Max Bemis
American musician
Max Bemis
Max Bemis is the lead singer and primary lyricist of the band Say Anything. He is also co singer along side Chris Conley of the supergroup Two Tongues, which features members from Say Anything and Saves the Day.
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Rock singer Max Bemis unveils his 'Evil Empire' in March
USA Today - about 3 years
'Star Wars' and real life influence the institutional villainy of his new comic-book series.
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VMA Best New Artist Nominee Fun., Featuring Janelle Monae, 'We Are Young' As Illustrated By Artist Sherri DuPree-Bemis
MTV News - over 4 years
Artist Sherri DuPree-Bemis illustrated Fun. featuring Janelle Monae's "We Are Young" for Buzzworthy's Best New Artist "inspiration illustration" series. Each of the 15 VMA categories carries its own prestige and distinction. But the VMA Best New Artist category is perhaps one of the night's most anticipated categories. The Best New Artist category represents a diverse roster of some of the best and brightest new faces and names to enter the musical landscape and pop culture conversation over the past year. To celebrate the artistic influence of this year's Best New Artist nominees on Buzzworthy, where we're committed to celebrating pop music, pop culture, and, of course, music fans, I asked five different young artists to pay homage to the 2012 Best New Artist nominees with an "inspiration illustration," to look at that musical artist and the impact of their art through another artist's eyes. (Yes, we're taking a break from animated GIFs for some real-deal art appreciation. We're a ...
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Listless: Songs that make history bad-ass
Heave Media - almost 5 years
Reading about American and military history is hobby of mine, probably the lamest hobby for a 20-something woman to have. There’s something about it that’s fascinating to me though. The drama, the blood, the hardship, the victories. It’s a life so close to us but completely unfathomable for our iPhone worshiping, internet shackled, comfy and relatively simple lives. But there are others that enjoy history as much as I do and saw fit to put it into their music, making it far more interesting than any history professor ever could. So I give you… Songs that make history bad-ass – Astronautalis – “Thomas Jefferson” In fairness, all of Astronautalis’ songs about American history are bad ass, but “Thomas Jefferson” from This is Our Science is fantastic. It’s a lovely song about a hardened soldier turning a new leaf and becoming a farmer, leaving his life of blood and gunpowder behind him. The beat, the lyrics, Astro’s growly voice pushing you forward with talk of guns and wheat – every ...
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Say Anything’s Max Bemis is Outspoken Hipster Hater

College Times - almost 5 years
Say Anything’s Max Bemis is a straightforward, no nonsense kind of man who tells it like it is. In his songs, he opens up about his relationships and past demons. He has also waged war against pretentious hipsters with his song “Admit It!!!" from ...
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Video Premiere: Say Anything, 'Say Anything'
MTV News - almost 5 years
Say Anything stop everything in their "Say Anything video. Close your eyes for one second in Say Anything's new "Say Anything" video, and you could miss the boxing drum set! Or some QUALITY Ace Ventura-level mugging by Adam Siska. The stop-motion video (a thing that's so hot right now) is full of more stuff than a Costco: we had to watch it twice just to keep up with singer Max Bemis' animated shirt. If cotton cassettes and dinosaurs in love don't hold your attention, the band soon joins the musician for some dizzying multi-colored rocking. Which is when the drummer goes all Manny Pacquiao on his seven-foot kit. Watch Say Anything's "Say Anything" video after the jump. It's cute, too: Bemis hugs a dog, proposes marriage (!) and rides his chair down to the taco shop for lunch. (There's always time for tacos.) Meanwhile, the upbeat song keeps its ingredients simple: "Anything for you," Bemis repeats like a mantra on the acoustic chorus, before the electric guitars take off. Dud ...
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Say Anything At Webster Theatre
Blogs.Courant.com - almost 5 years
  Follow CT Lifestyle & Entertainment News On The Courant's Features Buzz Facebook Page Following a lengthy run on major labels, Say Anything is getting back to basics upon its return to the indie ranks. On the Los Angeles band's fourth album, "Anarchy, My Dear," Max Bemis and company have dialed back the stadium-rock tendencies of recent releases in favor of a more aggressive, even chaotic approach that harkens back to its early days.
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Song of the Day: 'At Your Funeral,' Saves the Day - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
Max Bemis of Say Anything, Dan "Soupy" Campbell of the Wonder Years, Geoff Rickly of Thursday -- the once and future spazz-kings of the Warped Tour circuit -- have all cited "Cool" as a favorite. Conley also gets credit for refusing to repeat his
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CD reviews: The Dangerous Summer, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
There are better poets howling away at Warped: the irrepressible Max Bemis of Say Anything, for instance, and Dan Campbell of the Wonder Years. But they don't have a group so adept at translating their verse into music
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Découvrez le groupe anglais The Cape Race - Suite101.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Matt: Je sais que musicalement, David est très influencé par Jesse Lacey du groupe Brand New, Max Bemis de Say Anything, Justin Pierre de Motion City Soundtrack et Adam Lazarra de Taking Back Sunday. Quant à moi je suis principalement influencé par des
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CD Review: Subtle like a hammer, Pinsky celebrates full-throated angst - Press Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Pinsky shares much with the wonderfully irrational emo-mates in Max Bemis and Say Anything. Screaming their lungs out, Jeff Roberts and Peter Vachon trade off pushing past what's reasonable for their voices on purpose. With lyrics just so unhinged,
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Review: Sister City - Carbon Footprint - Lost In The Sound (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... he's usually making a point about the state of the human condition, but instead of actually calling for action like Tim McIlrath, he limits himself to biting observations with a cynicism very much in the vein of Say Anything's Max Bemis
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Say Anything Sign To Equal Vision; Begin Recording New Album In August - DrivenFarOff
Google News - over 5 years
Check out more information and a video announcement from Max Bemis below. Say Anything has sold nearly half a million copies of their previous releases, performed on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and has been praised by the likes of Rolling Stone,
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Jewish Music and Art Festival announces 2011 lineup - NJ.com
Google News - over 5 years
Reality Addiction; a New Jersey based Alt Rock band who have performed with artists such as Natasha Bedingfield, Evan and Jaron, Max Bemis of Say Anything, Plain White T's, and Ben Kenney of Incubus. Soulfarm returns to our festival this year,
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… Is A Real Boy - Illinois Entertainer Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Is A Real Boy is supposedly the brainchild of teenage freakout victim Max Bemis, whose opinions on rock stardom, commercialism, morality, and what to wear today collided in a synapse meltdown. A rock opera was built out of it, but deconstructed and
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There's No Place Like Home - Good Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Considering that she is married to Max Bemis, lead singer of the pop-punk outfit Say Anything, one might justifiably wonder why she and her husband didn't choose some place more cosmopolitan. But it all makes perfect sense to DuPree
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CRITICS' CHOICE; New CDs: Two Tongues
NYTimes - about 8 years
TWO TONGUES (Vagrant) The alliance of two emo bandleaders and lyricists -- Chris Conley of Saves the Day and one of his admirers, Max Bemis from Say Anything -- brings at least twice the angst to ''Two Tongues,'' the album they made together. Backed by Save the Day's bassist, Dave Soloway, and Say Anything's drummer, Coby Linder, who collaborated
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The Listings: Jan. 12 - Jan. 18
NYTimes - about 10 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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The Listings: Oct. 6 - Oct. 12
NYTimes - over 10 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the New York metropolitan region this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Theaters are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of current shows, additional
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POP REVIEW; Emo Confessions, Delivered With Snappy Showmanship
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Max Bemis, the songwriter and singer for Say Anything, is one mixed-up guy. He's loving and cynical, ambitious and suicidal, sincere and sardonic, proud and disgusted with himself. He's suspicious of everyone's motives, especially his own. The first words he sang when Say Anything played the Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday were, ''Here I am, laid
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Max Bemis
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 30
    In May 2015, Bemis appeared as a guest vocalist on the track "Friends" for I the Mighty's album Connector.
    More Details Hide Details Bemis said in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which he gave as the reason having self-medicated with drugs, primarily marijuana. He experienced one manic episode while making the album Is a Real Boy. Bemis has what he calls a "new age, metaphysical view" about religion, and considers himself "a Jew who is also a Christian." He identified as Jewish in an online fan chat during The Bamboozle fest in 2010.
    A second child, daughter Coraline Mae Bemis, was born in February 2015.
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    Also in 2015, he wrote a five-issue digital miniseries for Marvel Comics, X-Men: Worst X-Man Ever, first published weekly in January and February 2016.
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    In 2015 he teamed up with Logan Faerber for his third comic series, Oh, Killstrike.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 28
    Bemis is married to musician Sherri DuPree Bemis. In February 2013, Bemis announced the birth of his and his wife's daughter, Lucy Jean.
