Max Bemis (Say Anything) has reopened his song shop. Bemis is giving you the chance to get your very own song written and record by him. Bemis will be selling over 400 full and half length songs until they are all gone. Check out a video from Bemis below as well as get more information and order your very own song here. [Read more…]
Say Anything are very excited to announce the addition of bass player Adam Siska, formerly of the band The Academy Is… A message from the band can be read below. Say Anything will release their new album, Anarchy, My Dear, in early 2012 on Equal Vision Records.
Max Bemis will be doing a set of tour dates this winter. Check those out below as well. [Read more…]
Say Anything have signed with Equal Vision Records and will begin recording their fourth studio album with producer Tim O’Heir [Say Anything, All-American Rejects] in August 2011.
“Once we found our label, we knew there was only one producer who could bring the kind of ambitious, freethinking, over-the-top approach to the recording process that we were looking for,” Bemis explains. “We are proud to announce that for the first time in the better part of a decade, we will be returning to the studio with Tim O’Heir, the super-sick producer who helped us shape Say Anything‘s “¦Is a Real Boy into what it is.”
Check out more information and a video announcement from Max Bemis below. [Read more…]
Max Bemis (Say Anything) will be doing some solo shows this winter. Check out the dates below and get your tickets while they are still available.
Feb 11 / Emos Inside / Austin, TX / Buy Tickets
Feb 12 / The Loft / Dallas, TX / Buy Tickets
Feb 16 / Schubas Tavern / Chicago, IL / Buy Tickets
Feb 17 / Grog Shop / Cleveland Heights, OH / Buy Tickets
Feb 18 / Ottobar / Baltimore, MD / Buy Tickets
Feb 19 / North Star Bar / Philadelphia, PA / Buy Tickets
Feb 20 / Maxwell’s / Hoboken, NJ / Buy Tickets
Feb 22 / The Studio @ Webster Hall / New York, NY / Buy Tickets
Feb 25 / Troubadour / West Hollywood, CA / Buy Tickets
Feb 26 / Bottom Of The Hill / San Francisco, CA / Buy Tickets
Hey y’all. We wanted to announce that Alexander T Kent will be leaving Say Anything before this tour. We are still in love with Alex as a man and a bass player and wish nothing but the best to him in all endeavors, and this was as amicable as a split could possibly be. Alex wanted to reach out to you guys with a few words:
“It really has been a wild ride. I remember so well the fairly warm December night 6 years ago at Chain Reaction when Max asked me to play in Say Anything. I’ve learned and grown so much while being in this band and these words will not come close enough to expressing the gratitude to everyone in the band, everyone who worked for and helped the band, and all of the amazing fans who took time to come see and talk to us. Thank you.
All of the guys and I are still best friends and hopefully always will be. There are no hard feelings and there was no altercation. I have just decided to start the next chapter of my life. As George Bluthe once said, “It’s time for me to mozy on, partna.” I’m not sure what I’m going to do besides start brewing beer and going to school. I’ll still play music too – maybe with Brian from Weatherbox. So if you’re interested you can keep a finger on the keys…
I wish the very best to Say Anything and everybody in it. Thank you all so much for all the experiences and memories.
I love everyone,
Alexander T Kent”
The only good news pertaining to this sad development is that our good buddy Kenny Vasoli of Person L and the Starting Line will be playing bass for Say Anything on this tour. We are super excited to share the stage with Kenny, as he is a super super talented, kind and consistently mellow young man.
Max Bemis (Say Anything) has opened up his Song Shop where fans can have a song written for them personally by Max, about anything they want. You simply pay with Paypal, write a summary of what you want in your song, and send it off. Max does the songs in the order received and sends you an mp3.
Today, Song Shop is opening it’s doors for the first time with the option of a half price, somewhat shorter song, as well as the original offer for a full song. Also, to keep the craziness a-comin’, the first 1500 people in this run of songs will receive a free phone call from Max. You simply plug in your number when you buy a song and Max will call you once he gets to your song. You will have about five minutes to chat (since the dude has 1500 people to call) but you can use your time to ask him whatever you want, share your Say Anything experiences or just chat about your song.
Max Bemis has announced on his Twitter that he will be recording a 10 song tour exclusive record with songs by him. The record, Max Bemis and the Painful Splits, will be lofi fun postpunk and will be for sale on Say Anything’s upcoming tour with Motion City Soundtrack.
Max from Say Anything has posted a note talking about the future of the band. Some highlights from the note include that the next Say Anything album will be on a new label and probably in a different direction then the bands previous work. Max also stated the following:
Say Anything has made the unanimous decision to NOT break up, or go on “indefinite” hiatus, or whatever they are calling it, EVER. We understand why so many of our peers have needed this and don’t fault them AT ALL but since we’re a sort of a different kind of band, whose structure itself lends itself to a lot of freedom, we’re going to attack things in a different way.