Say Anything announce release date, track listing for final album

It’s been over a month since Say Anything frontman Max Bemis broke the news to fans that the band would no longer be his main focus. In his lengthy, ten-page letter, he explains his reason for putting the group on the back burner while also revealing that they will receive one final album before the disbandment becomes somewhat permanent. On Monday (Sept. 24), the California-founded act gave fans a little more information about that upcoming final record.

Previously confirmed to be titled Oliver Appropriate, the album is due out Jan. 25, 2019 via Dine Alone Records. Pre-orders for Oliver Appropriate are currently available on the band’s website. According to Bemis, the act’s eighth studio album is the proper sequel to their sophomore album, 2004’s …Is a Real Boy.

“This record is the story of what would happen to the ‘Real Boy’ many people thought I was. His band did well but then fell off hard,” Bemis writes. “He’d be my age, of course, but he’d still be living in Brooklyn, struggling with financial woes, single and strung out.”

While the official details for the forthcoming record have just been released, the group already treated fans to two songs from the upcoming album; “Daze” and “Pink Snot.” “Daze” can be streamed above while “Pink Snot” can be streamed here.

For fans hoping the band would embark on one final tour before calling it a day, those wishes were dashed after skimming Bemis’ letter.

“There will be no full U.S. tour to support the record or in the near future. I am done being a touring musician as my main profession.”

Bemis’ “Say Anything: A Goodbye Summation” letter can be found here while the official track listing for Oliver Appropriate can be found below.

OLIVER APPROPRIATE TRACK LISTING:

01. “The Band Fuel”
02. “Daze”
03. “Pink Snot”
04. “Greased”
05. “Ew Jersey”
06. “Mouthbreather”
07. “When I’m Acid”
08. “Captive Audience”
09. “Your Father”
10. “Send You Off”
11. “Fired”
12. “It’s a Process”
13. “The Hardest”
14. “Sediment”

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.

Say Anything to Hit the Road in the Spring

Say Anything will be hitting the road later this spring. On Tuesday (Jan. 12), the band announced their upcoming plans to hit the road beginning in late April. The tour will officially kick off on April 20 at Gas Monkey Live in Dallas and wrap up a little over a month later on May 28 at the Scoot Inn in Austin. Joining the California-based band on the road will be mewithoutYou, Teen Suicide, and Museum Mouth. Pre-sales for the upcoming excursion are currently available for purchase. Check out the complete tour schedule below.

SAY ANYTHING TOUR DATES:

Apr 20 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

Apr 22 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

Apr 23 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Apr 24 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

Apr 26 – Los Angeles @ Echoplex

Apr 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Apr 29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Apr 30 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

May 02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

May 03 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

May 05 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

May 06 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

May 07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

May 08 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

May 10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors

May 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

May 13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

May 14 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

May 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

May 19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

May 20 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s by the Sea

May 21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

May 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

May 24 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

May 25 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

May 27 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

May 28 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

Say Anything have been a little quiet over the past year. Back in the summer of 2014, they released their sixth studio album, Hebrews, through Equal Vision Records. The following year, they hit the road in support of the album on the “Hebrews Tour.” Unlike past tours, the “Hebrews Tour” only consisted of guitars and a string quartet and even the guitars was a huge surprise. When speaking about Hebrews, before its release, frontman Max Bemis  revealed that there would be no guitars featured on it; it was going to be more synth-driven.

Say Anything to Take ‘Hebrews’ on the Road

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Say Anything have revealed that almost a year after the release of their recent album, Hebrews, they will be hitting the road in support of the record.

Along for the “Hebrews Tour” ride will be Modern Baseball, Cymbal Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls. But they won’t be the only keeping Say anything company during the over a month tour trek, the band have also revealed they will be bringing along a string quartet and guitars.

The guitars come as a shock for those who heard Bemis talk about the record since he had made it clear that they were being very ambitious with the idea of not featuring guitars, at all, on the record.

The tour will begin on June 24 at Dallas’ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill and will wrap up on July 31 at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas.

The full itinerary for the tour can be seen below.

SAY ANYTHING’S HEBREWS TOUR:

Jun 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Jun 25 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Jun 26 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Jun 27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jun 28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jun 30 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Jul 01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Jul 02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jul 03 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Jul 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jul 06 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Jul 07 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jul 09 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Jul 10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jul 11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Jul 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Jul 14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jul 15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Jul 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Jul 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul 18 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Jul 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Jul 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Jul 24 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Jul 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 26 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
Jul 29 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Jul 31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

Say Anything’s ‘…Is A Real Boy’ to Get Vinyl Treatment

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Fans of Say Anything fans just got a great late Christmas/early New Year’s gift. The band will be releasing a special tenth anniversary version of …Is A Real Boy. But this tenth anniversary re-release isn’t just a CD with some extra songs; it’s a full-blown vinyl box set.

This re-release will feature the original album, the expanded album, and a limited edition 7″ which features two songs. The album and the extended album will be pressed into four, 10″ LPs.

Check out all the information about the vinyl box set below including the track list, content that will be included in the packaging, and the different packages available for pre-orders through Doghouse Records.

“Doghouse Records is excited to announce a special 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Say Anything’s classic album …is a Real Boy. The set includes the 13 original songs from …is a Real Boy, Was A Real Boy expanded edition and the song “Walk Through Hell,” all remastered for vinyl and pressed on four, 10-inch records.

The first 2500 units also include a bonus 7-inch which includes two unreleased songs including “But a Fleeting Illness,” which was a demo from before the album and an acoustic version of “Belt,” recorded in 2004 by Max. All 5 pieces of vinyl are packed in a special box along with an exclusive booklet that includes photos and stories from the period.

There are 5 different packages to choose from and 4 different colors. To see the color and bundle options available, visit http://doghouserecords.limitedrun.com!

Track listing: 

1. Belt
2. Woe
3. The Writhing South
4. Alive with the Glory of Love
5. Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat
6. The Futile
7. Spidersong
8. An Orgy of Critics
9. Every Man Has a Molly
10. Slowly, Through the Vector
11. Chia-Like, I Shall Grow
12. I Want to Know Your Plans
13. Admit It!!!
14. Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
15.Little Girls
16. Most Beautiful Plague
17. It’s a Metaphor, Fool
18. Total Revenge
19. Metal Now
20. I Will Never Write an Obligatory Song About Being on the Road and Missing Someone
21. Walking Through Hell

Limited edition 7-inch: 

A. But a Fleeting Illness
B. Belt (acoustic)”

Say Anything, Saves the Day and Reggie and the Full Effect to Go Out on Huge Tour

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Anniversary tours are all the rage now, but what happens when you take three bands who will be celebrating the big anniversaries of their “mainstream success” albums?

One heck of a tour, we think and now know.

Today, Say Anything, Saves the Day, and Reggie and the Full Effect all announced that they will be heading out on tour for the big anniversaries of their respected, hit albums.

The best part? The three bands will be hitting the road together.

Say Anything will be heading out in honor of …Is a Real Boy which will turn ten, while Saves the Day will be touring in honor of Through Being Cool which will turn 15, and Reggie and the Full Effect will be heading out in honor of Under the Tray which will turn ten.

And that’s not even where it ends. All three bands announced that this tour will featuring them performing the albums in full at every stop. The tour will begin on Nov. 14 in San Diego at the House of Blues and travel around the country, wrapping up on Dec. 21 in Anaheim at the House of Blues there.

Why not go full circle.

Check out the tour dates below and think about getting your hands on a pair of them because who knows how long they will be available.

Say Anything and Saves The Day w/Reggie And The Full Effect:

Nov 14 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Nov 15 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Nov 16 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

Nov 18 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live

Nov 19 Austin, TX @ Mohawk

Nov 21 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Nov 22 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

Nov 24 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Nov 25 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

Nov 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts

Nov 28 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts

Nov 29 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Nov 30 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

Dec 02 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Dec 03 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

Dec 04 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

Dec 05 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Dec 06 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Dec 07 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

Dec 10 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

Dec 11 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

Dec 12 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

Dec 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Dec 15 Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Dec 16 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Dec 18 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

Dec 20 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

Dec 21 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

But as if that news was not enough to get you excited, Say Anything covered Saves the Day’s “You Vandal” from Through Being Cool while Saves the Day went on to cover Say Anything’s “Belt” from …Is a Real Boy.

We should also point out both bands are signed to Equal Vision. Check out the covers here.

