Bayside are teaming up with AP to launch the first in a series of videos taking fans inside the studio where they recorded their forthcoming album, Vacancy. In the videos, frontman Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O'Shea talk about their approach to songwriting and share techniques and production tricks they used in the making of the album.

“There are a lot of things that go into conceptualizing, writing and recording a record. Everyone knows that,” says Raneri. “We wanted to lift the curtain a little and give everyone a look inside how we do what we do and what our thought process is behind the creation.”

In the video below they give fans an in-depth look at their latest single “Pretty Vacant,” which apparently almost didn't make the cut to appear on the record. 

Vacancy will be out Aug. 19 via Hopeless Records, but preorders are available now. Physical pre-orders, vinyl and various merch bundles can be found here.

Bayside are set to embark on a North American with the Menzingers and Sorority Noise. Tickets are available now.

Tour dates:

August 11  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution

August 12  Orlando, FL  Hard Rock Live

August 13  Atlanta, GA  Wrecking Ball Festival

August 14  Charlotte, NC  Amos Southend

August 15  Norfolk, VA  NorVa

August 17  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head

August 18  Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

August 19  New York, NY  PlayStation Theater

August 20  Sayreville, NJ  Starland Ballroom

August 21  Boston, MA  House of Blues

August 23  Pittsburgh, PA  Altar Bar

August 24  Cleveland, OH  Agora

August 25  Toronto, ON  Opera House

August 26  Detroit, MI  The Majestic

August 27  Chicago, IL  350 Fest

August 28  Minneapolis, MN  Mill City Nights

August 30  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre

August 31  Salt Lake City, UT  The Complex

September 2  Seattle, WA  The Showbox

September 3  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre

September 4  San Francisco  Regency

September 6  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory

September 7  Los Angeles, CA  Regent Theater

September 8  San Diego, CA  The Observatory North Park

September 9  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl

September 10  Phoenix, AZ  The Pressroom

September 11  Albuquerque, NM  The Sunshine Theater

September 13  San Antonio, TX  Alamo City Music Hall

September 14  Houston, TX  House of Blues

September 15  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Live

September 16  Lawrence, KS  Granada Theater

September 17  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room

September 18  Nashville, TN  Exit/In

 

[Photo credit:  Megan Thompson]