So it’s Friday night, and instead of being out doing what twentysomething dudes are supposed to be doing, my friends and I are huddled around a shitty Sony boombox in the Synthesis office listening to the new Saves the Day record, Under the Boards. It basically rules. I mean, I like In Reverie well enough and all, but as far as the majority of Saves the Day fans are concerned, that album was the lowpoint of the band’s career, with the ensuing follow-up, Sound the Alarm being something of a step back in the right direction. Under the Boards is a continuation of this, though certain aspects of the “new” Saves the Day - Chris Conley’s more semi-Beatlesesque vocal affect, guitars with less oomph and more jangle – do carry over. But for the most part, Under the Boards should satisfy both Saves the Day veterans and newbs. Its nothing spectacular, but it’s definitely another step back in the right direction.