Say Anything don’t ‘Give a Damn’ with new music video

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Months after releasing their surprise new album, I Don’t Think It Is, Say Anything has returned to release their music video for “Give a Damn.” On Wednesday (May 11), the band’s new video exclusively premiered on Entertainment Weekly. The new music video, seems to be a direct dig at fans of the band (or any band) who spend their entire time complaining about how “they are not the same” and how “they miss their earlier work” as oppose to growing/changing with the group.

The video begins with a guy, laying in bed listening to some old Say Anything as the camera pans around the room to some framed vinyls of their albums and a Say Anything jersey. Like a true fan, he decides to purchase the new album, so he heads to the local record store to get it. After putting the record in the player, things seem to take a very unexpectant turn when the footage turns black and white and the guys life gets turned around as he goes to the “dark side.”

“The idea for the video was to explore the nature of growing to dislike or resent your favorite band over time because they no longer tie directly into your past experience of them,” explains frontman Max Bemis to the publication. “This happens with every band who has made more than one album and amassed any kind of fanbase. It’s certainly been the case with us at times. I tend to address this kind of thing directly, knowing it’s a very interesting, utterly silly phenomenon.”

Watch the video for “Give a Damn” below.

“Give a Damn” can be found on I Don’t Think It Is which was released earlier this year. In support of the new album, the group will be hitting the road with mewithoutYou, Museum Mouth + Teen Suicide. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Say Anything Drop Surprise New Album

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Surprise! Say Anything have released a brand new album. On Thursday (Feb. 4), frontman Max Bemis revealed that the band will be releasing a brand new album, with no build up or anything. Instead, he thought it would be a good idea to go all “Bey” and surprise the fan base with a new album. In a lengthy letter, which can be read here, the singer explain how the new record, I Don’t Think It Is, came to be and how it would differ from their previous work including their last album, Hebrews.

In addition to the new album’s name, Bemis and company are also giving their fans the opportunity to listen to the new album before its official release. The stream of the new record can be heard below.

I Don’t Think It Is is set to be released on Friday, Feb. 5 through Equal Vision Records. The band announced back in January that they will be hitting the road this spring. Now that a new record has been announced/released, it makes a lot of sense why they would go on a tour, randomly in the spring. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.