We had the opportunity to interview Anthony Raneri of Bayside! "For the past 20 years, the Queens-based, BAYSIDE, has represented a lifestyle, a counterculture, and a deeply held conviction, diverse in thought and background but united by a shared desire for authentic expression. At their core, BAYSIDE is a band that has constantly proved that music is not about gimmicks and ephemeral trends, but a timeless reflection of our lives and our times. It is through this timelessness and consistency that BAYSIDE continues to cultivate a cult-following that lives and breathes everything the band creates. After 2018’s hugely-successful melody/arrangement-driven, acoustic album and tour, Acoustic Volume 2, BAYSIDE explored what a BAYSIDE song could be. These weren’t “stripped down” versions of BAYSIDE songs so much as they are completely new discoveries, refashioned and broadened by possibility. The shows were not “quieter” or “mellow” affairs, but raucous sing-alongs that stretched the bands’ musicianship and vocal chords and invigorated the band as they headed the studio to record their eighth studio full-length, Interrobang. Interrobang is a punctuation mark that combines an exclamation and a question mark. For Anthony Raneri, BAYSIDE’s frontman/lead vocals/guitar, the title represents the feelings the album invokes from the listener. “We wanted the record to feel exciting and new, but also sound like a natural progression for the band,” Raneri explains, “We just wanted to keep the listener on their toes - there is a ton of information being thrown out - and if you want to take it all in - you can’t stop paying attention for a second.” The result is the heaviest rock album of the band’s career juxtaposed with the most catchy, melodic hooks the band’s ever created. On the title track, “Interrobang,” Raneri along with lead guitarist Jack O’Shea, bassist Nick Ghanbarian, and drummer Chris Guglielmo focused on opening the album with a song that was equal parts exciting/fun and wild/unpredictable. “It has always been important to us to sound like Bayside, but always shake it up with each record. We tried to think outside the box and take things further, Raneri adds. With big echo-y rock drums and a classically haunting guitar solo, the song spins the listener in a few different directions, while planting its feet firmly with Raneri’s smooth vocals. Working with acclaimed producer, Cameron Webb (NOFX, Motorhead, Alkaline Trio), BAYSIDE embraced the eclectic resume of Webb and pushed the boundaries of what a Bayside song could sound like. “Cameron (Webb) has worked with a really wide range of artists, from NOFX and Lagwagon to Kelly Clarkson to Motorhead and Megadeth,” Raneri shared, “We thought it would be perfect to work with (him) because we see ourselves as sitting somewhere in between all of those artists.” BAYSIDE has always focused on creating songs that are relevant to people who want substance, rather than being relegated to one genre. With Interrobang, the band has put together an eclectic, inspiring, and bold collection of songs. Raneri shares, “Love it or hate it, we wanted the record to invoke something in people. We said with this record we either wanted to create something great or fall on our faces. Negative or positive, we just didn’t want the record to be ‘fine.’” While many bands would coast on their past success, BAYSIDE rejects the premise and proves with Interrobang, that the best is yet to come."We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com www.BringinitBackwards.comwww.americansongwriter.com/american-songwriter-podcast-network/bringin-it-backwards-podcast/Credits: Theme Song: Scott RussoDesign: Oscar RodriguezPhoto: Megan Thompson--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bringinbackpod/support
Bayside has long existed in rarified air. The band overcame the 2000s emo movement, as well as numerous challenges in their personal lives while continuing to write songs that told their unbridled truth. With 'Interrobang,' the group takes us further into their realities, which is what vocalist Anthony Raneri does on today's podcast. While chatting with host James Shotwell, Raneri dives into the changes in the music business that influenced Bayside's approach to releasing their latest record. Raneri also speaks of how the band has changed over the year while keeping the core of their sound, not to mention their songwriting the same. Interrobang is available now through Hopeless Records.
Episode 194 - SURPRISE! NEW BAYSIDE ALBUM! Anthony Raneri frontman of Bayside and Shane's good buddy joins the program to talk about the decision to drop a surprise album (on Oct 6!), his favorite and least favorite Bayside albums, baseball, living in Nashville, and a lot more! Need glasses? Contacts? Check out Eyeconic.com/LSS and use promo code LSS to save 10%! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, we have some exclusive info about the next season of Marvel's Wolverine podcast, coming winter 2019! Also, Anthony Raneri and Jack O'Shea of Bayside join Ryan to chat about vintage Spider-Man comic collecting and the ultimate Marvel movie ...
Today we welcome lead singer and guitar player Anthony Raneri from Bayside. Anthony and I talk about the new album “Vacancy,” we discuss when emo/screamo went downhill and what word is worse and a bit about the most recent Where’s the band? tour. Anthony couldn’t have been more gracious with his time. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/washedupemo) Washed Up Emo is a partner of the Double Elvis podcast network.
On this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell calls Anthony Raneri of Bayside to discuss his band's new album, Vacancy, which arrives in stores on August 19 through Hopeless Records. This conversation was recorded back in June before Anthony had done much press for the new record, but because James had already heard the album by that point the two were able to discuss it at length without covering much, if any, material that you've seen mentioned in other interviews Raneri may have done since that time. This conversation covers love, marriage, the end of relationships, and the way art helps us through our worst moments. If you have the finances, please make it a point to support Vacancy when it arrives in stores later this month.
Episode 27 - Shane sits down with one of his best friends in the music scene, Anthony Raneri of Bayside to discuss Bayside's cult fan base, deciding not to be a radio band, being satisfied where he is in terms of success, and the dark times writing their upcoming album "Vacancy". Anthony and Shane discuss recent break ups, and Anthony nails the answer to the question of "What is Lead Singer Syndrome"? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bayside's Anthony Raneri talked on the phone with me while I navigated the highways & byways of Long Island. We discussed what boroughs should be considered Long Island and why I chose to speak to Nick Ghanbarian first. Hint: It's because Anthony is a bit standoffish. Check out Anthony's band Bayside, here!
As a humble podcaster who is only four episodes into his new venture, I didn’t expect to be interviewing someone I’ve been a big fan of for a while. At least, not this early on. But I did! And it was Anthony from Bayside, who are a band I bloody love. So if you think I’m gushing or something when you listen to the show, now you know why. And I refuse to apologise for it. Once again it’s an interview that took place in the back of a tour van. It was daunting, I’m not gonna lie. Especially when their tour manager asked if I could interview Nick instead, but I held out and I got the conversation I wanted. At some point during the interview Tiger Cub, the opening band on Bayside’s recent (and first ever!) headlining UK tour, started their soundcheck. Which was lovely and you can just about hear them in the podcast. In this episode we discuss: Punk rock showtunes Not being told what you should and shouldn’t do by anyone Why Bayside... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.