Thursday, 9 October 2014

Saves The Day

Saves The Day are an emo/pop punk/indie band from Princeton, New Jersey. They initially formed in 1994 under the name Sefler until changing it in 1997. They formed at a very young age, with their debut album Can't Slow Down while they were still in high school. They continued on to release three albums now considered essentials in emo/pop punk, and crucial in developing the genre in their wake. These are the catchy and adolescent-essential Through Being Cool, the quintessential classic Stay What You Are, and the experimental In Reverie. After those, they released an album in 2006, and 2007, and 2011, which were intended to be a three-album concept. They also put out a self-titled album in 2013.

Throughout the history of Saves The Day, they have had constant member shifts, therefore most albums have a radically different line-up. The only constant member of the band is frontman Chris Conley. They have also worked with numerous labels as diverse as Equal Vision, Vagrant, Dreamworks, Razor & Tie, and currently Rory Records (owned by Max Bemis of Say Anything). Thanks to Jacob Shumaker for the help with this post. Enjoy!

13 Hours Of Everything (1996)
1. Peter's Mom
2. Kentucky Parallel Parking
3. I Think I'll Quit
About Waking Up
Month Of Sundays

Lisa's Birthday Tape (1998)
1. Sweeter For The Betrayal
2. Dance In The Glare of Headlights
3. Just Walk Him Out There And Shoot Him
4. Dreams From Cannibal Island
5. Save Only Darkness

Note: This is an acoustic tape made by Chris Conley for a friend

1. Deciding
2. The Choke
3. Handsome Boy
4. Blindfolded
5. Collision
6. Three Miles Down
7. Always Ten Feet Tall
8. I Want Your Bricks
9. Seeing It This Way
10. Hot Time In Delaware
11. Houses And Billboards
12. Obsolete
13. Sometimes, New Jersey
14. Jodie

1. I'm Sorry I'm Leaving
2. Hold
3. Jessie & My Whetstone
4. Take Our Cars Now!
5. I Melt With You (Modern English cover)

1. All-Star Me
2. You Vandal
3. Shoulder To The Wheel
4. Rocks Tonic Juice Magic
5. Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots
6. Third Engine
7. My Sweet Fracture
8. The Vast Spoils Of America (From The Badlands Through The Ocean)
9. The Last Lie I Told
10. Do You Know What I Love The Most?
11. Through Being Cool
12. Banned From The Back Porch

1. At Your Funeral
2. See You
3. Cars & Calories
4. Certain Tragedy
5. Jukebox Breakdown
6. Freakish
7. As Your Ghost Takes Flight
8. Nightingale
9. All I'm Losing Is Me
10. This Is Not An Exit
11. Firefly

1. Anywhere With You
2. What Went Wrong
3. Driving In The Dark
4. Rise
5. In Reverie
6. Morning In The Moonlight
7. Monkey
8. In My Waking Life
9. She
10. Where Are You
11. Wednesday The Third
12. Tomorrow Too Late

1. Ups And Downs
2. Sell My Old Clothes, I'm Off To Heaven
3. A Drag In D Flat
4. I'm Sorry I'm Leaving
5. Hold
6. Jessie And My Whetstone
7. Take Our Cars Now!
8. The Way His Collar Falls
9. The Art of Misplacing Firearms
10. East Coast
11. 1:19
12. An Afternoon Laughing
13. Dave Feels Right
14. When It Isn't Like It Should Be
15. 1959
16. I Think I'll Quit
17. Cheer (Descendents cover)
18. Clash City Rockers (The Clash cover)
19. Jessie And My Whetsone (Live 2003)

1. Head For The Hills
2. The End
3. Shattered
4. Eulogy
5. Dying Day
6. 34
7. Say You'll Never Leave
8. Diseased
9. Don't Know Why
10. Sound The Alarm
11. Bones
12. Delusional
13. Hell Is Here 

1. Certain Tragedy
2. In My Waking Life
3. Freakish
4. Vandal
5. Sell My Old Clothes, I'm Off To Heaven
6. My Sweet Fracture
7. Jodie

1. Under The Boards
2. Radio
3. Can't Stay The Same
4. Get Fucked Up
5. When I'm Not There
6. Lonely Nights
7. Bye Bye Baby
8. Stay
9. Getaway
10. Because You Are No Other
11. Kaleidoscope
12. Woe
13. Turning Over In My Tomb

1. This Is Not An Exit
2. Rocks Tonic Juice Magic
3. Wednesday The 3rd
4. Stay
5. Coconut
6. Don't Know Why
7. Take Our Cars Now!

1. Radio
2. Deciding
3. Hold
4. Dying Day
5. A Drag In D Flat
6. Third Engine
7. See You

1. 1984
2. Let It All Go (Acoustic)
3. Driving In The Dark (Acoustic)
4. Hold (Electric)
5. Stay (Electric)

1. Daybreak: Somehow You Love Me/Fucked Up Past The Point Of Fixing/8 AM/Zig Zag/Daybreak
2. Let It All Go
3. 1984
4. E
5. Z
6. Deranged & Desperate
7. Chameleon
8. Living Without Love
9. U
10. O
11. Undress Me

1. Daybreak: Somehow You Love Me/Fucked Up Past The Point Of Fixing/8 AM/Zig Zag/Daybreak (Acoustic)
2. Let It All Go (Acoustic)
3. 1984 (Acoustic)
4. E (Acoustic)
5. Z (Acoustic)
6. Deranged & Desperate (Acoustic)
7. Chameleon (Acoustic)
8. Living Without Love (Acoustic)
9. U (Acoustic)
10. O (Acoustic)
11. Undress Me (Acoustic)

1. Remember
2. In The In Between
3. Beyond All Of Time
4. Ain't No Kind Of Love
5. Lucky Number
6. Xenophobic Blind Left Hook
7. The Tide Of Our Times
8. Supernova
9. Verona
10. Ring Pop
11. Stand In The Stars


  1. This blog almost brought me to tears, this has all the "deep tracks" I've been looking for, especially the Bug Sessions! Thank you so much!

  2. Thanks for the share....I really love this band although limited only to their early pop punk influenced albums...through being cool is awesome! :-)

    1. Oh...and their self titled albums of course :-) they are finally back to their pop punk roots. what a relief!

  3. Saludos desde Monte Grande, Argentina!