Max Bemis sent out an update on his song shop (a new one opens in December) and also mentioned that he will be recording an LP of acoustic Say Anything songs for those he wasn't able to make phone calls with.
...This leads me to the current situation. Since we had fallen behind with the calls, I figured i’d have to time to catch up later on them, but when my second daughter was born last year, that became more and more impossible. Anyone with kids will tell you that having one makes anything that was really hard before, even harder. We’ve made the decision that next time we open, we’re going to come up with an alternative to the phone calls as a bonus feature for Song Shop. But i don’t...
Members of Say Anything and Modern Baseball performed the national anthem at a minor-league baseball home game for the Boise Hawks (they're a farm team for the Colorado Rockies). There's a video in the replies.
Last week I had the chance to see Say Anything perform alongside a string quartet. It was an intimate Sunday night performance at Philadelphia's Electric Factory with a solid line-up of support: Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars, andHard Girls. Check out a write-up and some photos in the replies!
01 - Fed To Death
02 - Do Better
03 - Woe
04 - Every Man Has A Molly
05 - Baby Girl (I'm A Blur)
06 - Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
07 - Walk Through Hell
08 - Hangover Song
09 - The Church Channel
10 - Alive With the Glory of Love
Say Anything City Pride Contest: Share your city’s image this week and the winning city will get a personalized song written by Max! The song will be available as a free download, there will be an exclusive tee design available only at your city’s show and Max will perform the song that night!
Say Anything's acoustic version of "Belt" was one of the first exclusive downloads we ever had on this website -- over a decade ago now -- oh ECA Records, how I remember thee. It's going to be making its remastered appearance on the Doghouse Records' boxset release and you can stream it in the replies if you've never heard it before.
Say Anything frontman, Max Bemis, was caught on video puking on stage last night ... by TMZ. Weird.
Lead singer Max Bemis was towards the end of the set at the House of Blues in West Hollywood when he projectile vomited without warning. It's unclear why ... but there was alcohol on stage so it ain't that hard to read between the lines.
Max Bemis of Say Anything participated in Noisey's 'Rank Your Records,' naming ...Is A Real Boy his favorite and Anarchy, My Dear his least favorite.
I sacrificed so much—quite the few emotions, body parts. And I can hear that and it’s uncomfortable. That being said, I think it’s number one is because I don’t think when people say they like it, that it’s just nostalgia. I think there’s a part of it that’s nostalgia, which is cool, because I have that for all my favorite records. But for me, I’m a 30-year-old, average, semi-hipster. Literally, I’m probably the Noisey target demographic. But my favorite record of all time is Saves The Day’s Through Being Cool. And I refuse, no matter what...
Well, it's been confirmed. Say Anything will be hitting the road this fall with Saves The Day to perform ...Is A Real Boy and Through Being Cool for their 10 year and 15 year anniversaries respectively. To add to the awesomeness of this tour, Reggie and The Full Effect will be joining to perform their underrated album, Under the Tray. Pre-sale tickets will be available at 12pm local time and general sale will be available on September 10th. Say Anything and Saves The Day have also covered one of each others songs for the announcement. Jump to the replies to stream Say Anything's rendition of "You Vandal" and Saves The Day's cover of "Belt" as well as the tour dates and fanboy out...
That’s just how it came across to me. It’s the sort of baseline assumptions that one can make. It’s sort of like Miley—I’m going to get a lot of shit for this—but it’s just like what Miley Cyrus is doing right now. We don’t really know what’s in her head or why she’s doing this. But we can assume she’s trying to grow up and expand her image and no longer be a teeny-bopper icon, and she’s trying to be dangerous and sexy and hip. So that’s our assumption that may be miles from whatever she’s actually thinking about.
A fan has written to say that Max Bemis announced at the Say Anything show on Sunday in Tempe, AZ that they will be doing a 10 year anniversary tour of Is A Real Boy... with support from Saves the Day who will be celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Through Being Cool. Sign me up.
Listen to a new Going Off Track podcast with Say Anything's Max Bemis about Hebrews, his rediscovery of organized religion, Jewish neurosis, and how his spiritual upbringing has shaped who he is today.
I think it requires more work, but it always should have required more work. There was a brief period of time around a century long when the music industry got involved and figured out how to cater to the laziness of musicians. And we are innately lazy because we’re artists. There are people who work nine to five jobs thanklessly and don’t complain about it ever, and then there’s musicians, a lot of whom are receiving these giant advances from multi-conglomerate companies and essentially getting smoke blown up their ass and they feel like they’re the new Beatles, or at least trying to achieve that.
Listen to Max Bemis of Say Anything discussing "Push," "The Shape Of Love To Come," and "Boyd" off Hebrews below via PropertyOfZack. Next, he talks about "A Look," "Lost My Touch," and "Nibble NIbble" on Purevolume. Here is "John McClane," "Six Six Six," "Judas Decapitation." You can also check out our track by track videos.
And, eventually, it drove me to drop out of college and pursue music. "Admit It!!!" it was written around 2002, after the first Strokes record came out. This is pre-Vampire Weekend, it's pre-fun. and stuff like that. It was literally the beginnings of the "hipster." It was right then, people were just starting to move to Brooklyn to reclaim it and gentrify it. But I feel like I skirt that line—if you look at me, I could just be any other 30-year-old dude walking around in Greenpoint and my friends and tastes and sense of humor could just put me directly into what could be considered...
We have a pretty rad video exclusive today featuring Max Bemis talking about some of the songs on Say Anything's latest album, Hebrews. In the replies, you can check out Bemis going in-depth about "Kall Me Kubrick", "My Greatest Fear Is Splendid" and the title track. If you read my review of the album, you may recall that these three tracks are some of the most intense and unique ones on the entire album. The band is currently on tour with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It!.
Riot Fest, which will be September 12-14th in Chicago, has announced a slew of new bands for the festival. The list includes AP.net favorites like The Hold Steady, Pity Sex and Say Anything. Head to the replies for the full festival poster.
Okay! So here i am with another important Song Shop update. If i can ask you not to skim this email, and that would be a awesome. A lot of people have been letting me know they’ve been getting their songs and that they’re very moved by them. I cannot affirm enough how freakin’ awesome that is, so thank you and please do so when you get your song. It always makes my day/night. Others have been expressing how excited they are to get their song; thank you so so so much for your patience so far. It is invaluable and essential to Song Shop being a thing.
More importantly, I wanted to address something and am slightly nervous to do...
You can stream the title track from Say Anything's upcoming new album, Hebrews, in the replies -- it premiered on Red Bull. This one features Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms. The album hits stores on June 10th.