After a four year hiatus from Alabama, for no reason in particular, Bayside finally returned to grace Birmingham's music scene with their undeniable presence. The New York natives have been making their way toward the east coast alongside punk rock band Alkaline Trio.
While Zydeco was one of the smaller venues they've played, Bayside founding member Anthony Raneri says he doesn't discriminate; he appreciates all shows, whether it be festivals, amphitheaters or a hole in the wall venue.
Back in October, Bayside released a covers EP titled, Covers, Vo. 1. Raneri says they had the fans in mind when they decided to go forth with a cover album.
"We knew it had been a little while since we released our last record and we knew it was going to be a little while before we released the next one, so it was something to get to the fans," he said.