20th Anniversary of Saves the Day’s “Through Being Cool” Coming Up

Chris Conley of Saves The Day performs at Saturn Birmingham in March in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images

1999 was a good year for pop-punk. Blink 182’s Enema of the State, New Found Glory’s Nothing Gold Can Stay and Jimmy Eat World’s Clarity all helped rush in a resurgence in the genre that would go strong through the early 2000s. And among those classic albums is, of course, Through Being Cool by Saves the Day.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album, the band is planning to release a remastered double LP edition, together with nine demos that were recorded in their basement and have never been heard before!

The release date is expected to be on Oct. 25.

Talking about the creation of the album, singer and main lyricist Chris Conley spoke with Loudwire about how he came up with some of the often controversial lyrics:

“There are a lot of lyrics that I would not write now or even think of now, but the thing was that I was doing writing assignments,” explained Conley who was taking creative writing classes back then. “This might alter someone’s perception of the album, but this is true — some of the songs aren’t about things that happened, they’re about emotions.”

We don’t think Chris has anything to worry about — knowing that the angst-driven anthems of 1999 were essentially homework assignments only adds a new and interesting depth to their appeal!