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Saves The Day Biography


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Birth Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Years Active: 1994-present
Genres: Indie Rock, Emo, Pop Punk, Power Pop


Saves the Day is an American emo rock band from Princeton, New Jersey, formed in 1994. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Conley, guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma and drummer Claudio Rivera.

After forming under the name Sefler in 1994, Saves the Day released their debut studio album, “Can't Slow Down,” in 1998. It was followed in 1999 by “Through Being Cool” which featured their first single, “Shoulder to the Wheel.”

“Stay What You Are” was released in 2001, peaking at #100 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. It spawned two successful music videos on MTV2, for the singles “At Your Funeral” and “Freakish.”

After the success of “Stay What You Are,” Saves the Day signed to Dreamworks Records, who co-released their next studio album, “In Reverie,” with Vagrant Records in 2003. The album peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Independent Albums chart.

Vagrant Records released their fifth studio album, “Sound the Alarm” in 2007. Produced by Steve Evetts who also produced Saves the Day's first two albums, the record reached #67 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

“Under the Boards” was released in 2007 and peaked at #119 on the Billboard 200. Several of the album's tracks were written as far back as 2003, immediately after the “In Reverie” sessions. The song “Woe,” for example, was the first song Conley wrote after the completion of “In Reverie.”

Their first album since “Can't Slow Down” without long-time guitarist David Soloway, and their first with guitarist Arun Bali and bass guitarist Rodrigo Palma, “Daybreak” was issued in 2011. The album was the third in a trilogy that began with “Sound the Alarm” in 2006 and continued with “Under the Boards” in 2007.