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SOTD for 6/15/2009: Saves the Day – “At Your Funeral”

Today’s Song of the Day: 

Saves the Day – “At Your Funeral”

We’re not sure what drove it, but the SOTD team had death on its mind once again today.  As such, we decided to reach way back into our pocket and pull out a 2001 release by New Jersey-born rock band Saves The Day.  

“At Your Funeral” is arguably an indie punk emo anthem.  As the narrator wails into the microphone, it’s hard not to get caught up in the 90’s guitar riffs and emo vocals that are nothing short of Fall Out Boy pristine.  The lyrics are touching, but complex, and it’s beyond SOTD to fully comprehend them on our own.  Interviews given by lead singer Chris Conley suggest that the song deals with the death of the ego.  In any case, the painful picture of a friend’s death that is painted by Conley in this song is nothing short of heart-rending.  The emotion in the song is almost enough to make one feel pity for the lead singer, and disdain for the person who drove him to his pain.

Saves the Day 

“At Your Funeral” is not a song that typically goes in one ear and out the other.  It is immediately easy to relate to, and it’s catchy enough to stick in your head.  So, if you start to feel a little emo while you’re listening to the song, why not go ahead and ride it out for a bit?  But, please…will you at least cut it off before you grow a triangle of bangs over one eye?  What kind of mother wants to see her child with triangle bangs???  Sigh…we digress.

  

  

SOTD says, Saves the Day sounds like: “A 1990’s version of The Format, using lighter emo vocals to hide dark lyrical undertones.” 

  

SOTD Underappreciation Ratio (SUR):  8/4 = 2 U

   

SUR is defined as the factor of society’s current underappreciation, which is calculated by dividing the inherent greatness of the song by its current level of appreciation.  Examples of factors that drive a high “underappreciation score” include: not having the song available on iTunes/Amazon, no one having posted the lyrics online, not having a music video, etc.

    

Check out the video for STD…check that, the video for Saves the Day, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwW0q65VIas.  It’s a bit strange, but at least worth a temporary viewing.  The kid whose singing it looks 14.  We’re still not sure it’s an actual video.

  

 

About Song of the Day:

 The purpose of Song of the Day is to promote songs that are found to be disproportionately less known relative to how good the Song of the Day team thinks they actually are.  The Song of the Day team welcomes your submissions for consideration. 

 

Have some feedback for SOTD?  Know a new artist or song that SOTD absolutely needs to look at?  Let us know by simply replying to this post.  If your song is picked by our team, the submission will be credited to you, and you can beam with pride when it hits your inbox and/or WordPress. 

 

The best thing since Napster – Songofthedayteam.com and Songofthedayteam.wordpress.comSOTD has bought its own domain name!  We are currently in the process of determining the best method of site design, which will also involve figuring out who will design the site.  Follow the action (which is likely to be very, very slow-moving action…) at www.songofthedayteam.com.  The team is currently looking into surveying members for desired features, as the development of the site should bring SOTD’s musical submissions to a much larger audience.  In the meantime, check out our brand new blog – www.songofthedayteam.wordpress.com.

 

Enjoy!

SOTD

 

 

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