Bayside is celebrating an incredibly successful first week following the release of their full-length acoustic record, Acoustic Volume 2. A collection of re-imagined songs from across the band’s discography as well as one brand new track, Acoustic Volume 2 secured the #4 spot on the Current Alternative chart, as well as #7 Record Label Independent, #8 on both Top Current Rock and LP Vinyl, and #14 Current Digital, among others. It has been heralded online and in print by Billboard, Newsday, Forbes, Paste Magazine, Spotify’s Punk Unplugged Playlist, and more. It is out now via Hopeless Records and can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music, or purchased online at baysidebayside.com.
To celebrate the release of Acoustic Volume 2, Bayside has invited fans to join them for their first ever full-band acoustic tour. With an entire set of completely reimagined songs, as well as special guest Golds, these shows promise to be an incredibly special and intimate evening. The two-part tour kicks off on November 24th in Chicago, and includes stops in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased online at BaysideBayside.com.
Acoustic Volume 2 was crafted in Franklin, Tennessee with Jon Howard, a musician and producer who has worked with Paramore, Dashboard Confessional, and New Found Glory. Howard is part of a hyper local community outside of Nashville that includes members of those bands, as well as Yellowcard, Saves The Day, Grammy winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, and Raneri, among others.
It was liberating for Raneri and longtime members Jack O’Shea (lead guitar), Nick Ghanbarian (bass), and Chris Guglielmo (drums) to tear down the walls, playing the songs any way they wanted, as though they had just been written for the first time.
In every note of the vibrant Acoustic Volume 2, a record that conjures the spirit of classic performances like Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged or The Cure’s most adventurous outings, Bayside serves up a confident reminder of their firmly established place in the rock music landscape. It’s evident – from all of the lyrics tattooed on fans, the cover version and tributes that permeate YouTube, and the obsessive supporters worldwide – why Bayside continues to thrive on the strength of these very songs.
Bayside’s Acoustic Volume 2 is out now and available for purchase at baysidebayside.com.