Say Anything fans are waking up to some unexpected news this morning. Earlier, vocalist Max Bemis took to the band's social media accounts and shared a downloadable and shareable PDF file that addresses Max’s status and that of Say Anything as well as important info about it the forthcoming LP, Oliver Appropriate. The 10 page file titled "A Goodbye Summation" opens with the band's current writing status and the future of touring for the band. Included in the social media posts was a message from his wife Sherri DuPree-Bemis (see below).
As of right now, Say Anything has completed their next album but will not be continuing on as a touring band. Bemis stated in his summation "I need a break. We’ll return one day to play festivals and scoff at our career. But I want to say goodbye. There will be no full U.S tour to support the record or in the near future. I am done being a touring musician as my main profession. Say Anything is retiring in the sense that Jay-Z did. It’s not an indefinite hiatus or a breakup because that’s impossible. But we’ll get to that."
Continuing, Bemis opens up about his early Say Anything writings, living with Bipolar Disorder, religion and his sexuality. To close out, Bemis' shares the writing and recording process for Oliver Appropriate and the storyline behind the album as a whole.
You can read the full "A Goodbye Summation" HERE.
There is no date set just yet for the release of Oliver Appropriate but Bemis did share that it will be made available through Dine Alone Records.