Max Bemis (Say Anything) will hit the road this winter on an acoustic headline tour that will feature sets from Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, Perma, Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley, and Merriment. You can also check out a new Perma song titled "Little Light" at Diffuser. The band's debut album is also available to pre-order. You can find the dates and more details in the replies.

Drew Beringer on 09/12/13 - 01:13 PM

Say Anything won't be performing at Riot Fest this year due to a medical issue with an unnamed member of the band. A statement from Max Bemis is below; we send our best wishes along. Riot Fest set times were posted yesterday.
Hey y’all, with one of our members dealing with some pressing and unavoidable medical issues, we regretfully have to pull out of Riot Fest. Suffice to say we are bummed. Our sincere apologies to anyone hoping to see us. Meanwhile, you guys enjoy the great line up at Riot this year and we promise to make it up when we tour our new record in 2014.


Thomas Nassiff on 09/10/13 - 07:40 AM

Perma (Max Bemis of Say Anything and Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley) will be releasing its debut album, Two Of A Crime, on October 29th via Equal Vision. You can also stream the title track from the album in the replies.

Track Listing:
1) Two of a Crime
2) Little Light
3) Wishbone
4) Let’s Start a Band
5) Remedy
6) You’re Welcome
7) She Chose You
8) The Bat and the Cave
9) No, Dear
10) Torch Song
11) Tangled Up

Drew Beringer on 09/04/13 - 12:18 PM

Say Anything will begin tracking their new record in October.

Joe DeAndrea on 08/10/13 - 07:23 PM

Max Bemis will make his debut with Marvel Comics, penning a story in November's A+X #14. This will be his first work for a major publisher. The artwork is below.
The story, which features a team-up between the Superior Spider-Man and Magneto, is described as Bemis as being "high concept."
"It can’t just be like, 'Let’s just take the Hulk and Spider-Man and put them against this particular bad guy and they find some creative way of beating him,'" Bemis said of the story. “How do you take a team-up and make it more of a psychological study than an action piece? All of the ideas I pitched had that sort of element to it."

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Ryan Gardner on 08/10/13 - 08:28 AM

The other night at the Phoenix Say Anything show Max announced during the encore set that Equal Vision would definitely be releasing a second volume of the band's b-sides and rarities stuff.

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Jason Tate on 07/11/13 - 12:19 PM

Read our show review of the Dallas stop of the Say Anything "Rarities" Tour with Eisley, HRVRD, and Northern Faces here.
Whether you’re a fan of rare, old Say Anything cuts or just dig tracks from the self-titled and Anarchy records, this is the show for you. Having a little bit of everything – and more surprises – this has to be one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Northern Faces bring the gritty bluesy rock, HRVRD the theatrics, Eisley the intricate atmosphere, and Say Anything top it all off with their raw, punk-inspired nature. Clearly, Equal Vision Records continues to have one of the best lineups of any label today.

Ryan Gardner on 06/10/13 - 07:44 AM

Head over to the Facebook page to enter to win a prize pack from Say Anything and their "Rarities and More Tour" tourmates Eisley, HRVRD, Northern Faces and I the Mighty. You could win the latest CD from each artist, as well as the new Say Anything/Eisley split.

Alex DiVincenzo on 05/16/13 - 01:32 PM

Max Bemis will be releasing a new Painful Splits record exclusively on Say Anything's summer tour. It's already been recorded (in a more professional manner than the last three states Max) and each cd is looking like they will be signed if all goes to plan. More details can be found in the replies.

Drew Beringer on 05/15/13 - 05:30 PM

The Say Anything and Eisley split 7" will be available tomorrow, May 10, via Equal Vision's merchNOW site. It'll also be available on the band’s upcoming full US tour together, as well as in stores this summer. More details in the replies.

Drew Beringer on 05/09/13 - 02:26 PM

Perma have completed tracking their first album. Expect it in the fall.

Alex DiVincenzo on 04/16/13 - 08:13 PM

Say Anything will embark on the "Rarities and More Tour" with support from Eisley, HRVRD, Northern Faces and I the Mighty. Dates can be found in the replies.

Alex DiVincenzo on 04/03/13 - 10:59 AM

It's a big week for Max Bemis (Say Anything) as the first issue of his new comic book series, Polarity, hits stores today. We haven't heard too much from him recently as he's been busy with the comic series, his numerous musical projects, and, you know, being a new dad. Luckily, Max was able to find some precious free time last week to speak with me about what it's like being a new father and how Polarity came to be, as well as some very informative updates about his projects, especially a peak into what we should expect on the next Say Anything record and how the community influenced it.
And also, just sonically, and I know I’m being a tease, but there’s definitely going to...

