Vacancy (album)

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Vacancy
Bayside-vacancyalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 2016
RecordedMarch–April 2016
Genre
Length39:34
LabelHopeless
ProducerTim O’Heir
Bayside chronology
Cult
(2014)
Vacancy
(2016)
Interrobang
(2019)

Vacancy is the seventh studio album by American rock band Bayside released on August 19, 2016 through Hopeless Records.

Background[edit]

Vacancy was recorded in March and April 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, with producer Tim O'Heir. He acted as engineer, with additional engineering from Arun Bali of Saves the Day. Chris Sheldon mixed the album, before it was mastered by Howie Weinberg.[4]

Release[edit]

On April 26, 2016, Vacancy was announced for release in August. In addition, the album's artwork was revealed.[5] On May 13, "Enemy Lines" was made available for streaming and the album's track listing was revealed.[6] A music video was released for "Pretty Vacant" on June 9, directed by Justin Giritlian and Nathan Sam.[7] Vacancy was released on August 19 through Hopeless Records. In August and September, the group went on a headlining tour of the US with support from the Menzingers and Sorority Noise.[5] In April and May 2017, the group went on co-headlining US tour with Say Anything with support from Reggie and the Full Effect and Hot Rod Circuit.[8] To promote the tour, Bayside covered Say Anything's "Night's Songs", while Say Anything covered Bayside's "They're Not Horses, They're Unicorns".[9] In September, the band performed at Riot Fest.[10]

Reception[edit]

The album received favorable reviews from fans and critics.[1][11]

Metacritic gives the album a score of 72 based on six critics[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Anthony Raneri, Jack O'Shea, Nick Ghanbarian, and Chris Guglielmo, except "Mary" by Raneri, O'Shea, Ghanbarian, Guglielmo, and Chris Carrabba.[4]

No.TitleLength
1."Two Letters"4:06
2."I've Been Dead All Day"3:14
3."Enemy Lines"3:27
4."Not Fair"3:53
5."Pretty Vacant"3:09
6."Rumspringa (Return to Heartbreak Road)"3:20
7."Mary"3:38
8."Maybe, Tennessee"4:03
9."The Ghost"3:17
10."It Doesn't Make It True"3:43
11."It's Not as Depressing as It Sounds"3:58
Total length:39:34

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 69
US Billboard Vinyl Albums[14] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2016-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Metacritic entry, accessed August 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Al-Sharif, Rabab (August 19, 2016). "Bayside Vacancy". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on April 5, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Vacancy (booklet). Bayside. Hopeless Records. 2014. HR2267-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ a b Ryken, Atreyue (April 26, 2016). "Bayside announce new album, tour with the Menzingers, Sorority Noise". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Al-Sharif, Rabab (May 13, 2016). "Hear Bayside's first single from new album". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Ralph, Caitlyn (June 9, 2016). "Listen to a new Bayside song". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Ralph, Caitlyn (January 10, 2017). "Bayside and Say Anything announce co-headlining tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Ralph, Caitlyn (March 31, 2017). "Bayside and Say Anything cover each other's songs". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Dickman, Maggie (April 19, 2017). "Jawbreaker, Paramore, A Day To Remember, Taking Back Sunday, more announced for Riot Fest". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-24. Retrieved 2016-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Vacancy by Bayside, retrieved 2019-11-21
  13. ^ "Bayside Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Vinyl Albums : September 10, 2016". billboard.com. Archived from the original on December 31, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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