"Daybreak" is the 7th album from Saves The Day and the work around the record has been a roller coaster ride for the band with line up changes and the release date postponed several times, but finally the album sees the day of light on Sept 13th. It´s 4 years since their latest album "Under the boards" in 2007 but lead singer/guitarist Chris Conley hasn´t been lazy lying on his back during this time, he and lead guitarist David Soloway formed the side project Two Tongues in 2009 with members of Say Anything. That resulted in the departure of long time member David Soloway and he was replaced by Arun Bali who plays on "Daybreak", bassist Mannuel Carrero left the band in 2009 to focus on Glassjaw and he was replaced by Rodrigo Palma.
Shortlived member Spencer Peterson play drums on "Daybreak" but he left after the recordings to join Pete Wentz new band Black Cards, it´s not easy to make all the pieces in this messy puzzle to fit but the only original member Chris Conley refused to give up and is now looking forward to promote "Daybreak" with his new line up. It´s quite a complex album but Conley and Co manage to hold it all together, I think they´ve created a cool mix of emo, powerpop and indie rock where the 10 minute long title track is a joy for the ears. The weird song titles "E", "Z", "U, "O" doesnt make any sense but the music does. I don´t care much for the garage rock of "Living without love" but their flirt with Talking Heads on "Deranged and desperate" feels refreshing. Another mighty fine song that should be released as a single is "Let it all go", just listen to the smart guitar harmonies. This is good stuff.