October 27, 2012


Voodoo 2012: Say Anything Developing New Album. And New Baby

First, the big news for Say Anything fans: "I've started writing our next record," frontman Max Bemis tells Fuse in the video above. "I don't see it coming out for quite a while, but I'm going to produce it myself."

"And I'm working on a project with my wife," he continues, smiling. "She's having a kid in February. We've also started a band together called Perma." 

For the record, that's actually two projects with his wife. 

And Bemis has already started thinking of which bandmate would make the best babysitter. "If I had to chose one, I'd go with Adam [Siska], our bassist," he says. "He's very maternal."

Fuse caught up with Bemis before his performance at Voodoo Festival, and, in the video below, the frontman explains how thrilled he is by the fest's lineup. "I'm most excited to play Voodoo because it's a very diverse bill," he says. "Everything is very respectable but not too hip, which is nice for me because I get annoyed very easily. We're honored to be on the same bill as some of these artists." (Curious who all played? Check out our best live shots from day one of that lineup here.)

"If I can, I'd like to try and see Neil Young," Bemise adds. "I'm a big Neil fan. He's a pretty sizable influence on my music, especially as a guitar player."

Voodoo sounds like a better experience for Bemis than the Warped Tour, at least as far as social engagement is concerned. "I was kind of a hermit," he says of his time on Warped. "I stayed on the bus all day."

Bemis also explains some of the behind-the-scenes work for Say Anything's recent stop motion video, "Say Anything." "It took us three or four days to shoot," he says. "It was very painstaking. I don't know if I'll ever do that again. But it was awesome."

And, in case you were wondering, yes, those were his dogs at the end of the video.

For everything Bemis had to say, click all the videos below to. Plus don't forget to check out all of our Voodoo coverage.

On playing Voodoo Fest.

On the Warped Tour.

On their stop-motion video "Say Anything."