NJ post hardcore vets SENSES FAIL have teamed up with their fellow emo punk rockers SAVES THE DAY for an awesome new split filled with 4 great covers of THE MISFITS. Dubbed “Through Being Ghoul”, the new record features new versions of “Some Kinda Hate”, “Where Eagles Dare”, “We Are 138” and “Attitude”, all of which can be heard right here. Check it out and GO HERE to order a copy.
To celebrate the release, Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley and Senses Fail frontman Buddy Nielsen told BrooklynVegan about their three favorite Misfits songs that they didn’t cover for this split.
Saves The Day has been busy since the release of their ninth full-length 9 in 2018, reissuing their seminal second full-length Through Being Cool, playing sold-out anniversary shows on both coasts, and hosting a pop-up shop with Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese last year. Chris Conley has stayed in touch with fans throughout the pandemic with Q&A’s, Happy Hours, and virtual performances such as his recent appearance for Riot Fest At Home. Senses Fail have spent the last two years continuing to tour, including a stop at Riot Fest and an Australian run in 2019 in support of their seventh album If There Is Light, It Will Find You. On top of reissuing their debut EP From the Depths of Dreams last year with Pure Noise Records, the band has been preparing for the release of a new full-length.
Chris Conley from SAVES THE DAY comments: “Being another band from New Jersey featuring lyrics that use ghoulish overkill you might think Saves The Day grew up listening to The Misfits, but I didn’t start listening to them until I moved to California in my 20s. Once I discovered their albums though I loved them. One of my favorite songs is “Die, Die My Darling” because it sounds like The Clash playing a punk show in a cemetery on Halloween. I love how short the song is, too. …” – see more at BrooklynVegan.
Buddy Nielsen from SENSES FAIL picks his best MISFITS tracks:
1. “Last Caress” – This was the first song I heard from them. I was probably 14 and I downloaded it on Limewire. I was shocked cause the lyrics are insane but its so catchy and poppy. It reminds me of smoking cigs in the garage in North NJ.
2. “Saturday Night” – Misfits purists probably hate this jam but I have always loved it. Reminds me of Elvis but punk. … – see more on BrooklynVegan.