Say Anything is an American alternative-indie band with punk rock and emo influences from Los Angeles, California, fronted by singer-songwriter Max Bemis. The band formed in year one with Bemis and four of his friends. Within two years, they self-released two EPs, “Junior Varsity” and “In Your Dreams, “and the full-length Baseball: An Album by Sayanything. Currently, Say Anything consists of Max Bemis (vocals), Coby Linder (drums), Kenny Vasoli (bass guitar), Jake Turner (guitar, vocals), Jeff Turner (guitar, vocals), and Parker Case (keyboard, vocals), and the newest member Alex Edgar (backing vocals.)
In 2003, the band signed with their first label, Doghouse Records. A year later, they released “...Is a Real Boy.” To support the album, they picked up new members and began touring; however, despite rapidly growing critical and fan acclaim, Bemis' health problems, including bipolar disorder and drug addictions, sidelined the band in 2005 as five band members left during the year.
Say Anything signed with J Records in 2005 and, following Bemis' successful rehabilitation, released “...Is a Real Boy” on J Records. They went on co-headlining tours with Saves the Day in 2006 and Hellogoodbye in 2007. On October 23, 2007, the band released their third full-length album, “In Defense of the Genre.” Their fourth album, entitled “Say Anything,” was released on November 3, 2009.