Bassist leaves Say Anything
2010-09-29 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 58 Comments
Say Anything bassist Alexander Kent has left the band.

Kent explained his decision in a Facebook post: "All of the guys and I are still best friends and hopefully always will be. There are no hard feelings and there was no altercation. I have just decided to start the next chapter of my life.

"As George Bluthe once said, "It's time for me to mozy on, partna." I'm not sure what I'm going to do besides start brewing beer and going to school. I'll still play music too - maybe with Brian from Weatherbox."


Kent will be replaced by Kenny Vasoli of Person L and the Starting Line for the upcoming tour with co-headliners Motion City Soundtrack.
Tagged: Say Anything

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SoapySoap
September 29th 2010
865 Comments


Oh shi-

Never heard this band. Should I start?

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2010
7133 Comments


who cares at this point

ZoidbergQuestion
September 29th 2010
185 Comments


As George Bluthe once said, "It's time for me to mozy on, partna."

whywontyoudie
September 29th 2010
3063 Comments


listen to "...Is a Real Boy" Soapy. shit's good.

VicariousIntent
September 29th 2010
1594 Comments


Max writes pretty much everything, but I've heard that Alex did contribute a bit, and his basslines were tasteful. In any case it could be worse.

keefrzreefrz
September 29th 2010
83 Comments


Bassist from pop punk band leaves


oh no

bailar14
September 29th 2010
1603 Comments


theyve had like two different bassists before

doesnt really matter

bemis is the only one people care about anyways

CutMan
September 29th 2010
1792 Comments


I am somehow not scared for the band's future... Sad when a member leaves, though.

Comatorium.
September 29th 2010
4174 Comments


headline should be...

"not max bemis leaves say anything"

so people will not care just the same as when they hear "bassist"

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io

whywontyoudie
September 29th 2010
3063 Comments


they're a very above average pop punk band.

Awesomesauce
September 29th 2010
1084 Comments


"Bassist leaves Say Anything. No-one seems to notice."

marksellsuswallets
September 29th 2010
4848 Comments


Dude was super solid, super nice, and one of the more energetic performers in the group.

Kronzo
September 29th 2010
993 Comments


lol bassists

xfearbefore
September 29th 2010
1245 Comments


Cannot wait to see them with Saves the Day and Motion City in a month. It's going to be amazing.

snerefedsav
September 30th 2010
842 Comments


alex kent is the shit. don't know what the fuck y'all are talking about. while is a real boy is still my favorite say anything album, the bass work on idotg is miles and miles ahead of its predecessor. clearly because of this guy.

deathofasalesman
September 30th 2010
5851 Comments


Say Anything is still alive as long as Max and Coby are in the band.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2010
7133 Comments


andcas i care about this more if it helps, but i feel like this band has already peaked, and pop-punk isn't really my thing. I did like Was/Is a real boy and IDOTG but just didn't feel any desire to even pick up their latest after listening once.

What I'm trying to say is if I want to listen to this band ill listen to one of those and be content.

deathofasalesman
September 30th 2010
5851 Comments


Don't mean to poke my head into the convo but I was a bit skeptic about their latest myself, even being a fan before it's release, but after maybe 3 or 4 listens I found myself enjoying it profoundly.

Puzzles
September 30th 2010
3065 Comments


anything

Static
September 30th 2010
2445 Comments


omg kenny vasoli

InFiction
September 30th 2010
3689 Comments


Oh, that's a shame.

tinathefatlard
September 30th 2010
1600 Comments


Saw them live. Wanted my money back to get beer.

VItasGerulaitis
September 30th 2010
5 Comments


eh. replaceable. don't even like the band anyway.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2010
7133 Comments


probs the kind of band where you need money for beer and the show to get drunk and sing along to

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2010
7133 Comments


not saying they wouldnt be good sober, but i would get drunk for sure

drasticaction74
September 30th 2010
1740 Comments


kenny vasoli?! what a lucky prick. hatboro PA represent

tapitforever
September 30th 2010
1243 Comments


saw these guys live once shithoused and i can confirm entertainment factor

sad bassist left though =(

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2010
7133 Comments


tapit idk how many more times ill allow that guy and his mustache to look at me

lol who is that?

bailar14
September 30th 2010
1603 Comments


fuck man get rid of that shit

its creepin me out

tapitforever
September 30th 2010
1243 Comments


its my senior pic

Turnerinc
September 30th 2010
37 Comments


terrible band, this is the first good news posted about say anything on sputnik.

crazyblinddude
September 30th 2010
3389 Comments


He will be missed.

