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Editors’ Notes

the New York pop-punk stalwarts' best album to date. It was written during a tumultuous year in which frontman Anthony Raneri experienced the deaths of his grandfather, stepbrother, and stepfather, in addition to getting married, having a child, and building a house. The resulting album doesn't address these subjects directly, but it seethes with emotions: frustration, angst, love, yearning. "Something's Wrong" is an affecting meditation on generational malaise, "Hate Me" an explosive kiss-off to a jilted lover, "Stuttering" a statement on the intersection of art and commerce. Sonically, Bayside don't overextend themselves, but restraint is Cult's secret weapon: choruses are perfectly tucked between tidy verses and clever bridges, guitar solos are succinct but effective, and copious backing vocals lend a sing-along quality to the proceedings. It all coheres flawlessly on "Time Has Come," a note-perfect piece of pop-punk down to its group-sung "woah!"s. It's as catchy, fun, and exhilarating as anything Blink-182 ever produced. 

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CULT

We are Liars, Cheaters, Thieves, Losers, Kings, Monsters, Users, Jerks, Rockstars, Hustlers, We Are A Cult, We Are The Truth...... been waiting for this since the 5th full-length came out. So stoked. CULT FOREVER

BAYSIDE IS A CULT

Death to Victory and long live bayside! This single is amazing and they only want 8 for the album. Bayside is a cult

Wow.

I cried.

Biography

Formed: 2000 in Long Island, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Bayside formed in the winter of 2000 and developed a quick following with their melodic, moody, guitar-driven emo. They soon left their native Queens, New York and hit the road, sharing stages across the United States with bands like the Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, and Further Seems Forever. The band's first release, the Long Stories Short EP, was released by the local Dying Wish Records in August 2001. Touring continued throughout the following...
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