Although this collection of songs was born out of the loss of a relationship, that

experience launched Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri on a mission of reflection

and self-examination that makes the band's seventh full-length a case study in

acceptance. "I wanted this record to be more about what's happening to me as

opposed to having it be all about a disintegrating relationship," he explains.

"When I was writing this record I felt like a transient and I think writing Vacancy

really helped me work through an experience that I had never prepared for, let

 

alone planned on."