July 22, 2013

Hear New Sound: Saves the Day's "Remember"


Admittedly, this post is a month overdue at this point, and chalk that up to it somehow slipping past AwkwardSound's radar during a flurry of high volume and buzzy content in what's been a very busy past month in the music word. In the wake of that same content-making machine still getting itself back up to speed following this past weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival, it's days like today that serve as a great opportunity to remind ourselves of the bands that brought us into the underground fold, such as emo posterboys-turned-power pop lifers Saves the Day. It's been nearly two years since the Princeton, New Jersey quartet capstoned a series of ups and downs as a band with Daybreak, the final LP in a three-part concept that featured 2005's Sound the Alarm and 2007's Under the Boards. This fall, Chris Conley, Arun Bali, Rodrigo Palma and new drummer Dennis Wilson begin yet another chapter in the Saves the Day story with a new full-length and tour, whose announcement they kicked off with the as-yet-to-be-detailed effort's first listen "Remember." Since the band's arguable peak of Stay What You Are and In Reverie, it's become evident that the band's one constant in frontman Chris Conley is a purveyor of guitar pop songwriting goodness, and "Remember" offers a heaping portion of it that's sure to pull dedicated emo nostalgists' heartstrings back into their fold. The memories come rushing back below...

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