Bayside Main Promo Photo Cult

If you missed the news yesterday, New York City punks Bayside have announced the details for their new album, Cult.

Due for release in Australia/New Zealand on February 21 [via Hopeless Records/UNFD], the album promises a re-energised sound for the band, without straying away from their core ethos.

“The year that we spent making this record was both the most difficult and most exciting time of my life,” vocalist Anthony Raneri recalls. “I lost my grandfather, stepfather and stepbrother in a four month span during the making of this record. As a counterbalance, I also got married, had my first child, and built my first home. The whole year was an example of how hard and wonderful life can be, and how quickly your world can change.”

CULT, in a way, is the Bayside discography without using any old songs. To me, it is every characteristic of every Bayside record all mashed into one. It is the earnestness of Sirens, the riskiness and creativity of our self titled record and Walking Wounded, the quirkiness of Shudder and the experienced solid songwriting and aggression of Killing Time.”

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