Saves The Day returned today with ‘Kerouac & Cassady’ – the second single from their highly-anticipated new album ‘9’. ‘Kerouac & Cassady’ is the perfect soundtrack to a Saturday night drive. Each lyric is a callback to a memory from the band’s two decades accumulating memories on tour and even the song’s title is a nod to the beatnik classic On The Road. It’s a propulsive rock anthem that triggers the sort of adrenaline rush that convinces the listener that anything is possible when they walk out their door on a Saturday night. You can listen to the single now on Spotify or various other streaming sites and watch the official lyric video on YouTube. Along with the release of ‘Kerouac & Cassady’, Saves The Day also are excited to announce the second leg of their North American tour running Feb 15 through March 8, with support from Special Guests Remo Drive & Mighty. This is in addition to other dates in support this November, where they are joined by Kevin Devine and An Horse on all dates (unless otherwise noted). All tickets are available now from savestheday.com.
Saves The Day will be releasing ‘9’, their first new album in five years, on October 26th via Rude Records, with pre-orders available here. Entitled ‘9’ to mark the fact that this will be Saves The Day’s ninth studio record and is comprised of nine songs, when listened to together they tell the story of the band from the perspective of its founder, Chris Conley. The album offers this first-ever autobiographical look into the band’s history in a way that is as exhaustive as it is poetic and makes the listener a part of the songwriting process. As Conley puts it “This album is the story of Saves The Day and my own personal journey through life, which all unfolded as my relationship with music progressed”. On the surface, ‘9’ chronicles the epic story of a group of kids from New Jersey who realized their dream and became an international sensation. On a deeper level, it shows how Conley “woke up” and became aware of his own consciousness through his relationship with music and the unbelievable adventures it has inspired since he formed the act in 1997.
Saves The Day have been through a lot over the past two decades: Van accidents, member changes, the emo explosion, and the adventures that carried the act and their fans from adolescence to adulthood. The current lineup of the band, which includes the virtuosic trio of guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma, and drummer Dennis Wilson, is the band’s most consistent lineup to date. They’ve managed to take the musicianship on ‘9’ to stratospheric new heights. “At this point, I’ve actually dealt with the conflicts and the challenges in a lifelong career in music and now I have the guys that I could do this with forever and I’m living the dream again,” Conley explains. Ultimately, ‘9’ which was produced by Arun Bali and Saves The Day, with mixing and engineering also by Bali, is sonic evidence that not only is there a reason we are alive in the world, but it’s a miracle that Conley rightfully encourages us to celebrate.
Saves The Day ‘9’ Tracklisting: 1. Saves The Day | 2. Suzuki | 3. Side By Side | 4. Kerouac & Cassady | 5. It’s Such a Beautiful World | 6. Rose | 7. 1997 | 8. Rendezvous | 9. 29