Bayside Frontman Releases Video for New Solo Single

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Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri revealed last month he had officially signed to Hopeless Records and would be releasing a brand new solo album later this Summer.

The singer has now released the music video for the first single off the impending record which also happens to be the title track of the album, “Sorry State of Mind.”

The video is really adorable and unique, with the song showcasing a different side of Raneri’s music with the track having a tinge of country to it.

“I have always felt that a good song is a good song whether it’s dressed up like a country song, punk rock song or show tune,” says Raneri about his music.

“That’s what I’ve done with Bayside for years. Take different styles of music and dress them up as punk rock. A lot of Bayside songs started out sounding more like show tunes and folk songs and we put a different spin on them. With the solo music, I let the songs stay where they originate.”

Check out the music video for “Sorry State of Mind.”

Sorry State of Mind will be released on June 30. In support of the new album, Raneri will be hitting the road this Summer with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert and his side project, What’s Eating Gilbert.

Full tour dates can be seen below.

ANTHONY RANERI/WHAT’S EATING GILBERT SUMMER TOUR:

July 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
July 10 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
July 11 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
July 12 – Jacksonville, FL @ 904 Music Hall
July 13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle-Back Room
July 14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle-Back Room
July 15 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
July 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
July 18 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
July 19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 21 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
July 23 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
July 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
July 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

What’s Eating Gilbert Prove “You’re the Most” with New Video

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It’s been a couple of weeks since New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert announced his side band, What’s Eating Gilbert had officially signed with Hopeless Records and would be releasing their debut album, That New Sound You’re Looking For, later this summer.

Now, the WEG frontman has revealed the music video for the first single from the record, “You’re the Most.”

Like the group’s appearance, the video is set up to look like something straight out of the 1950s (think of Grease) with the clothes, appearance, record player in the bedroom, and of course, who can miss the picture of Elvis on the wall.

Check out the video below.

That New Sound You’re Looking For will be released on July 10 through Hopeless Records.

In support of the new album, What’s Eating Gilbert will be hitting the road with fellow Hopeless signee, Bayside’s Anthony Raneri for a month-long summer trek.

After that tour wraps, Gilbert will rejoin New Found Glory for their co-headlining tour with Yellowcard in the Fall.

Tour dates for What’s Eating Gilbert can be seen here while date for the New Found Glory/Yellowcard tour can be seen here.

What’s Eating Gilbert to Release Debut Album This Summer

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How do you follow-up two successful tours and a successful new album? By giving your side project a little bit of that love.

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert revealed earlier in the day that his side project, What’s Eating Gilbert had not only signed to Hopeless Records, but that they will be releasing their official debut record this Summer.

The debut will be titled That New Sound You’re Looking For and is set to be released on July 10. Pre-orders and the lead single for the record will be available June 2.

“I’m excited to announce that it is finally time for me to release the first full-length What’s Eating Gilbert Album, That New Sound You’re Looking For, on July 10! I say finally because I actually recorded these 12 songs in January of 2014! Why have I waited so long to release it? Well, as most of you know, I play guitar in New Found Glory who have had an action packed last year and a half. Once Hopeless Records told me they wanted to release this album we both decided it was best to release it at a time when I could actually go out and play it for you!”

And he will definitely be able to do now that New Found Glory’s busy schedule has slowed down.

But things don’t end there. Gilbert and the rest of WEG will be hitting the road alongside Bayside’s Anthony Raneri as he embarks on a solo Summer tour.

Full tour dates can be seen below.

ANTHONY RANERI/WHAT’S EATING GILBERT SUMMER TOUR:

July 9 –    Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
July 10 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
July 11 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
July 12 – Jacksonville, FL @ 904 Music Hall
July 13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle-Back Room
July 14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle-Back Room
July 15 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
July 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
July 18 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
July 19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
July 21 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
July 23 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
July 24 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
July 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
July 26 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

Bayside Frontman Issues Statement About New Song Diss

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Yesterday afternoon, Bayside released a scathing new song titled “Dancing Like an Idiot.” In conjunction with the song’s release, they had an interview with Billboard about the idea behind the track.

