Saves The Day (Acoustic)
Walter Schreifels, Jon Simmons
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Saves The Day
"A sonic love letter to cut through the noise of the world. That’s what this is,” states Saves The Day’s Chris Conley of the band’s forthcoming self-titled album. “There’s so much noise in the world right now, there are so many people having a hard time...I wanted to write this sonic love letter of sorts to cut through all that, to remind me, or whoever hears it, of what’s important. It’s the simple things."
Saves The Day are set to release their eighth studio album this fall on Equal Vision Records/Rory Records. The self-titled record will be released on September 17th and reunites the band with the label that helped shape them into the seminal act they are today. The album was produced by Saves The Day, engineered by Marc Hudson and mixed by Rob Schnapf, marking the first time the band has worked with Schnapf since 2003’s In Reverie.
Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley explains, “Hard to believe it’s been 15 years since we put out the debut Saves The Day album on Equal Vision Records. Back then, I was just a kid, 17 years old and still in high school. Somehow, after our demo was rejected by all the other indie labels of the time, Steve from EVR called us up on a landline and asked if we’d like to make a record. We were in the middle of rehearsing some new songs in a basement somewhere in New Jersey, and we dropped our instruments and jumped up and down, excited and amazed. No way to know that when we got the call it was the beginning of what would be an incredible journey through the world of music and beyond. In retrospect, I can see clearly that without Steve and Equal Vision Records, there would be no Saves The Day. After all these years, I still hold holy gratitude in my heart for Steve and his faith in our music. Signing back to Equal Vision feels like coming home.”
Equal Vision Records owner Steve Reddy said, "We're so thrilled to have Saves The Day return to Equal Vision Records. I had first heard about the band from Sean McGrath. We knew we wanted to keep working together after his time in Hands Tied...how lucky was I that the next thing he did was join up with a bunch of high school kids from New Jersey that would go on to became Saves the Day? I remember going down to NJ to check them out for the first time, where they shared a bill with Floorpunch. We decided to work together soon after and the rest is history. Saves the Day changed everything for EVR. We will always be grateful for what they did for the label and are looking forward to working together again."
Saves The Day will be released through Rory Records, an imprint of Equal Vision Records created by Max Bemis of Say Anything. "To be frank, Saves The Day is everything to me,” says Bemis. “They're the band that made me want to be in a band. They're my favorite band and have been so for 15 years, without a hint of nostalgic undermining; It's simply because they're that amazing and continue to be, not because I remember them being so. To think that Chris is one of my best friends and I am going to get to further delve into our creative partnership as their label representative is beyond trippy. I can only assure diehard STD fans that for once, one of US is getting to have their hands in helping the band make records and it's even more amazing that in doing so we've brought Saves The Day back to the label that launched their career, on the strength of one of the greatest records they've ever made."
Saves The Day was created via a PledgeMusic campaign launched this past Thanksgiving. Over 1,450 Pledgers helped the band surpass their goal and record the album in a unique and intimate fashion. Through the campaign, Saves The Day also donated a portion of the earnings to Occupy Sandy to assist in the recovery efforts after the devastating storm. The band has spent a majority of the past year closely tied to their Pledgers, giving them early access to music, playing house shows and getting ready for special fan involvement on their upcoming tour.
Saves The Day will head out on a nationwide headlining tour this fall with special guests Into It. Over It and Hostage Calm. The tour kicks off in Pomona on September 4th and makes stops throughout the country before concluding on October 13th in San Diego. The album tracklisting and a complete list of tour dates can be found below. Tickets are on sale here - http://savestheday.com/falltour2013 - along with a first listen of the record, with the song “Remember” streaming now.
Saves The Day formed in 1997, releasing their debut album Can’t Slow Down in 1998 and followed by Through Being Cool in 1999 both on Equal Vision Records. 2001’s Stay What You Are spawned the memorable “At Your Funeral” as the band continued to evolve and grow. 2003’s In Reverie peaked at #27 on the Billboard Top 200, becoming the third Saves The Day album to chart on the Billboard Top 200. In 2006, the band began its concept trilogy, which was completed in 2011 with Daybreak. Saves The Day is Chris Conley (vocals/lead guitar), Arun Bali (guitar), Rodrigo Palma (bass) and Dennis Wilson (drums).
“I think this album sets the course. I've gone through a lot of my sort of...growing pains, and the music from here on now will reflect my newfound inner peace. And the reason Through Being Cool or Stay What You Are sounds the way it sounds, is because I felt fresh, I felt alive – like I do now,” Conley concludes. “It's nice to be back.”
Walter Schreifels is a musician, songwriter and producer from New York. He was a founding member and principle songwriter for Gorilla Biscuits, Moondog, Quicksand and Rival Schools (actively). He has also written and performed with Warzone, Youth Of Today and CIV to name a few. As a producer he has worked with Hot Water Music, CIV, Rebecca Schiffman and most recently Title Fight among others. In 2010 he released his first full-length solo album titled An Open Letter To The Scene to the unbridled joy of fans and critics alike. Over the course of 2010 he's toured the U.S., Canada, Japan, Europe and the U.K. as a solo artist. He's also currently gearing up for the release of Pedals, the much anticipated sophomore release of the reconstituted Rival Schools featuring all original members.
Jon Simmons of Balance And Composure.