from the vault: SAVES THE DAY

reppin: princeton, nj // equal vision & rory recrods

years active: 1994 - present

 saves the day | 2014 | photo cred: itsalldead.com

saves the day | 2014 | photo cred: itsalldead.com

featuring: chris conley // arun bali // rodrigo palma // dennis wilson

 saves the day | 1999 | photo cred: flickr.com

saves the day | 1999 | photo cred: flickr.com

There were not many bands back in the day that could wrap up all your teenage joy, angst, emotions, feelings and then some into 2 1/2 minutes of power pop punk. Saves The Day blended power chords, honest lyrics and Chris Conley's soothing vocals. Their anthems are molded into fans brains, their performances always ridiculously awesome. This band has endured the test of time too. Forming in 1994, they are still going at it. They've lost band members, one of who tragically passed, switched instruments and survived through the ever evolving music genres. What is most impressive about the pop punk outfit is their evolution in sound. They were never afraid to make a drastically different record from the one before and push their boundaries with their fans and themselves. For us 20/30 somethings, std will always and forever be apart of growing up.

studio albums: can't slow down (1998) // through being cool (1999) // stay what you are (2001) // in reverie (2003) // sound the alarm (2006) // under the boards (2007) // daybreak (2011) // saves the day (2013)

listens: at your funeral // shoulder to the wheel // holly, hox forget me not // freakish // head for the hills // jukebox breakdown // you vandal // rocks tonic juice magic // in the in between