Bayside Sirens And Condolences on Colored LP + Download
Since their inception on Long Island one fateful winter day in 2000, Bayside have become the voice for the misanthropic and the hopeful alike. The band released four studio albums with Victory Records since signing on in 2003, kicking off the fruitful relationship with the label here with 2004's Sirens And Condolences.
When Bayside sings of devastation and betrayal in songs like "How To Fix Everything" and "Guardrail," the emphasis is always placed equally on all parties involved. Honest self-examination, no matter how painful, brings a hope of redemption to these intimate, dark narratives of brooding and despair.
"I‘m ready to take that big step, start tearing off the layers I put up, or is it too late to be anything but what I am," from "How To Fix Everything" is a telling lyric, as it illustrates the loathing of a broken, insular heart suddenly turning inward, and finding that the blame lies inside.
"Masterpiece" begs a friend to Just accept yourself, find something that brings you closer to complete. Though their experiences in life have tested them, Bayside has found a way to complete themselves through the writing of meaningful lyrics and beautiful melodies, accompanied by touring and the love of music. Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records with MP3 digital download.
Bayside Sirens And Condolences Track Listing:
2. Poison In My Veins
3. Phone Call From Poland
4. Talking of Michaelangelo
5. Alcohol and Alter Boys
6. A Synonym for Acquiesce
7. How To Fix Everything
9. If You‘re Bored
10. Just Enough To Love You