Bayside, who recently announced their seventh album, Vacancy, have released the first single, “Enemy Lines.”

Read more: Bayside announce new album, tour with the Menzingers, Sorority Noise

Vacancy will be out Aug. 19 via Hopeless Records, but in the meantime you can stream the first new track below.

Frontman Anthony Raneri tells Silverstein’s Shane Told this was Bayside’s most challenging record to make during Told’s Lead Singer Syndrome podcast.

“I moved to Nashville two-and-a-half years ago with my wife and baby. The plan was to go down for a couple of years, plant seeds and move back to New york.  We came down and after a year of being here we split up,” Raneri says. “I was like, ‘do I live in Tennessee now? Alone?’  It was a crazy super isolated time where I didn’t know what was going to come next and moved into an apartment to try and sort things out. That’s where I wrote the record, I wrote Vacancy in that apartment.  I had a couch, a TV, my bed, a desk, a computer and my guitar—everything else was in boxes, waiting for me to figure out where they were going to go. We were calling it the hotel, which is where the hotel on the cover came from; Vacancy had a double meaning, the physical and emotional experience.  This is the first record I’ve written that’s had a theme to it, I didn’t want to write a typical break-up record, it’s not about what happened, it’s about the aftermath.” 

Pre-orders for Vacancy are available now, with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of “Enemy Lines.”  Physical pre-orders, vinyl and various merch bundles can be found here.

Vacancy track listing:

  1. Two Letters
  2. I’ve Been Dead All Day
  3. Enemy Lines
  4. Not Fair
  5. Pretty Vacant
  6. Rumspringa (Heartbreak Road)
  7. Mary
  8. Maybe, Tennessee
  9. The Ghost
  10. It Doesn’t Make It True
  11. It’s Not As Depressing As It Sounds

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 16  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]