Sirens and Condolences

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Sirens and Condolences
Bayside - Sirens and Condolences.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2004
RecordedPhase Studios, College Park, Maryland
GenrePunk rock, emo
Length39:48
LabelVictory
ProducerJ. Robbins, Bayside
Bayside chronology
Bayside/Name Taken – Split EP
(2003)
Sirens and Condolences
(2004)
Bayside
(2005)

Sirens and Condolences is the debut studio album by American rock band Bayside.

Release[edit]

Due to exposure from publications as Alternative Press and Skratch, the group signed to independent label Victory Records in fall 2003. The label recommended they go record their debut as soon as possible. In November, the group went on tour with Silverstein, followed by December shows with Digger and Punchline. In late December, Sirens and Condolences was announced for release in January 2004. The album was released on January 27 through Victory Records.[1] In July and August, the group went on tour with Fall Out Boy, Armor for Sleep, Name Taken, and The Academy Is....[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars [3]
Exclaim!Unfavorable[4]
LAS Magazine6/10[5]
Punknews.org3/5 stars[6]

The album has since sold 40,000 copies.[7] By August 2005, the album had sold 50,000 copies.[8] By August 2008, the album sold 59,000 copies.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Masterpiece"3:44
2."Poison in My Veins"3:32
3."Phone Call from Poland"3:23
4."Talking of Michelangelo"3:38
5."Alcohol and Altar Boys"3:03
6."A Synonym for Acquiesce"5:17
7."How to Fix Everything"4:04
8."Kellum"2:36
9."If You're Bored"3:04
10."Just Enough to Love You" (re-recorded version; original version on Bayside/Name Taken split)3:45
11."Guardrail"3:38
Total length:39:48

Additional[edit]

Writing Credits[edit]

This album was the only one not entirely credited to Bayside as a band. The music and melodies were written by Anthony Raneri, while the lyrics were written by Andrew Elderbaum. The same process was used on the split cd with Name Taken.

Personnel[edit]

  • Anthony Raneri - Vocals, Guitar
  • Andrew Elderbaum - Bass
  • Jack O'Shea - Guitar, Additional vocals
  • Jim Mitchell - Drums
  • J. Robbins - Production, mixing
  • Alan Douches - Mastering
  • Emily Driskill - Photography
  • Jason Link - Album layout

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Wippsson, Johan (December 29, 2003). "Victory Records Releases Punk/hard Rockers Bayside In January". Melodic. Archived from the original on January 30, 2018. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Armor For Sleep - "My Town" video online now!". Equal Vision Records. July 1, 2004. Archived from the original on July 22, 2004. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Sirens and Condolences at AllMusic
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2016-01-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. Retrieved 2016-01-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-13. Retrieved 2015-12-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2016-01-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Billboard 2005, p. 6
  9. ^ 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.
Sources
  • "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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