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    Bemis announced his new comic book series Polarity, in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The series has been followed up with work for Marvel Comics (A+X #14, November, 2013), and a second ongoing book with Boom! Studios, Evil Empire.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    Bemis created an imprint label named Rory Records in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The releases of his label are distributed by Equal Vision Records. TALLHART is the first signed artist of the label.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    On his Twitter in mid-November 2010, Bemis announced, "There WILL be a second Max Bemis and the Painful Splits record sold next year at a very special SA event that I can't reveal yet. ", confirming that there will be a second Painful Splits record.
    More Details Hide Details It was later revealed that this event was to be a Max Bemis' solo tour. This tour is set to happen in February 2011. Max is set to tour ten different venues, beginning on the 11th and finishing on the 26th. Subsequently, Bemis has released several records under the moniker, usually coinciding with a specific tour.
    Bemis announced in late September 2010 that he had written and recorded a 10 song album of acoustic songs that he called Max Bemis and the Painful Splits.
    More Details Hide Details Bemis stressed that this release was not an official solo record, but a collection of songs he had written that he was proud of and wanted to share with Say Anything fans. The disc could only be found and purchased by going to one of the show dates of Say Anything's tour with Saves The Day and Motion City Soundtrack October through November 2010.
  • 2009
    Age 24
    Bemis announced in September 2009 that he and his wife, Sherri, were working on a small project that "became something even cooler".
    More Details Hide Details They created a side project called Perma. Bemis and Say Anything were also featured on the Punk Goes Crunk album with their cover of Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Got Your Money".
  • 2008
    Age 23
    In August 2008, Bemis announced that he would be recording unique songs for individual fans written on their requested topics as a part of a project he hoped would decrease the growing gap between artists and fans.
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    Bemis also appeared on the opening track of You, Me, and Everyone We Know's 2008 sophomore EP, So Young, So Insane, entitled "I Can Get Back Up Now".
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    In 2008, Bemis sang vocals on Nightbeast's Inside Jokes for Outside Folks.
    More Details Hide Details Also, Forgive Durden's second album Razia's Shadow featured Bemis as Barayas the Spider in "The Spider and the Lamps."
    Bemis worked with Armor for Sleep on a cover of "Today" for a 2008 The Smashing Pumpkins tribute CD entitled The Killer in You. In 2007, performs in two songs, "Maxim and the Headphone Life" and "Regional Community Theater," on LadybiRdS' debut album, Regional Community Theater.
    More Details Hide Details Bemis sang along with Shawn Harris (The Matches) and Rachel Minton (Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer) on "Hello Helicopter" and "Point Of Extinction" of Motion City Soundtrack's Even if it Kills Me. New Found Glory's From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II and Down to Earth Approach's Come Back to You also featured guest vocals by Bemis on the songs "Crazy for You" and "See You," respectively.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    In 2007, the band released In Defense of the Genre, on which Bemis sang lead vocals and played guitar and keyboard.
    More Details Hide Details Say Anything's self-titled album was released November 3, 2009. On November 5, 2010 at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey, Bemis announced a forthcoming Say Anything album. The album, called Anarchy, My Dear, was released March 13, 2012, which was followed up with their headlining spring tour. Their first single from that album is "Burn a Miracle". They released a music video for this single. On January 22, 2013 Say Anything released a collection of older songs and b-sides called All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities consisting of all of the material recorded by Say Anything prior to the release of Is a Real Boy. The band did a summer tour to promote the album. On June 10, 2014 Say Anything released the album Hebrews through Equal Vision Records. On February 5, 2016 Say Anything released their new album I Don't Think It Is without any prior announcement besides several teaser posts the day before.
    By 2007 however, after going through rehab, Say Anything and Bemis got back on track with co-headlining tours with Saves the Day and Hellogoodbye.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 17
    In 2002, Bemis attended Sarah Lawrence College.
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  • 2001
    Age 16
    The band released its debut full-length album, Baseball, in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Despite attending Sarah Lawrence College for a short time, Bemis kept the band alive, performing much if not all of the music that went into Menorah/Majora and the band's dormroom demos. Say Anything released Is a Real Boy in 2004. Bemis performed the vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboard parts for the album. After the album's release, the band went through a rocky period lasting over a year due to Bemis's mental health. The band canceled at least two tours and lost several members.
  • 2000
    Age 15
    In 2000, Bemis, Linder, and friends from Windward and Beverly Hills High School formed Say Anything.
    More Details Hide Details The band was described as a high school band, but they released a full-length LP and an EP.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born in 1984.
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