In the interview, frontman Anthony Raneri revealed how it was inspired by bands who like to lead fake rebellion, or “mall rebellion” like he said. Apparently, not a lot of people were happy about the message of the song and began to call out the band about the lyrics including one part where they say, “you’re basically One Direction of they had throat tattoos.”

Feeling the fire from listeners, Raneri responded, clearing up the message of the song and even taking those bashers calling the group’s lyrics “violent and misogynistic.”

Read the full message below.

“Yesterday, we debuted a new song that we wrote called “Dancing Like an Idiot”. I want to clear a few things up.

Let me first be clear that I’m not intending to backtrack or soften any criticism. We meant what we said in the song and it came out as we intended and we’re proud of it and its message. Dialogues are great and important. I said what I wanted in the song, a lot of people had responses, and now I want to continue the discussion and anyone is free to respond to this should they feel so inclined.

The song is not about good bands or bad bands. We all have bands that we like and don’t like. We may be one you don’t like. It’s all open to your tastes and opinions and that’s a great thing. It also isn’t about the Warped Tour. The Warped Tour is an institution that we are proud to have been aligning with for over a decade. The reason Warped Tour comes up when I talk about the song is because it is the setting for the story. It is where you can see and experience a lot of new things and you may not like it all. It also is very purposefully not about “kids these days”. I wrote the song from a perspective of being tired of hearing about “kids these days”. The song is about the people responsible for being a bad influence on “kids these days”. I’ve walked around Warped Tour and heard sexist and homophobic slurs come from the stage. I’ve heard front men implore girls to take their tops off. I’ve heard not giving a fuck championed and encouraged. I do give a fuck and I want kids to give a fuck about what they do and say and become. I want to challenge people to be better and I don’t know if I am doing that but I can be proud to say that I take my responsibility seriously and try everyday to at least not make it worse.

Which brings me to a really interesting point. I have seen some interesting and poignant comments about past Bayside lyrics being violent and misogynistic. I’m not going to deny it. I have always written songs from the top of my head. I write journals and then I turn them into lyrics. Literally. I wrote some songs when I was younger in which I was venting and at the time, it was a cathartic experience to get the crazy thoughts out. A lot of people do this in their heads and in private journals and my journals have been published. I think it goes without saying that I never intended to encourage anyone to put their ex lover’s head on a stick, but the misogynistic undertones aren’t lost on me looking back 10-12 years later. I am obviously a smarter, more mature and most importantly, more stable person these days. If you have listened to Bayside since the beginning, you have watched me grow up. I’m not looking to gain favor from anyone who felt like I was a hypocrite. I read some people say it and thought they had a good point and that if I was going to call out anyone else, then I owe everyone full disclosure. I knew that I had become better and more responsible in my life and my lyrics and I suppose I assumed that people would just know and I understand how they wouldn’t.

Selling fake and misguided rebellion is not only cheap, but dangerous. I’m not saying that I’m selling real rebellion or any, for that matter. I’m not the best role model, singer, songwriter or example that ever lived. But I try my best and in 15 years, I’ve never tried to sell a lie to anyone to sell an extra t shirt. I’m not a rebel. I’m not a punk. I just say what I’m feeling and I do my best to not hurt anyone in the process.
And yes, I know. Breathe.”

Bayside Frontman to Drop Off Current Tour

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With just three tour dates left before it comes to a close, Bayside have lost their frontman, Anthony Raneri. But before you think that it had to do with some problems within the band, hold your horse because it looks like the singer’s wife is going into labor.

Today, the band posted an update on their social media accounts letting fans know that Raneri would be missing the last three dates because he need to fly back home to be with his wife as they welcomed their first child into the world. They also went on to explain that instead of the band just dropping off with three days left, members from Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs and This is Hell would be feeling in the vacancy. The shows that Raneri will be missing is tonight’s show in Grand Rapids, tomorrow’s show in Columbus and their final tour stop on Saturday in Toledo.

Read the following message from Bayside below:

“Breaking Bayside news: Anthony is flying home to become a daddy, he will miss the final 3 shows of this tour. We have some friends from Motion City Soundtrack, STATE CHAMPS, This is Hell& more helping out & trying to fill Ant’s shoes. Send your love to the new parents @AnthonyRaneri & @miagraffam on Twitter”

Congrats to the new parents and don’t forget to drop them a line while you’re at it!