Survay Says! is a five-piece ska/pop-punk band from New Jersey. Formed in 2008 by brothers Henry and D.Jay Menzel, the band has spent the last four years honing their craft to bring listeners a unique blend of horn-driven ska and high-octane pop punk.
Not only does the band’s music speak for itself, but their numbers additionally serve as a reflection of their hard-work and persistence. Considered by many to be one of the hardest working self-managed bands on the East Coast, Survay Says! has played an average of 175 shows a year for the past four years. The band has toured nationally with major players in the ska/punk scene including MXPX, Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, and Zebrahead; additionally, the band has played at Gainseville’s Fest and the Chicago Riot Fest, both of which are punk’s leading festivals.
It’s clear by the band’s insane touring schedule alone that they have a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm, both of which shine through in their music. Most recently, the band released Observations of the Human Condition in 2014 which proved to be their most complete and rounded release to date. Survay Says! was able to intertwine an intense horn-centric backdrop with intricate guitars so that their infectious pop-punk hooks could really shine through. The record is a perfect example of how creativity and energy and can make all the difference in music.
Currently, the band is bringing their talent overseas to the UK with LA punk-rock legends Goldfinger and will be performing at the Slam Dunk Festival. If you can’t hop on a plane to see the Survay Says! live, then you can at least listen to their amazing album here!