Is A Real Boy 20th Anniv
with AJJ , Greet Death
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About Say Anything
Say Anything returns from a lengthy hiatus to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic, critically adored album; …Is A Real Boy. Named one of Rolling Stone’s greatest emo albums of all time; …Is A Real Boy is a manic masterpiece of rebellion against all expectations of emo and pop-punk–an album unafraid to be simultaneously theatrical and punk. Say Anything will be performing the entire album for the first time ever live on their North American tour.
AJJ frontman Sean Bonnette can summarize the band’s new album, Good Luck Everybody, in a single sentence: “Sonically, it’s our least punk record, and lyrically, it’s our most punk record.”
And indeed, Good Luck Everybody (January 17, 2020), the Arizona band’s seventh album, stands out in their already diverse catalog. While still rooted in the folk-punk sound AJJ has become known for, the album is unafraid to delve into new territories that test the limits of what the band is capable of.
“I think it explores some of the weirder sides of AJJ, the more experimental leanings that we’ve had in the past,” says bassist Ben Gallaty. Good Luck Everybody draws from a wealth of sonic inspirations, from Laurel Canyon folk-rock of the 60s and 70s to avant garde artists like Suicide, as well as some orchestral pop. There is even a piano ballad, the tragic “No Justice, No Peace, No Hope.”
Lyrically, Good Luck Everybody is a change of pace from the idiosyncratic songwriting style Bonnette has honed over more than 15 years fronting AJJ. It still features his wonderfully weird turns of phrase and oddball word pairings, but this time, his thematic lens is more directly focused on...