Can't Slow Down (Saves the Day album)

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Can't Slow Down
Studio album by Saves the Day
Released August 11, 1998
Recorded Winter 1997
Genre Melodic hardcore[1]
Length 31:19
Label Equal Vision
Producer Steve Evetts
Saves the Day chronology
Can't Slow Down
(1998)
I'm Sorry I'm Leaving
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Punknews 4/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic 3.7/5 stars[4]

Can't Slow Down is the first album by American rock band Saves the Day, released on August 25, 1998, by Equal Vision Records.

Background[edit]

Saves the Day formed in late 1997.[5]

Recording[edit]

The album was produced by Steve Evetts[6] purely because Evetts had previously worked with Lifetime – a band vocalist Chris Conley loved.[7] It was recorded during the winter break of Conley's senior year of high school,[8] and released after the band graduated from high school.[7] This album was the bass guitar player Sean McGrath's only recording with Saves the Day. (He is also responsible for changing the band's name from Sefler to Saves the Day.)

Unlike their later releases, this album has a melodic hardcore sound,[1] sharing the same sound of other bands like 7 Seconds or Lifetime.

Release[edit]

Saves the Day went on their first full tour of U.S. with Bane.[7] Can't Slow Down was released by Equal Vision on August 11, 1998.[9][nb 1] The album sold 8,000 copies by the time Through Being Cool (1999) was released.[7]

"Three Miles Down" inspired the band to record I'm Sorry I'm Leaving after a fan who was also an employee at Equal Vision suggested that they make an acoustic EP after hearing the song.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Conley.[6]

  1. "Deciding" – 1:55
  2. "The Choke" – 2:35
  3. "Handsome Boy" – 1:01
  4. "Blindfolded" – 3:13
  5. "Collision" – 1:25
  6. "Three Miles Down" – 1:36
  7. "Always Ten Feet Tall" – 3:25
  8. "Nebraska Bricks" – 2:04
  9. "Seeing It This Way" – 1:31
  10. "Hot Time in Delaware" – 1:45
  11. "Houses and Billboards" – 3:12
  12. "Obsolete" – 1:57
  13. "Sometimes, New Jersey" – 1:09
  14. "Jodie" – 4:36

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[6]

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ U.S. Equal Vision EVR 042[9]
Citations
  1. ^ a b Adams, Gregory (November 7, 2014). "Saves the Day Celebrate 15th Anniversary of 'Through Being Cool' with Vinyl Reissue". exclaim.ca. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Vincent Jeffries. "Can't Slow Down - Saves the Day - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Saves the Day". punknews.org. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Saves the Day reviews, music, news - sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "EVR: SAVES THE DAY". equalvision.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 1999. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c Can't Slow Down (Booklet). Saves the Day. Equal Vision. 1998. EVR 42. 
  7. ^ a b c d Ufberg, Max (November 3, 2014). "Happy Birthday, Through Being Cool: The Story Behind the Seminal Emo Album". WIRED. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Saves the Day". billboard.com. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Can't Slow Down - Equal Vision Records". Equal Vision Records. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 

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