Say Anything are over half done recording their new album. Max has posted an update via the bands MySpace page.
bemis reporting in on our continuing recording progress. we are about 65-70 percent done tracking our new record, In Defense of the Genre. the rest will be done here in los angeles. we are trying to keep a lot of shit under wraps for the fun of it, but just to torture you i’ll reveal a few details about what we’ve done so far.
a) we’ve completed drums, bass and guitar on 95 percent of the songs except for a few strangely arranged ones that will involve much more than drums bass and guitar.alex is playing all the bass on the record, wheras I (Max) played the bass on… Is a Real Boy.
b) we recorded most of the record at quite-famous electric lady studios in new york city (built by hendrix). we even tracked a lot of the record in the same room that weezer recorded the blue album in, and most recently guns n’ roses completed their unreleased opus.
c) as of now there are A LOT of songs on the record.
d) our friends from various projects and bands will be involved in singing and playing on the record.
e) the record is another “concept album” (god help us) but this time (tentatively) the songs will appear in order of the story they tell, which is far more direct and personal than the last record’s story.
f) brad wood is producing our record. he produced sunny day real estate’s first two records as well as liz phair’s and albums by placebo,smashing pumpkins, mewithoutyou, that dog and more. he is our dawg, and doing an amazing job.
g) this record will be the best say anything music you’ve heard thus far, at least in our opinion. i mean we’re four years fucking older, max is four times dirtier and crazier, coby’s got four times as much party in him, and alex has quadrupled his collection of gnomes, bathsoaps and other hippy shit. the point is, we are proud of what we’ve created; it’s not just somethign new but something deeply
connected to the direction the music has been going for the 8 years of this band’s existence..
we plan on doing a bunch of oh-so-fun press surrounding the album so check back here for a few new interviews in the near future that will reveal even more about the record.
thanks for your patience,
max and say anything