced for release in February 2014, revealing its track listing and artwork. In addition, a lyric video was released for "Pigsty".[9] In December, the group performed a few shows with Modern Baseball.[10]

On January 27, 2014, a lyric video was released for "Time Has Come".[11] The track was released to radio on February 10.[12] Cult was made available for streaming on February 14,[13] before being released on February 18 through Hopeless Records.[9] On the same day, a music video was released for "Time Has Come".[14] In March and April, the group went on a headlining US tour, dubbed The Great American Cult Tour. They were supported by Four Year Strong, Mixtapes and Daylight.[15] In April, the band supported Alkaline Trio on their headlining UK tour.[16] In October, the group went on a headlining US tour with support from I Am the Avalanche and Seaway.[17] In March and April 2015, the group embarked on an anniversary tour to celebrate 15 years of being a band. They were supported by Senses Fail, Man Overboard and Seaway.[18] In August and September, the group went on tour with The Early November and Better Off.[19]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[20]
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk8.3/10[21]
AllMusic4/5 stars[22]
Punknews.org4/5 stars[23]
Ultimate Guitar5/10[24]

The album received generally favorable reviews.[20] The album was included at number 46 on Kerrang!'s "The Top 50 Rock Albums Of 2014" list.[25]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Anthony Raneri, Jack O'Shea, Nick Ghanbarian, and Chris Guglielmo, except "Hate Me" by Raneri, O'Shea, Ghanbarian, Guglielmo, Shep Goodman, and Aaron Accetta.[4]

No.TitleLength
1."Big Cheese"2:40
2."Time Has Come"3:30
3."Hate Me"2:54
4."You're No Match"3:22
5."Pigsty"3:55
6."Transitive Property"3:55
7."Stuttering"3:55
8."Bear with Me"3:10
9."Objectivist on Fire"3:59
10."Something's Wrong"3:04
11."The Whitest Lie"3:46
Total length:38:10
White edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."Dancing Like an Idiot"3:27
13."Indiana"2:58
14."Call Me"3:04
15."Transitive Property" (Park Slope version)3:50

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Vinyl Albums[26] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kraus, Brian (September 18, 2012). "Bayside announce covers EP, on tour with Taking Back Sunday this fall". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Colwell, Matthew (October 15, 2012). "Bayside astream cover of Billy Joel's "Movin Out"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Common, Tyler (February 19, 2013). "UPDATE: Alkaline Trio announce tour with Bayside". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c Cult (booklet). Bayside. Hopeless Records. 2014. HR790-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Mendyuk, Bridjet (August 16, 2013). "Bayside sign to Hopeless Records". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Mendyuk, Bridjet (August 7, 2013). "Bayside, Motion City Soundtrack add more dates to co-headlining tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on September 20, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Crane, Matt (October 17, 2013). "Anthony Raneri of Bayside flying home for childbirth, band will continue tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Szymanski, Aime (November 12, 2013). "What is Bayside trying to tell us? 6 mystery images analyzed". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on May 27, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b Kraus, Brian (November 12, 2013). "Bayside announce sixth studio album, 'Cult,' stream lead single "Pigsty"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Crane, Matt (December 10, 2013). "Modern Baseball announce new album, stream new song". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Crane, Matt (January 27, 2014). "Bayside release new single, "Time Has Come"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: SubModern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Crane, Matt (February 14, 2014). "Bayside stream full album, 'Cult'". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Crane, Matt (February 18, 2014). "Bayside release music video for 'Time Has Come'". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Crane, Matt (December 19, 2013). "Bayside announce spring headlining tour with Four Year Strong, Daylight, Mixtapes". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Szymanski, Aime (November 13, 2013). "Alkaline Trio and Bayside announce UK tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Crane, Matt (August 4, 2014). "Bayside announce fall tour with I Am The Avalanche, Seaway". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Sharp, Tyler (November 20, 2014). "Bayside, Senses Fail, Man Overboard, Seaway tour announced". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ Caruso, Drew (June 25, 2015). "Bayside, The Early November, Better Off announce tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ a b "Cult by Bayside". Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "chorus.fm".
  22. ^ "Cult – Bayside – Songs, Reviews, Credits – AllMusic". Archived from the original on July 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Punknews.org. "Bayside – Cult". Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Bayside: Cult - Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.com". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ Emily (March 18, 2015). "The Top 50 Rock Albums Of 2014". Kerrang!. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Vinyl Albums : March 8, 2014". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

  • Cult at YouTube (streamed copy where licensed)