Magazine 233 Say Anything Sub Cover (12/07) #14770
COVER STORY: SAY ANYTHING
For all intents and purposes, Max Bemis was the emo world’s Brian Wilson, a kid with a great talent whose reputation was constantly derailed by a quagmire of mental illness and chemicals. Fortunately, with the release of Say Anything’s much-awaited new disc, In Defense Of The Genre, Bemis is finally at peace with himself (well, most of the time), and is looking toward having a future, instead of just imagining one.
SOMETHING SMELLS FUNNY... AGAIN: AP’s AMAZINGLY HILARIOUS ANNUAL COMEDY SPECIAL
We like to laugh-like, a lot-and by offering up the comedic styling of DAVID KOECHNER, JIM GAFFIGAN, KURT BRAUNOHLER AND KRISTEN SCHAAL, PAUL F. TOMPKINS and ALISON BECKER, we hope you will, too.
UNION, JACK! AP’s BRIT ROCK SPECIAL
Yeah, yeah, we know everyone in the scene loves Radiohead, while their parents rock Coldplay in their P.T. Cruisers. But the United Kingdom has been fostering new bands that are churning everything from murderous metalcore to techno-punk mutations to twisted angular throwdowns. AP’s British correspondent Ben Myers gets us caught up with BIFFY CLYRO, ENTER SHIKARI and BRING ME THE HORIZON, as well as tipping us off to the next wave of Brit-rock contenders.
THE ORAL HISTORY OF JIMMY EAT WORLD
Look at your music collection (or your hard drive): There’s a good chance most of the bands who have provided the soundtrack to your life wouldn’t be there without Mesa, Arizona’s favorite sons. Trevor Kelley rounds up the men of JEW and a few of their known associates in celebration of 14 years of service and their new self-produced, Butch Vig-consulted disc, Chase This Light.
THE ROCKET SUMMER
In his relatively short career, Bryce Avary has succeeded in providing good vibes to people in need and psychic ammunition to hardened cynics. Don’t hate-contemplate!
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
If you’re comin’ to these Michigan metalheads’ party, for God’s sake, bring all the beer and splatter movies you can carry, and leave your tight jeans and guyliner at home.
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
Like his heroes before him, Ben Jorgensen wants to usher a whole new movement in modern rock. With the help of a dedicated fanbase, a sympathetic major label and an ambitious new album, who knows what the future will bring?
Chris Carrabba snuck out two new records before the end of the year and is working on another as you read this sentence. Fortunately for us, he took time from hanging out in auditoriums and studios to chat with Leslie Simon about everything from living a private life to boys in bubbles.
Ten years ago, John K. Samson left Propagandhi’s world of shouty politi-bollocks to craft songs that were more introspective, but no less driven. These days, he’s trying to survive the waves of both the music industry and download culture, while keeping true to his musical vision.
THE STARTING LINE
Admit it: You thought the Starting Line were as done as Lindsay Lohan’s career. But with a remarkable new album, an ass-kicking run on this summer’s Warped and a bold sense of purpose, the Linemen are owning every last ADD-addled one of you. Frankly, we’re kind of shocked, too....
- Say Anything
- Jimmy Eat World
- The Rocket Summer
- The Black Dahlia Murder
- Armour For Sleep
- Dashboard Confessional