photo by maysa askar
To the casual music observer, Say Anything might have just been a flash in the 2004 emo pan. A breakthrough album …is a Real Boy with singles to boot and a dedicated following of young, angsty anti-hipsters, frontman Max Bemis was the poster boy for the myspace generation, seething cynical sarcastic barbs for the disillusioned youth. A little more homework and you’d uncover a band that for a decade, recorded six albums, including the all-star, 27-track hyper-musical In Defense of the Genre, and managed to keep a healthy albeit very specific fan base of diehards who take Bemis’ word as emo gospel.
Hit the jump for the full recap.