I don't think it is [bad at all].
Artists that make you think as much as Say Anything do are rare, admirable and undeniably powerful. Luckily for us, Say Anything are bringing their empowering optimist-punk to our shores this month. Killyourstereo.com spoke to mastermind Max Bemis about their Australian tour, their latest record ‘Hebrews’ and why, this time, he put down the guitar.
Crazy enough to work.
Say Anything have always strived to be one of the more interesting and eccentric acts in modern punk rock over their twelve-year career. Their sixth album, 'Anarchy, My Dear', pushes their left-field take on the genre forward with a rawer, more intense sound and lyrics that seek to subvert the rules of society. Frontman and primary songwriter Max Bemis recently spoke to Kill Your Stereo about the new album and the band's upcoming Australian tour with The Getaway Plan.
Say Anything attempt to create anarchy in a lushly, delicate package.
For years Say Anything, led by their off kilter front man Max Bemis, have made music that relates to, but never aligns itself with, specific genres. This is probably the reason for the group's longevity, coupled with the fact that the songs they write are simply, damn good. The band has recently signed a new deal with Australian label UNFD and are about to release their fourth album, 'Anarchy, My Dear.' Kill Your Stereo caught up with Bemis to give him a chance to explain the anarchy...
All month long we are running the Soundwave Festival Quickies - where we issue a band playing at the festival 7 quick questions.