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.
But on this tour, Fred Mascherino from The Color Fred, Taking Back Sunday and Breaking Pangea, Greg Dunn from Moving Mountains and Kenny Bridges from Moneen are all going to be playing in the band as well as Reed Murray and Garron DuPree who have been playing with us for a while. Garron, of course, is known most for being in Eisley and Reed was in Tallhart who are on our label.
You can stream the first new song from Say Anything's new LP, Hebrews, in the replies (via Billboard). The song is called "Six Six Six," it features Andy Hull, and there's a pretty cool article/interview with Max Bemis at that link. New details about Hebrews, which drops June 10 via Equal Vision (tour dates here), include the tracklisting (in the replies), which has 16 guest vocalists like Tom Delonge, Chris Conley, Keith Buckley and more, and the fact that there are no guitars on the record.
"This has easily been the most gratifying and fun making a record has ever been," Bemis tells Billboard. "The sort of theatrical bent of the music is something that's always been a part of Say...
How's this for light hearted? In this weeks episode of Bob's Burgers, the opening credit gag references Say Anything. The show has previously included songs about gravy by The National. Check out the image in the replies, and if you don't already, you should really be watching the show.
Last night, Max Bemis tweeted out the initials of all the guest vocalists that will be featured on the new Say Anything record. The initials are AW, AH, JB, JS, KB, TD, G&K C, CC, MP, BN, S&C&CD, BS and SDP. Check the replies for some guesses the news submitter put together.
If you'd like to order the new comic series from Max Bemis, Evil Empire, you can do so here.
Told through the perspective of an underground rapper named Reese, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.
According to multiple news submissions, at the Max Bemis show tonight he mentioned a "spoiler" about how Say Anything would be touring for the 10th anniversary of ... Is A Real Boy and they'd play that album in full. Sign me up.
Max Bemis' next foray into comics will be Evil Empire, a 16-issue series from Boom! Studios launching on March 5.
The series finds a controversial rapper named Reese rising up to fight a growing menace that threatens to turn a world very much like our own into the type of oppressed society found in numerous sci-fi tales.
Max Bemis and Sherri DuPree-Bemis recently gave a little house tour to A Beautiful Mess. The blog also premiered a new Perma song titled "Let's Start A Band" (along with two previously released songs). The record will hit stores on October 29th.
Max Bemis (Say Anything) will hit the road this winter on an acoustic headline tour that will feature sets from Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, Perma, Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley, and Merriment. You can also check out a new Perma song titled "Little Light" at Diffuser. The band's debut album is also available to pre-order. You can find the dates and more details in the replies.
Say Anything won't be performing at Riot Fest this year due to a medical issue with an unnamed member of the band. A statement from Max Bemis is below; we send our best wishes along. Riot Fest set times were posted yesterday.
Hey y’all, with one of our members dealing with some pressing and unavoidable medical issues, we regretfully have to pull out of Riot Fest. Suffice to say we are bummed. Our sincere apologies to anyone hoping to see us. Meanwhile, you guys enjoy the great line up at Riot this year and we promise to make it up when we tour our new record in 2014.
Perma (Max Bemis of Say Anything and Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley) will be releasing its debut album, Two Of A Crime, on October 29th via Equal Vision. You can also stream the title track from the album in the replies.
1) Two of a Crime
2) Little Light
4) Let’s Start a Band
6) You’re Welcome
7) She Chose You
8) The Bat and the Cave
9) No, Dear
10) Torch Song
11) Tangled Up
Max Bemis will make his debut with Marvel Comics, penning a story in November's A+X #14. This will be his first work for a major publisher. The artwork is below.
The story, which features a team-up between the Superior Spider-Man and Magneto, is described as Bemis as being "high concept."
"It can’t just be like, 'Let’s just take the Hulk and Spider-Man and put them against this particular bad guy and they find some creative way of beating him,'" Bemis said of the story. “How do you take a team-up and make it more of a psychological study than an action piece? All of the ideas I pitched had that sort of element to it."
Whether you’re a fan of rare, old Say Anything cuts or just dig tracks from the self-titled and Anarchy records, this is the show for you. Having a little bit of everything – and more surprises – this has to be one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Northern Faces bring the gritty bluesy rock, HRVRD the theatrics, Eisley the intricate atmosphere, and Say Anything top it all off with their raw, punk-inspired nature. Clearly, Equal Vision Records continues to have one of the best lineups of any label today.
Max Bemis will be releasing a new Painful Splits record exclusively on Say Anything's summer tour. It's already been recorded (in a more professional manner than the last three states Max) and each cd is looking like they will be signed if all goes to plan. More details can be found in the replies.
The Say Anything and Eisley split 7" will be available tomorrow, May 10, via Equal Vision's merchNOW site. It'll also be available on the band’s upcoming full US tour together, as well as in stores this summer. More details in the replies.
It's a big week for Max Bemis (Say Anything) as the first issue of his new comic book series, Polarity, hits stores today. We haven't heard too much from him recently as he's been busy with the comic series, his numerous musical projects, and, you know, being a new dad. Luckily, Max was able to find some precious free time last week to speak with me about what it's like being a new father and how Polarity came to be, as well as some very informative updates about his projects, especially a peak into what we should expect on the next Say Anything record and how the AP.net community influenced it.
And also, just sonically, and I know I’m being a tease, but there’s definitely going to...