Say Anything is an American emo-indie group from Los Angeles, California, fronted by singer-songwriter Max Bemis. The band was formed in 2000 with Bemis and four of his comrades. Within two years, they self-released two EPs, Junior Varsity and In Your Dreams, and the full-length Baseball: An album by Sayanything.
In 2003, the group signed with their first label, Doghouse Records. A year later, they put forth …Is a Real Boy. To support the album, they picked up new members and started hosting shows; however, despite quickly growing critical and fan acclaim, Bemis’ health problems, including bipolar disorder and drug addictions, sidelined the band in 2005 as five ensemble members left at a time of the year.
Say Anything signed with J Records in 2005 and, not long after Bemis’ successful rehabilitation, released …Is a Real Boy on J Records. They went on co-headlining appearances 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. In 2008, Say Anything went on a as the main billing act on tour across the US and UK and appeared on every date of Warped Tour. Their fourth album, entitled Say Anything, was issued on November 3, 2009.
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).