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Say Anything: In Defense of the Genre Hits October 23rd

Say Anything To Release Sophomore Album
IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE October 23rd on J Records

Co-Headlining the Myspace Music Tour Kicking off October 16th

“By conceiving one of the most creative debuts of his generation, Say Anything mastermind Max Bemis cemented his spot among rock’s brightest thinkers.” – Alternative Press

“Say Anything could conceivably make some of the best records of all time….” – Spin

(New York – September 11, 2007) Say Anything, led by creative mastermind and lyrical genius Max Bemis, will be releasing their sophomore album IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE (J Records) on October 23rd. The first single from the album is “Baby Girl, I’m a Blur.” Produced and mixed by Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, mewithoutyou), IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE is a double disc concept album. The songs recount Max’s experience of being consumed by love, having a mental breakdown, pursuing a career while having your heart crushed, picking up the pieces and becoming a better man for it. Say Anything is comprised of Max Bemis (Vocals), Coby Linder (Drums), Alex Kent (Bass), Parker Case (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals), and twin brothers Jake and Jeff Turner (Guitars,Vocals). The new album presents the growth and maturity the band has experienced touring together over the last two years. On IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE, Bemis is at the top of his songwriting game – his autobiographical lyrics are at the same time, compelling and jarring. Combined with the expert musicianship of the band, IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE, is an engaging and thrilling second effort.

The band’s debut album …Is A Real Boy received extraordinary amounts of media praise (Alternative Press, Spin, Variety, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Blender, Village Voice, NY Times, LA Times, and more) and has sold 200,000 albums since its release in 2006. J Records re-released … Is A Real Boy as a double disc – the first containing the 13 tracks originally released on Doghouse Records in July of 2004 and the second entitled …Was A Real Boy contains original demos. …Is A Real Boy featured two singles– their first “Alive With The Glory Of Love,” about falling in love in a concentration camp, and their cheeky second single about phone sex, “Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too,” was outrageously captured on screen by director Shane Drake (winner of the 2006 VMA “Video of the Year” for his work with Panic! At The Disco). The video, which featured a cameo of Henry Winkler aka “The Fonz,” in front of a Prius, received lots of love from the video channels and online: MTV, Fuse, AOL, and Yahoo.

Experiencing Say Anything live is like being swept up into a religious movement – ecstatic followers hang onto each word and are shaken by every note. The band will be co-headlining the Myspace Music tour with hellogoodbye, kicking off Oct. 16 in Seattle, WA and will wrap in Las Vegas Thanksgiving weekend.

Myspace Music Tour dates below:

10/16 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
10/17 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
10/19 Magna, UT The Great Salt Air
10/20 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
10/21 Wichita, KS The Cotillion
10/22 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Ballroom
10/24 Chicago, IL Congress Theater
10/25 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
10/26 Covington, KY Madison Theater
10/28 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
10/30 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/31 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café
11/1 Providence, RI Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
11/2 Gettysburg, PA Union Ballroom at Gettysburg College
11/3 Emmitsburg, MD Knott Arena @ St. Mary’s Ballroom
11/4 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
11/6 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live– Universal City Walk
11/7 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore Miami Beach
11/9 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
11/10 Dallas, TX Palladium
11/11 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
11/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater
11/14 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theater
11/16 San Francisco, CA Warfield
11/17 San Diego, CA Soma
11/18 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
11/19 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern
11/20 Anaheim, CA The Grove
11/23 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues