Saves the Day, ‘Under the Boards’ (Vagrant)
As key as they are to emo’s evolution, Saves the Day will always be linked to singer/guitarist/lone original member Chris Conley’s identity crisis. He’s led STD from their early days aping hardcore heroes Lifetime to the Beatles-tinged commercial flop of 2003’s In Reverie to the present: a three-album conceptual saga about self-discovery. Installment No. 2, Under the Boards, finds him in a surprisingly dark and newwavish mode, bobbing through spare, angular arrangements that overemphasize the off-key bleat that’s his albatross as much as the band’s signature.
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