But this band made the best pop-punk record bro. Hardly even close to terrible.

KILL
September 30th 2010
71965 Comments


lol bassists

[IMG]http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/4526/geddylee.jpg[/IMG]

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

Crymsonblaze
September 30th 2010
7495 Comments


News sucks. :/

Slum
September 30th 2010
2579 Comments


Bummer, but that's pretty sick that Kenny Vasoli will be on the tour, wish I could go

sexualsoybean
September 30th 2010
911 Comments


Kenny Vasoli owns, this is awesome news. Maybe he will stay with them :O

Rawrz
September 30th 2010
151 Comments


Always sucks when someone leaves but oh well. The new SA album is still my most anticipated album for next year.

Zip
September 30th 2010
5312 Comments


Band completely sucks

drasticaction74
September 30th 2010
1740 Comments


WE'RE PASSING SLOW, WE'RE PASSING SLOW
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOA OOOOOOOOOOOOOH

Rev
September 30th 2010
9437 Comments


Awww, the guy who looks like Jay left

Slum
September 30th 2010
2579 Comments


I have his autograph, it's pretty worthless.

Fort23
September 30th 2010
2475 Comments


do you guys realize that alex kent is the hot skinny chick in the band with the long hair?

Skybreaker
September 30th 2010
622 Comments


FU-

Oh wait Max Bemis is the only member in this band who does anything.

eternium
September 30th 2010
16338 Comments


Band is so overrated..

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2010
8010 Comments


Band is so awesome...

Digging: Beach Slang - Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street

AgentZero
September 30th 2010
322 Comments


Could care less about the band or the bassist, but the quote was epic! Its Bluth though.

Fieryfenderz
September 30th 2010
1459 Comments


Max Bemis writes every instrument's music anyways so its not like this effects anything at all.

Enotron
September 30th 2010
7695 Comments


ugh band is so good

MrGlass
September 30th 2010
326 Comments


not sure this will change their sound much, if at all.

AD quote is amazing though. dude sounds awesome.

Fort23
September 30th 2010
2475 Comments


okay you guys need to break out of the delusion that max writes all the music. that was true for IARB, but ever since then coby linder, the drummer and alex have written the drum and bass parts. so this will affect the band more than you think. still not really at all cus its the fucking bass, but still, stop being retarted

DinoX
September 30th 2010
3582 Comments


Too bad bassists are disposable

Wolfgang
September 30th 2010
44 Comments


"terrible band, this is the first good news posted about say anything on sputnik."

Couldn't agree more. Terribly awful band, we can all only hope that this has a domino reaction and the rest of the band leaves and never speaks about or attempts to create any music ever again.

bailar14
September 30th 2010
1603 Comments


lmao. basically the only two constant members of the band are bemis and the drummer.

get over it. band rapes face.

Fieryfenderz
September 30th 2010
1459 Comments


idk where you're getting your facts man... all sources ive seen point to bemis writing all the instruments parts and the other members just playing them. But okay.

bailar14
September 30th 2010
1603 Comments


just look at the wikipedia page nigs

truth

Convectuoso
October 1st 2010
13 Comments


Yeah Max said once in an interview that Alex was a much better bassist than him

I'd like to also point out in regards to the 'Bassists are disposeable' thing that whilst this is true, how many crappy bass players are out there?

It's like omg bassists are so unimportant but when they suck they get complained about. Shit's wack.

Anyways, band is good, got some good songs, has weak moments in the cheesy lyrics (see: Crush'd, but I think that was purposefully cheese) but altogether don't really see anyone in their genre, or anything close to their genre, doing anything as interesting as this dude. I mean, IARB is seminal, but their last two albums were still pretty solid.

GeometricSexEd
October 2nd 2010
75 Comments


Oh shit WHAT ARE THEY GONNA DO WITHOUT A BASSIST?! Probably continue on and no one will notice

deathofasalesman
October 2nd 2010
5851 Comments


Oh shit WHAT WOULD THIS THREAD BE LIKE WITHOUT ANOTHER COMMENT ABOUT HOW THE BASSIST IS USELESS?!
Probably continue on and no one will notice



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