You can read a nostalgic reflection about the Where's the Band? Tour from me here. Have you gone? What memories did it bring back and during which songs? Be sure to check out Alex's Backstage Session with Chris Conley here.
I recently caught up with Saves the Day frontman Chris Conley at solo show in Pawtucket, RI before the "Where's the Band Tour," and he took the time to participate in our Backstage Sessions feature. Head to the replies to watch his acoustic performance, which includes "Three Miles Down" from the band's first album and "1984" from their latest release.
I went and saw the Bayside/Saves the Day tour the other night and it got me thinking a lot about longevity. How did those two bands last so much through one of the most progressive times in the music industry? How did they survive against the elements of death, label issues and pleasing longtime fans? Hit the replies and let's talk about not what makes a hold any sort of longevity past "putting out good music." What makes you continue to see your favorite bands year after year or multiple times a year at that?
Rise Records will be releasing a 4-way split 7" featuring Saves The Day, Bayside, Transit, and I Am The Avalanche. It will be available late October on their upcoming tour together. Head to the replies for the artwork and tracklisting.
Last week I sat back and had two songwriters talk about their albums this year. Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra) and Chris Conley (Saves the Day) reflected on their new albums (Simple Math and Daybreak respectively), careers and differences in songwriting processes and inspiration. The full interview can be read here.
Check out two videos in the replies from Saves the Day's "behind the songs" feature. I've read around the forums that people are calling this the best Saves the Day album since Stay What You Are. Pre-order it here.