Daybreak

Daybreak

by Saves the Day
     
 
Saves the Day complete their self-discovery-themed trilogy -- preceded by 2006's provocative Sound the Alarm and the quieter Under the Boards a year later -- with Daybreak. Whether by design or due to the intervening years and lineup changes, Daybreak sets itself apart from the rest of the trilogy with its sense of optimism and

Overview

Saves the Day complete their self-discovery-themed trilogy -- preceded by 2006's provocative Sound the Alarm and the quieter Under the Boards a year later -- with Daybreak. Whether by design or due to the intervening years and lineup changes, Daybreak sets itself apart from the rest of the trilogy with its sense of optimism and simultaneously forward- and backward-looking perspective. The album starts on an epic note, with a ten-minute, five-part opening track in the contemporary rock opera vein of Green Day's American Idiot, revisiting various points in Saves the Day's career ("Somehow You Love Me" offers guitar work that would fit alongside In Reverie, and "F***** Up Past the Point of Fixing" serves up Sound the Alarm-era angst) as well as showing the band stepping outside of their box (the chiming guitar and subtle electronics of "8 AM" are reminiscent of the Dismemberment Plan's Emergency & I). This concept carries through the rest of Daybreak, showing the band at their most mature -- the last half of the album takes a more straight-ahead alt-rock turn than they've previously approached -- and embracing experimentation. This experimentation is best executed with "Chameleon," in which Latin-tinged guitar and free-flowing keyboard mingle with Chris Conley's tried-and-true boyish vocals and yearning lyrics. But lest longtime fans be left longing for their emocore roots, tracks like the bouncy "Let It All Go" step in to fill that need. Daybreak is successful on two levels: in the way it touches on the best elements of Saves the Day's past works, it's a welcome entry point for new listeners; and with its freshness, it assures established fans that the band is still invigorated after going at it for over a decade. ~ Chrysta Cherrie

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2011
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018313926
catalogNumber:
31922

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Performance Credits

Saves the Day   Primary Artist
Rodrigo Palma   Group Member
Arun Bali   Group Member
Spencer Peterson   Drums
Claudio Rivera   Group Member
Christopher Conley   Group Member

Technical Credits

William Berrol   Legal Advisor
Saves the Day   Composer,Producer
Marc Jacob Hudson   Producer,Engineer
Christopher Conley   Composer
Andrew Ellis   Booking
Sean Goulding   Booking
Carmen Romano   Management
Chris Hughes   Management
Troy David Millhoupt   Art Direction,Layout

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