say when

say when

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Say When is a high energy, hard working band from Boston. The band's energetic live show, loyal following and tireless, do-it-yourself work ethic has led to 400+ shows in last 20 months, a spot at Bamboozle 07, CMW 09, NXNE 09, Warped Tour 2009. Say When is on the rise and their story is inspiring.

Biography

Say When spends 300 days a year in a van and performs everywhere, all the time.
They've made a dozen trips around the country and played tiny cafes, little rock clubs, big rock clubs, and Giants Stadium. They've broken a couple of ribs, pulled some muscles, had their clothes stolen, blown through dozens of tires, busted a few guitars and watched the back end of their van fall off. And they're still going, because that's just what they do.
After becoming one of the top draws in their hometown of Boston, the band set out on the road in August of 2007 to build upon their large and loyal fan base in the Northeast. Now, after hundreds of shows in more than 40 states, they can roll into El Paso, Texas and let the crowd sing the whole set. They can show up in Chicago and see people wearing every Say When T-shirt ever printed. And they can tell you with the utmost seriousmness that nobody rocks quite like Salt Lake City.
Say When's energy, enthusiasm, and never-say-die attitude have proven contagious, and interest in the band's music is growing by the day. It started with people finding the band on Myspace, going to shows and buying CDs the guys printed themselves on a home computer. Now those same people and thousands of new fans are tuning in to hear the band on KISS FM stations nationwide, on major cable television programs, at NASCAR events and in popular video games.
Say When will continue touring extensively throughout 2009 in support of "Ready For It All," a five-song EP produced by Jesse Cannon (The Cure, Say Anything, many more). Recorded under grueling conditions on a short tour break in 2008, the record showcases the band's developing sound: Ambitious, anthemic pop-rock inspired by the challenges of the road, situations of trust and betrayal, and the feeling that the band was born to do what they're doing. The hooks and energy that made their previous record, "I'm With the Band," a favorite among fans are still present and plentiful, they're just part of a more mature and developed sound and style.
"Ready For It All" is not only the name of Say When's new record, it's a summation of their philosophy and self-perspective: A year and a half on the road has brought both success and struggle. The band has run straight at both, full-speed, and is ready for whatever may come next.

Accomplishments:

Played Bamboozle festival at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. (May 2007)

Performing at Vans Warped Tour 2009

Featured on 300 college radio stations nationwide through AMP Energy Drink sponsorship

Had song featured on MTV’s “The Real World – Brooklyn”

Had song featured on MTV’s “Engaged and Underage”

Had song featured on The Disney Channel’s “Life with Derek”

Performed with Sugarcult (May 2006)

Performed with Madina Lake (March 2007)

Performed with Envy on the Coast (2007)

Performed with Anberlin (2007)

Performed with Yellowcard (2007)

Performed with Halifax (March 2007)

Performed at Canadian Music Week (Toronto, March 2009)

Performing at North by Northeast (Toronto, June 2009)

Performing at Mobfest music festival (Chicago, June 2009)

Performed on The 10! Show (NBC Philadelphia, March 2008)

Performed on Good Day Austin (FOX Austin, April 2008 and November 2008)

Performed on FOX Boston Morning Show (November 2007 and February 2008)

Performed on “Standing Room Only” (CBS New England, November 2008)

Featured Buzzseeker on The Daily Chorus '08

Featured Purepick on Purevolume '07

Special guests on DJ Rossstar's Punk Rock Show (50,000 listeners), May '09

Featured in PopStar Magazine March '07

Sponsored by GHS Strings and featured in all GHS news letters.

Special interview guests on Real TV Films May '09

Say When is currently represented by entertainment lawyer David Stein (Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, Cute Is What We Aim For, Mighty Mighty Bosstones)

Karine Delage - Karyzma Agency (PR Company in Canada)

Farrah Usmani - Five Foot Group (PR Company in USA)

Quotes:

"The CD's 11 tracks take on a distinct Foo Fighters air “ crunching, debilitating guitars, impassioned, on-the-verge-of-screaming vocals injected with just enough melody for adult contemporary radio.
- Illinois Entertainer

"Enough is not enough for Say When."
- Boston Herald

"Now that's rock and roll."
-Gene Lavancy, Fox 25 Boston Morning News

"When we heard their song "Whoa," (our profile song for today) we just KNEW we had to make them a part of our New Music week! Their songs are totally catchy and fun and we dare anyone to listen to them without majorly turning up the volume and rocking out! The guys are also very active on their MySpace and just all-around cool guys (if their MySpace correspondence is any indication that is lol)"

Christina Colangelo
www.popstaronline.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2007

"You guys were so awesome. Thank you for coming to play at our school. Please come back soon"

-Ashland High School

Lyrics

Whoa!

