And the circus came to town. In a high desert setting, amid carnival-like sideshows, games, rides and concessions right out of some kind of heavy metal storybook, this year’s Knotfest hosted an extensive lineup of bands.
While Queens-based punk quartet Bayside is no stranger to Asbury Park, New Jersey, this was the first time that lead singer Anthony Raneri, on a short solo acoustic tour, had performed at the legendary Asbury Lanes.
Bayside has premiered another new song from their forthcoming EP Covers – Volume 1. Exclusively streaming on their own official band site, “Moving Out (Anthony’s Song)” is the rock/punk outfit’s take on a Billy Joel classic. Though formed in Queens, NY, the members of Bayside live close to or in Long Island, NY, the same musical stomping grounds that the “Piano Man” sprang from. As front-man Anthony Raneri says: “This is definitely one of the songs that made us want to do this EP. We’ve talked about how fun this would be to cover for years. There is definitely footage of me at 3 years old singing Billy Joel songs into a banana.”
Arsonists Get All The Girls have had a great 2011 releasing their fourth studio album Motherland on Century Media Records, playing some festivals and hitting the road on some sweet tours. Guitarist Jaeson Bardoni recently took some time out of his busy holiday scheduale to exclusively tell PureGrainAudio what he considers to be the 10 albums of 2011. Check it out below.
Alternative Press and Bayside has just premiered a brand new song titled, “Mona Lisa,” from their upcoming release, ‘Killing Time’ HERE. The album, which Alternative Press has announced as the most anticipated record of 2011, is set to release on February 22nd. The first single, “Sick, Sick, Sick,” as well as a pre-order of the entire album are both available now on iTunes. The pre-order of the album includes two bonus tracks, “Don’t Come Easy,” and “Monster.”