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Max Bemis Interviewed by Spin Magazine

Posted by: Jason Tate (02/04/12)
Spin has interviewed Max Bemis of Say Anything about the band's new album.
From the InterviewChanging labels did have a lot of the do with the creative process, with feeling like I could really put my heart and soul into something without straining it or having to be something to somebody because being on an independent label seeing us for exactly what we are. There was a little less pressure to be something that was more mass consumption-ready.
 
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12:23 PM on 02/04/12
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I love that man.
12:30 PM on 02/04/12
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Max should hire Chris Shiflet from Foo's to play on the next rock record. would actually be amazing.

Ps. Max I'm waiting for the street date release. Something about buying SA cds and rocking them in the car sight unseen that's o-so appealing. :)
12:30 PM on 02/04/12
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^not more than me.
12:31 PM on 02/04/12
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I can't wait to see these guys in Montreal.
12:44 PM on 02/04/12
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Great interview. Max seems so self-aware of himself and the band, it's incredible.
12:56 PM on 02/04/12
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I love that he credits Larry David and Woody Allen as major influences on his writing.
12:57 PM on 02/04/12
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all the press around this album is portraying it as this intense, angry rawk record, but that really only applies to three of the songs (conicidentally the three best songs). how does "so good" have anything to do with the anarchy shit he was talking about? i wish the description was more accurate - it would have been a killer album if he'd written all the songs in that style.
01:35 PM on 02/04/12
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Last album he said all these wonderful things about it being his best, then he came out and put it down and the next one is going to be better, yet I like all previous albums better than this...

... the lyrics aren't as solid and the actual music isn't as varied or interesting, as far as my opinion can hear.
01:41 PM on 02/04/12
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I love that he credits Larry David and Woody Allen as major influences on his writing.
Neurotic Jews FTW!
01:58 PM on 02/04/12
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Intro paragraph sucks.
02:23 PM on 02/04/12
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i'd love to hear the record they heard. a lot of fibbing.
02:31 PM on 02/04/12
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i'd love to hear the record they heard. a lot of fibbing.
I unfortunately agree with this. The hype versus the actual record is a huge letdown imo...first SA record I have not enjoyed at all.
02:44 PM on 02/04/12
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I love the album (for different reasons than I originally fell in love with the band, however), but I'm still so confused why Max is marketing this album as a big loud, anthemic, punk record. There are a few songs that fit the bill, but otherwise he's pretty much setting people up for disappointment.

I mean, if he came out and said "it's a mostly a fun, mid-tempo jam record, with a few hard-hitting songs" then he'd put everybody's expectations in the right place and possibly gain more fans of the album. My major gripe with this album was the surprise upon first listen of it NOT being anything like described.

But I guess you have to build hype for the record any way you can.
03:07 PM on 02/04/12
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I'm still so confused why Max is marketing this album as a big loud, anthemic, punk record. There are a few songs that fit the bill, but otherwise he's pretty much setting people up for disappointment.

I mean, if he came out and said "it's a mostly a fun, mid-tempo jam record, with a few hard-hitting songs" then he'd put everybody's expectations in the right place and possibly gain more fans of the album. My major gripe with this album was the surprise upon first listen of it NOT being anything like described.

But I guess you have to build hype for the record any way you can.

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