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Say Anything is a Los Angeles-based rock band that was founded in 2000 by Bemis along with his four friends. In their initial two years, the group released two EPs, namely In Your Dreams and Junior Varsity as well as a full-length album called Baseball: Album by Sayanything. They signed for the first time with the label Doghouse Records, and after a year released the studio album …Is a Real Boy. In order to promote the album, the group chose new musicians and started touring in response to which they gained significant popularity and critical acclaim. However due to front man Bemis’ health issues including drug addiction and bipolar disorder the band was sidelined in 2005 and five of its members left that year. Shortly afterwards, the band signed a contract with J Records, and soon after Bemis’ rehabilitation was over successfully, they re-issued the previous album. The release was followed by the band’s touring with acts like Saves the Day and Hellogoodbye in 2006 and 2007.
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In late 2007, the band issued another full-length album called In Defense of the Genre. The next year, they took headlining tours across the United States and United Kingdom, making appearances on each date of their Warped Tour. By 2009, they were on their way to releasing their fourth album Say Anything. The group has established quite a reputation for live performances making Say Anything tickets a sure treat among pop punk and rock fans.
The current lineup of Say Anything comprises of Max Bemis as lead vocalist, Coby Linder as drummer, Jacob Turner as vocalist and guitarist, Jeff Turner as guitarist, Adam Siska as bass guitarist and Parker Case as keyboardist. In 2002, the band recorded and issued Majora/Menorah EP online, by which time their release started a huge ‘bidding war’. The band was being pursued by Drive-Thru Records that also called Bemis the new Bob Dylan. Epitaph Records’ Brett Gurewitz recorded the piece A Boston Peace which was one of the group’s dorm-room demos. By the start of 2003, the group signed a record deal with Doghouse Records. Bemis then began writing new material for the debut album and put considerable effort into creating all new sonic boundaries for the group, adding maturity to its sound, combining elements of indie-pop, math-pop as well as theatrical pop. Soon enough Bemis and Linder began looking for a producer and finally decided on Stephen Trask and Tim O’Heir.
Say Anything’s sound has been categorized among pop punk and emo genres. The group can be strongly identified by their sarcastic and rather literary style of humor that is balanced with a need for catharsis. The band, like other artists form the indie and post-punk front, such as Motion City Soundtrack, Manchester Orchestra, Cursive, Mewithout You and Brand New, tend to win a fan base between older crowds as well as a younger audience. The band has cited some of its influences from other groups including Faith No More, Pavement, Queen, Fugazi, Foo Fighters, Wilco, Sunny Day Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Stooges, Weezer and Botch. The group has covered songs by Notorious B.IG., Ol’ Dirty Bastard, The Four Tops, Safety in Numbers, Bob Dylan and Saves the Day.
In their live shows, Say Anything has a trademark format according to which all group members except Bemis participate in doing the backing vocals. Max Bemis often sings the parts he has written, but that have been sung by guest vocalists on the studio recordings. Linder does counter melodies as well as response and call with Bemis while alongside doing his own melodies. Jeff Turner usually covers the high parts of the vocals, Jake Turner sings lost of the harmonies while Case does the remaining bits. The group is known to often perform cover material. To date the group has released seven singles including Belt, A Boston Peace, Hate Everyone, Shiksa, Burn a Miracle, Baby Girl, I’m a Blur, Alive with Glory of Love and I Can Get Sexual Too. Grab hold of some cheap Say Anything tickets and watch the band play out its live show dynamics before you.
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