We recently sat down with Max Bemis of Say Anything and talked about what to expect on the next Say Anything record, how his first comic series, Polarity, came about, his other various music projects (including Two Tongues), and what it’s been like being a new father.
And also, just sonically, and I know I’m being a tease, but there’s definitely going to be…when people hear the way we’re going to be making the record – I can definitely say that I’m producing it myself which is a first – but there’s certain ways sonically that we are basically changing the sound of the instruments, not necessarily my singing or songwriting, but I think that it’ll be exciting to people and it’s gonna be kind of a 180 in that respect. They are definitely the most, like, Say Anything-y type songs that I’ve written in a while – they’re very Say Anything. But the arrangements are gonna be pretty creepy.
Read the entire interview here.
Check out my AbsolutePunk.net interview with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio. We talked about the band’s lyric videos, the upcoming new album, and what it was like working with Bill Stevenson and Milla Jovovich.
I think that the things that inspired me is other music. I kind of went back, I was listening to The Idiot, for instance, when I hiked. That was like my hiking record. And it just sort of formulated from there and my mindset was just – I kind of wrote the song while I was hiking and I came back and just started writing it down. We all like those magic three chords and we’re influenced by the music that we love.
You can check it out here.
We’ll be sitting down with Chris Dudley of Underoath later tonight to discuss Underoath’s hiatus, the final tour, his future plans, and anything else. If you have questions for him, make sure to leave them here: apdot.net/S2Pxy4