Published October 16, 2330.Saves the DayIn Reverie (DreamWorks)On previous efforts, Saves the Day played a focused emo-punk attack. On In Reverie, the New Jersey natives explore the power-pop territory of Weezer and Ash. Unlike those bands, STD relies on intricate chord changes rather than simplified hooks. The music is upbeat and melodic, but Chris Conley’s lyrics offer murky tales of love and loss. Possessing a boy-like voice and the lyrical sensibilities of Morrissey, Conley de- livers a juxtaposition between light and dark rarely found in indie rock. —Johnston Farrow

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