Sunday, November 22, 2015

Song Of The Week: 11/22/15

Song: "You're No Match"

Artist: Bayside

Album: "Cult"

Year: 2014

Place Of Origin: Queens, New York

Years Active: 2000-present


"You're No Match" appears to be a song where the vocalist has seen the person he was in a relationship with for what she really is. She's a devil in disguise who only gets involved with men to use them. The vocalist is not so much broken up over this failed relationship, in fact, he thinks he is so much better of a person than her that he considers her no match and someday, he feels confident that he will meet someone who will treat him as he should be treated while she will just continue on with hollow relationships for the rest of her life.

BAYSIDE DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2004 - "Sirens And Condolences" (Victory Records)
2005 - "Bayside" (Victory Records)
2006 - "Acoustic" (Victory Records)
2007 - "The Walking Wounded" (Victory Records)
2008 - "Shudder" (Victory Records)
2008 - "Live At The Bayside Social Club" (Victory Records)
2011 - "Killing Time" (Wind Up Records)
2014 - "Cult" (Hopeless Records)


Bayside formed as a band back in 2000. They managed to slip their demo tape to the band New Found Glory who helped Bayside get their foot in the door of the industry. Their very first release was an EP titled "Long Stories Short" in 2001. The buzz generated from that EP sparked some interest from label Victory Records who promptly signed Bayside in 2003. The band's 5 year run with Victory Records produced 4 studio albums, 1 live acoustic album and 1 full band live album as well. During that time the band churned out major singles such as "Masterpiece", "Devotion And Desire", "Duality" and "No One Understands". Tragedy befell the band in 2005 however, as their friend and drummer, John "Beatz" Holohan died when their van hit a patch of ice and tumbled over. The song "Winter" off the band's 2006 "Acoustic" album is a dedication to their fallen friend. In 2011, the band parted ways with Victory and signed on with Wind Up Records who released their 2011 album "Killing Time". Vocalist Anthony Raneri spent a short time focusing on his solo material before getting back together with the band for the release of 2014's "Cult", which was distributed by Hopeless Records. Currently, the band recently finished up a tour with The Early November in support of "Cult". Bayside is kind of a breath of fresh air as a band. With so many carbon copies out there, certain genres seem to get saturated with similar sounding bands. Bayside writes very good songs and Raneri's vocal style is rather unique. Musically, the band's contemporaries are Taking Back Sunday, I Am The Avalanche, Silverstein, The Swellers and Transit, but it's Raneri's vocal deliverary that makes Bayside stand out. While at it's core, Bayside is a melodic pop punk band, they are not afraid to explore different styles so long as the music is true to what Bayside's all about. Very solid band who stays ultra active when it comes to releasing new music.


1. Already Gone
2. Devotion And Desire
3. Duality
4. Masterpiece
5. Winter
6. No One Understands
7. Pigsty
8. Sick, Sick, Sick
9. Time Has Come
10. Don't Call Me Peanut

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