Say Anything, the ingenious indie punk brainchild of Max Bemis, has signed to Equal Vision Records. The band has announced that they will begin recording their fourth studio album with producer Tim O’Heir [Say Anything, All-American Rejects] in August 2011.
“Once we found our label, we knew there was only one producer who could bring the kind of ambitious, freethinking, over-the-top approach to the recording process that we were looking for,” Bemis explains. “We are proud to announce that for the first time in the better part of a decade, we will be returning to the studio with Tim O’Heir, the super-sick producer who helped us shape Say Anything’s …Is a Real Boy into what it is.”
O’Heir commented on the new project:
“About three weeks ago I received a phone call. Yeah, that phone call, the one that you long for and fear at the same time. I was asked if I wanted to work with Say Anything again. Of course I said yes, an emphatic yes! It’s been seven years and for all we went through the first time around, we made something that all artists strive for – history. Get ready, we’re about to do it again.”
In addition to releasing the upcoming full-length album, Equal Vision Records will also release a wide variety of previously unreleased Say Anything material, vinyl, rarities collections and other forthcoming projects.
Bemis concludes, “We want you to think of EVR when you think of Say Anything and the other way around, as they have become not just our partners but our friends and part of our team.”