See, we told you, big news on this Thursday afternoon.

Watch Max Bemis Battle His Inner Demon in New Video

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Almost eight months after announcing that the new Say Anything album was in the mixing stages, the music video for the album’s first single, “Six Six Six” has officially been released.

The song was first released back in April by the band and was received with mixed reactions from fans.

As for the recently released video for the track, it explores what it’s like to be a 30-year-old man who finds himself with a wife and kid and all the anxieties that come along with that. Funny enough, Bemis revealed last week that his wife Sherri DuPree-Bemis (Eisley) will be expecting their second child sometime next year.

The video explores how Bemis’ “Jewish hero” heads down a path of self-destruction all while being followed by a familiar looking stalker who then gives him a smack in the face with a brick and then rest can sort of be predicted.

“Six Six Six” comes off the band’s sixth studio album (fitting), Hebrews which was released back in June. Before the album had been released, Bemis unveiled that it would sound very different from their previous records.

During an interview, he explained that the record would feature no guitars and would replace the typical guitar riffs with orchestral string arrangements while still sticking to their punk-inspired roots.

Bemis also revealed that the album would not have just a few guest vocalists on the 12 new tracks, but rather would have a slew of guest vocalists on the tracks.

Stream Say Anything’s ‘Hebrews’

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When Say Anything revealed their plans to put out a new album, fans were excited. Then, when the group revealed the news that the album would not feature just a few guest vocalist, like a typical album, but an album-full of guest vocalist, the excitement went to an eleven.

With guests such as Saves the Day’s Chris Conelly, Eisley members Chantelle DuPree and Max Bemis’ wife Sherri DuPree Bemis, Keith Buckley, Matt Pryor and many others, the new album would definitely be a departure from the band’s previous records.

Today, Hebrews was officially released on Spotify for fans to listen to before its release date of June 10 (next Tuesday) though several tracks have already been streamed including lead single, “Six Six Six.”

Listen to the guest-packed record below and let us know what you think about it? Did it surpass the hype and expectations or was it all a silly dud?

Say Anything Update Fans on New Album

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Last week was a huge news week for Say Anything fans.

Since announcing the release date and name of their upcoming new album as well as their tour plans, nothing new has been revealed for over a month. During the week, the band not only dropped the first single from the album, “Six Six Six,” they also revealed that the track list would not only feature one or two guest vocals, but rather a total of 16 guests.

Hebrews which will be released on June 10 through Equal Vision Records will feature more guest vocalists than there are tracks on the album including Tom DeLonge of blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves, Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra, mewithoutYou’s Aaron Wise, Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley, The Get Up Kids’ Matt Pryor, Chris Conley of Saves the Day, Sherri DuPree and Chauntelle DuPree-D’Agostino from Eisley.

During an interview with Billboard, frontman Max Bemis revealed that the album is one of the band’s over ambitious albums to date. Instead of having a full band, Bemis had revealed that the tracks will have no guitars, but rather be more synth-driven and even feature full orchestration. we told you it was an ambitious record. Check out the full track list with accompanying guest vocals below. 

HEBREWS TRACK LIST:

1. “John McClane” featuring Chris Conley and Matt Pryor

2. “Six Six Six” featuring Sherri DuPree-Bemis, Andy Hull and Jon Simmons

3. “Judas Decapitation” featuring Gareth and Kim Campesinos

4. “Kall Me Kubrick” featuring Chauntelle DuPree-D’Agostino

5. “My Greatest Fear Is Splendid” featuring Keith Buckley

6. “Hebrews” featuring Brian Sella

7. “Push” featuring Aaron Weiss

8. “The Shape of Love to Come” featuring Sherri DuPree-Bemis

9. “Boyd” featuring Sherri DuPree-Bemis

10. “A Look” featuring Stacy King and Bob Nanna

11. “Lost My Touch” featuring Christie DuPree and Jeremy Bolm

12. “Nibble Nibble” featuring Tom DeLonge and Sherri DuPree-Bemis

Recently, it was announced they would be hitting the tour circuit in support of Hebrews. The Front Bottoms, The So So Glo and You Blew It! will be supporting Say Anything on the tour which will begin on June 13 in Dallas and wrap up on July 27 in Tempe, AZ at The Marquee.