On January 22, Equal Vision Records will release Say Anything’s highly anticipated collection of remastered B-sides and rarities: All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities.
Before there was …Is A Real Boy, In Defense of the Genre, Say Anything, or their latest full-length album – Anarchy, My Dear, there was Baseball, Menorah/Majora, and Junior Varsity.
These early recordings were the start of Say Anything’s prolific, decade-plus long career, during which they’ve toured the world and sold nearly 500,000 albums.
“This release is over ten years in the making and something I’ve been dying to share with kids,” expresses Say Anything frontman Max Bemis. “We have incredible fans who have taken the time to dig for these tracks in the past so I see this as my way of rewarding them for being so awesome and hardcore.”
The three-disc release includes: Disc One – Baseball: An Album by Say Anything, Disc Two – Menorah/Majora EP and the Dormroom Demos, andDisc Three – Junior Varsity and Other Early Rarities. The first pressing of the release is limited to 5000 physical copies and includes detailed personal essays about the band and each album, written by Bemis. The complete tracklisting for each disc can be seen below.
In March, Say Anything released Anarchy, My Dear, which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard Current Top 200 – the band’s best charting record to date. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, with …Is A Real Boy producer Tim O’Heir (Sebadoh, Superdrag) and has been praised worldwide by the likes of Billboard, American Songwriter, Entertainment Weekly, and more.
The band has just wrapped up their full US ‘Say Anarchy Fall 2012’ headline tour, which featured support from Murder By Death, The Sidekicks, and Tampa, FL’s Tallhart. The tour followed recent runs in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States, filling venues to capacity around the world with massive shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, London, Sydney and more.
Disc One – Baseball: An Album by Say Anything
2. Showdown at P-Town
3. Into the Night
4. All My Friends
5. Ants in My Pants
6. The Ocean Liner Incident
9. That’s That (Do What We Want)
13. “Sure, Baby…Hold Back.”
14. The Last Great Punk Rock Song
15. Where the Hurt Is
Disc Two – Menorah/Majora EP and the Dormroom Demos
1. A Walk Through Hell
2. You Help Them
3. Try to Remember, Forget
4. By Tonight
5. Baseball, But Better
6. I Am a Transylvanian
7. I Want to Know Your Plans
8. For the Silent
9. All This Fashion
10. Until the Bombs
11. The Keg is Bleeding!
12. Signal the Riflemen
13. A Boston Peace
14. The Great Awakening
15. A Certain Type of Genius
16. My Bare Hands
Disc Three – Junior Varsity and Other Early Rarities
1. Baseball, But Better (2012 Acoustic Version)
2. The Presidential Suite
3. Thoughts on a Liberal Education
4. A Boston Peace (Brett Gurewitz mix)
6. Jessie and My Whetstone
7. The Last Great Punk Rock Song (JV Version)
8. Dreaming of Manhattan
9. She Got Away
10. High School Low
11. All My Friends are Enemies