On August 3, 2004, a little-known band by the name of Say Anything released an album some of you may have heard of by the name ...Is a Real Boy.
The album was subject to phenomenal hype and even greater reviews, and garnered the relatively-unknown Max Bemis a ton of exposure. Bemis's craft of love, insanity, and anger put him in the spotlight of the punk/emo scene and some mainstream success (Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, MTV). Fresh off of a rerelease that marked the launch of the single "Alive With the Glory of Love," Say Anything was given generous play on college radio stations across the country and mtvU.
The rerelease came with a bonus CD of b-sides, one of them...
We have posted an ABSOLUTExclusivesampler featuring three magnificent tracks from the new Punk Goes Acoustic 2 compilation. Head over to the AP Profile to stream acoustic versions of Say Anything's "Woe," The Spill Canvas' "Staplegunned," and Alesana's "Apology." The compilation will be released by Fearless Records on May 8th.
A surprise special guest band will be announced on Friday morning for the upcoming Say Anything / Saves The Day tour. The surprise band will join the tour on April 21st in Kansas and stay on until its completion.
mtvU will be launching their interview with Max Bemis of Say Anything and Joel Schumacher on HalfofUs.com on Monday, April 2nd. The 30-minute commercial free episode featuring Max's interview about his bi polar disorder and how it affects him will debut on mtvU and mtvU.com later in the month of April.
Billboard recently wrote an article on Say Anything's new music video for "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too," which premieres on TRL this Monday; the article also offers a little glimpse into the band's new record, In Defense of the Genre.
Say Anything has posted three video clips from the upcoming "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" video on their youtube page, and will be adding a new clip every day until the premiere of the video on March 5th on Yahoo.
Say Anything's brand new video for "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" is set to premiere on Yahoo! Music in about two weeks (March 5th). To celebrate the release, the band is running a special promotion where you can tell them who you think is in the photo attached in the replies and leave a personal message for Max with your guess!
Say Anything are going to be releasing "Wow, I Can Get Sexual, Too" as a single shortly. Also, the band has started rehearsals and preproduction on their sophomore album, In Defense of the Genre. Check the replies for a message from Max.
New names for Give It A Name Festival in London now include: The Pink Spiders, From First to Last, Say Anything, Kevin Devine, and there are rumors of a certain band recording a CD in London that will play their first UK show dates after a certain band member's illness caused them to pull out of a few tours. Who could that be?