This past Sunday, I sat down with Max Bemis (Say Anything), Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line/Person L) and Chris Conley (Saves the Day) to discuss the current state of the music industry and life after being a part of a major label. Head here to read the hour long discussion, and hit the replies with your thoughts. Where do we stand? What do bands have to do to succeed? Is this all forcing creativity and weeding out bad personal investments in bands that will just break-up in a year anyway? Is the idea of the rockstar dead among the underground, or is the underground the new bohemian rockstar? Will the majors eventually fold, and there will be a level playing field amongst any and all...
Jeff Turner (Say Anything) has a new band, They're Ghouls. Their debut, The Dead Love Too, can be purchased here. It will also be available on the upcoming Fall tour. Jeff also made a video for "Dawn of the Living Dead." Check it out in the replies.
The Max Bemis Song Shop has re-opened. There is now a cheaper option for a shorter song. Additionally, the first 1500 people to purchase a song will receive a phone call from Max. More details in the replies.
Max Bemis will release a lo-fi post punk full-length album under the name Max Bemis and the Painful Splits. Each copy will be signed and sold exclusively on Say Anything's upcoming tour with Motion City Soundtrack.