Written By: Say When / Maxwell Latif

Every day I wake up and I wonder why I do
All the things they tell me without asking for the truth
Its not fine fine all the time, everything is not alright, we
shouldnt have put up a front
We'll be laughing in their faces, before our time is done

I say Whoa, when I dont want it
Whoa, when I dont need it
Whoa, we're never gonna play their way

SayWhoa, we'll take our chances
Whoa, cause we know the answers
Whoa, we won't waste another day

Innocence is something we all lose along the way
It all depends on who we choose to lead us far astray
Its not fine fine all the time, everything is not alright, we
shouldnt have to put up a front
They may think we're giving up, we've only just begun

I say Whoa, when I dont want it
Whoa, when I dont need it
Whoa, we're never gonna play their way

SayWhoa, we'll take our chances
Whoa, cause we know the answers
Whoa, we won't waste another day

I may not know which way to run
To get me where I belong
I may not know how far Ive come
Before I know im wrong

But its okay, cause im with you
No matter what we will go through
Im not leaving you til it all comes down

I say Whoa, when I dont want it
Whoa, when I dont need it
Whoa, we're never gonna play their way

SayWhoa, we'll take our chances
Whoa, cause we know the answers
Whoa, we won't waste another day

The Fall

Written By: Maxwell Latif

The Fall

CHORUS:
Im breaking down
Into nothing
Break it down
Tear these walls away
And I don’t know if I’ll ever stand the pain

So where do I go, now that its been said
That my words and songs meant nothing, did they make you smile Im wondering
I want to believe but don’t have the strength
Taking on the dream I’ve lived for, came the hurt I never wished for

I won’t complain, but it’s not the same
Unless you bleed it from your heart

Chorus

So what should I do, now that it’s all lost
Can I find a way to make it, After all this time Ive wasted
And will it compare, to what I still want
To the moment when I found it, now I have to live without it

I won’t complain, but its not the same
Unless you bleed it from your heart

Chorus

Ever stand the pain
You know what it’s like to be, something more than me,
And I’ve lost my way

But I can’t stand the pain
I just can’t stand the pain

Chorus

Deception

Written By: Maxwell Latif

I’d give anything to know, what was running through your head
When you said you didn’t know, while we’re laying in your
Bedroom, Lights out, Windows open, and the phone it rang again
I swear the sound was loud, but all I heard were voices yelling

Ready For It All

Written By: Maxwell Latif

It seems like forever
Since I saw or touched you
Your pictures hurt so much you'll never know

And while I'm away
I know that I can't hold you
It's past the time I told you how I feel

And we know just where we stand
Hand in hand till the end
and now I'm ready for it all

I'm ready for it all
I'm ready for the chance

I can be the one
who takes your fears
and breaks your fall
I'm ready for it all

And time goes so slowly
When I'm not around you
By the time my words have found you
I'll be home
But time won't
Won't tear us apart
Near or far, you're in my heart
and now I'm ready for it all

(chorus)

We're in this together
(I'm ready for it all)
There is no surrender
It's now or it's never
We're in this together

No One Stands Alone

Written By: Maxwell Latif

Listen up, here they come
They won't leave us alone
But they know that
We're not going down

We'll be there, we'll be there
For each other
Till there's no one standing ground

I know it's overwhelming
But together
We can make our stand tonight

We'll be screaming at the top of our lungs
We'll keep fighting
'Cause we know we've got to stick to our guns
And then we'll fly
And no one will be left here alone
And if we fall we fall together in arms
'Cause I won't let you go

Yell it out, yell it out
Let them know that we're here once again
And we're not going down
One by one, on the run
For each other
Till there's no one standing ground

I know it's overwhelming
But together
We can make our stand tonight

We'll be screaming at the top of our lungs
We'll keep fighting
'Cause we know we've got to stick to our guns
And then we'll fly
And no one will be left here alone
And if we fall we fall together in arms
'Cause I won't let you go

Our Town

Written By: Maxwell Latif

There is a place
Two doors down from where we used to live
With the back porch covered by our bodies while we hid
From all the world and everyone we knew
And no one stood their ground but me and you said you would never run no matter what

This is our town
We ain't gonna back down
You're not stealing our ground
We won't give it up

There was a time
Where we lived and where we used to love
And I was the only one that you were thinking of
IN all the world and everyone we knew
And no one stood their ground but me and you said you would never run no matter what

(chorus)

Waking up the neighbors with the parties every day
Lying on the grass and I'll hide away
I don't want to say goodbye

Discography

Say When released a full length album produced by Kato Kwhandala (Breaking Benjamin, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Paramore) with 3 songs mixed by Scott Reibling (Letters to Cleo, Weezer, Fall Out Boy), "I'm with the Band" that has sold 5,000 copies since its release in Oct. 2006 and includes:

1) Whoa (As heard at NASCAR events and Disney TV show "Life With Derek)
2) The Fall
3) BNC
4) Go (As heard on online video game Rock Heroes)
5) Four Days
6) Hanging On
7) Getting Better
8) Fade Away
9) Down
10) Are You In (As heard on online video game Rock Heroes)
11) Take Off

Say When released a 5 song EP album "Ready For It All" produced by Jesse Canon (The Cure, Say Anything, Head Automatica), "Ready For It All" that has sold 2000 copies since its release in May 2008 and includes:

1) Ready For It All (As heard on online video game Rock Heroes)
2) Our Town
3) Deception (As heard on online video game Rock Heroes)
4) No One Stands Alone
5) Under The Gun (As heard on MTV's Real World: Brooklyn)

Say When released a 5 song EP album "Take Chances" produced by Jesse Canon (The Cure, Say Anything, Head Automatica),

1) We Want Answers
2) Unstoppable
3) Lockdown
4) Carrie
5) On The Edge

Set List

Sets range from 25 - 90 minuntes, depending on the venue and show. A typical 60-minute set list includes the following songs:
Deception
Our Town
Unstoppable
Carrie
On The Edge
We Want Answers
Lockdown
Under The Gun
Ready For It All
No One Stands Alone
Lock Down
On The Edge
Whoa
The Fall
BNC
Go
Down
Nice and Slow by Usher
This Is How We Do It by Montel Jordan