Drew Beringer on 04/03/13 - 04:38 AM

The first issue of Max Bemis' debut comic, Polarity, comes out next Wednesday, April 3rd. It's the first issue in a four-part miniseries. Some information from Max regarding the release can be found below.
Polarity #1 my debut comic will be coming out Wednesday April 3rd. It's the first of four in a miniseries.

To purchase/pre-order a physical copy of the comic or subscribe to the entire 4 issue series online, simply go to here. To purchase the comic digitally, use the app Comixology for any mac device (ipad, iphone, computer). It can be found, bought and read simply with the search tool in the app and should be available the day of release. To buy the comic at your local comic...

Alex DiVincenzo on 03/28/13 - 08:47 AM

Say Anything are two songs away from having their new album written, and yes, "more than one" will be about his daughter.

Jason Tate on 03/13/13 - 05:44 PM

For those curious, the release months for each issue of Max Bemis' comic book "Polarity" -- are April through July.

Jason Tate on 02/25/13 - 01:21 PM

Jeff Turner of Say Anything and XO posted a cover of The Get Up Kids' "Valentine." Stream it here.

Alex DiVincenzo on 02/15/13 - 07:11 AM

Congratulations to Max and Sherri Bemis on the birth of Lucy Jean.

Jason Tate on 02/11/13 - 01:41 PM

Max Bemis' song shop has reopened for business, now with the option of having Sherri Dupree Bemis appear on your song.
Hey y'all... just wanted to say as we approach the 2013 opening of Song Shop that it has been a great honor being able to do this project for the past 4 or 5 years. As of now we have sent out about 3000 songs (crazzzzy) and I couldn't be more proud of the reactions we've been getting. It's beyond fulfilling and I am so thankful to get to know all of you so closely. Many of you guys know my wife Sherri and I are about to have our first daughter, Lucy- even though technically when you buy a song you're paying for a service, you're also giving us as a family a huge...

Alex DiVincenzo on 02/03/13 - 10:00 PM

There will be another Max Bemis and The Painful Splits album this Summer.

Keagan Ilvonen on 02/01/13 - 05:15 PM

Max Bemis has confirmed that there will be a second Two Tongues album released within the next couple years.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/27/13 - 06:05 PM

At last night's Rarities release show in Austin, Max Bemis announced a handful of updates. Max and Sherri's daughter Lucy will be born within the next few weeks or so. The Perma record is almost finished and will be released in fall. Lastly, Bemis has written half of the next Say Anything record, calling it his darkest, most twisted material. The band will hit the studio to record it after the Perma record is out.

Ryan Gardner on 01/27/13 - 09:33 AM

Grab a free download of Max Bemis covering Saves the Day's "Firefly" here. The track comes courtesy of a generous song shop patron. Don't forget that the next installment of Bemis' song shop opens on February 4th.

Alex DiVincenzo on 01/23/13 - 09:17 AM

Max Bemis will be releasing his Polarity comic in April, the artwork - as well as more details about the comic - can be found in the replies.

Jason Tate on 01/21/13 - 11:56 AM

Max Bemis is writing a comic called Polarity.
From the ArticleThe series also mirrors Bemis' own character arc that he lived: "finding out I have bipolar, dealing with the disease, being in denial that I had it, screwing off and then eventually taking responsibility of it," he says. "That was sort of a drama in and of itself, so in crafting this main character, my goal is to create the ultimate archetype of a guy like me dealing with this." [...] With each issue, Bemis is also including a free download of a new original song that, when collected the others, be part of a four-track EP soundtrack for the series.

Jason Tate on 01/16/13 - 04:13 PM

Say Anything drummer Coby Linder has amicably parted ways with the band. Statements from both parties can be found in the replies.

Alex DiVincenzo on 12/28/12 - 11:20 AM

The Max Bemis song shop will reopen on February 4th at midnight. For the first time, there will be an option to have Sherri Dupree Bemis appear in your song. Details can be found in the replies.

Alex DiVincenzo on 12/24/12 - 11:15 AM

XO, the side project of Say Anything guitarists Jake and Jeff Turner, has signed to Rory Records. They will release a 7" single in early 2013. Press release is in the replies.

Alex DiVincenzo on 12/12/12 - 12:47 PM