And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also been announced that Say Anything will be playing Is A Real Boy in full for its ten year anniversary. Not only that, but Saves the Day will be playing Through Being Cool in full for its 15 year anniversary. And to top it all off, Reggie and the Full Effect will be playing Under The Tray in full. If that doesn’t just sound like one hell of a night, well… you’re probably just not a fan of any of these bands.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:49 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5:46 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
“10 years since we released IARB. We should totally celebrate with some close friends of ours. Hold that thought.”
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Say Anything last released Hebrews on June 10 via Equal Vision Records.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM (PST) by xxxx
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis spilled the details on the Los Angeles punk group’s latest album, Hebrews, which was released on June 10 via Equal Vision Records. You can check out what Bemis has to say on the release here.
How could a Say Anything record without guitars be memorable? Well, if you felt that Hebrews would be devoid of aggression and punk-attitude, then you clearly don’t know the vocal range of Max Bemis! Sure, it’s different but it isn’t sub-par. Bemis takes the band for a wild ride that covers a plethora of issues while he examines his present and his past, leaving room for a hefty experimental future, music-wise.
There’s a huge contradiction between the music and the vocals that provide a chaotic feeling on the record. The latter accurately represents the confusion Bemis feels within the lyrics so there’s no argument there, especially with the polarized turn on quite a few songs to a neat melodic lull. Poetic yet chaotic, punk yet indie-pop. I think those who compare past albums to newer ones will always be disappointed though. Albums capture musical moments in a person’s ever-changing life. To expect consistency in those as quaint as Max Bemis, seems idealistic. That’s what tracks like “Six Six Six” and “Boyd” offer – a poem on transition and life. The former’s a synth-heavy, organ-licking piece of pop magic while the latter is more angry and personal. An orchestral record is risque but Bemis makes it work, a la his own solo effort.
Bits of it are all over the place, but I think that’s what piques interest: the complexity and the way he fashions it making it still vocally primed for a punk record. “A Look” conforms to an 80’s sound with a big Eisley/Braid/Hey Mercedes influence on it and again, without spoiling the guest cast, it’s a lot to take in as it shows how much Say Anything wanted to toy with contemporary rock. Throw in “Nibble Nibble” which has Tom DeLonge helping build a video-game meets punk sound and you’ll understand and appreciate why this record is as fun and good as it is fearless. “Lost My Touch” best represents Hebrews at the album’s end, with a tempered keyboard pop fizz that barrels into Jeremy Bolm’s angry and angsty loudness. It’s that kind of latitude and contradiction that gives the record a flow and a great one at that.
Bemis talks about past afflictions and finding stability in life. That in itself gives a lot of meat to Hebrews but it’s the musical variety that makes it even more compelling. It’s not typical of Say Anything but at the same time, it’s conventional in that it sticks to their brand of narrative. Themes of acceptance and life coming full-circle are the major drawing points here and Bemis really reams into the listener with his words. If you think they lost their edge, think again. Like I said, it’s different but in a good way. The strings, keyboards, eccentric arrangements and a brilliant guest vocal-cast are elements that beef up Hebrews‘ value. It’s an album that tells a story of torture – a beautiful torture. Recommended.
4 / 5 Stars
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 8:22 AM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Say Anything will also be launching a summer tour next week. The tour takes them across the United States with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It! Find dates/locations of the tour here.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:45 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Say Anything is streaming a new song titled “Lost My Touch”, which features guest vocals from Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré. The track is set to appear on Say Anything’s upcoming album, Hebrews. You can check out the song below.
Hebrews will be released on June 10th, 2014 via Equal Vision Records. It serves as a follow-up to their 2012 album Anarchy, My Dear. The group is hitting the road this summer with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It! You can check out the tour dates here.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM (PST) by Justin Russell
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:23 PM (PST) by KevinMichaelRowe
The track, called “Judas Decapitation” can be found streaming over on Vice Magazine’s music blog Noisey. You can check it out by following this link.
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Say Anything have revealed the track list to their upcoming album Hebrews. It looks as if the album’s twelve tracks will feature a total of sixteen guest appearances, including, but not limited to, blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, Saves the Day’s Chris Conley, The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor and Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley. Additionally, the band has released a stream of the album’s first single, “Six Six Six” featuring Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull.
You can check out the track listing and the song below.
Hebrews will be released on June 10th, 2014 via Equal Vision Records. Itserves as a follow-up to their 2012 album Anarchy, My Dear.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM (PST) by xxxx
Hebrews will be the group’s sixth studio album and serves as a follow-up to their 2012 album Anarchy, My Dear.
After the release of the new album, the group will be launching a summer tour throughout the United States with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It! You can check out the dates and locations of the upcoming tour below.
“Little Light” is off the album “Two of a Crime” which was released on October 2013 via Max’s Equal Vision Records imprint, Rory Records.
Bemis has stated that the band intends to release the album this summer. Check back and we’ll keep you posted as more details on come to light. Say Anything last released “Anarchy, My Dear” in 2012 through Equal Vision Records.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM (PST) by jaystone
The first batch of announced bands includes the likes of Brand New, The Hold Steady, You Blew It!, Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, Seahaven The So So Glos (featuring Alex Levine from The Gaslight Anthem) and more (like 311). The festival runs from July 8th through the 13th at Lansing’s Adado Riverfront Park. More acts and headliners will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned.
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