THE MODERN DAY SAINT
...AND TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE NOTHING
Convening at the junction where street punk and emo cross, The Modern Day Saint try exceptionally hard to put a distinct spin on what's going on today with mixed results. On AND TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE NOTHING, the sounds of desperation are fleshed out via confrontational punk numbers a la Hot Water Music like "Singing for Your Supper Ain't as Easy as It Sounds" and "(Reverse) Alchemy", while "How I Walk on Water" gutsily tugs at the heartstrings with a country fried vibe and "On My Stereo" resounds with a bluesy swagger like an acoustic Flogging Molly tune. While at times sounding a bit rote, like on the unnecessary keyboard interlude on "Solutions", this resilient troupe pulled through major tragedy (their singer on this recording suffered an onstage arrhythmia and is still recovering) and is still making music, a testament to the crew's determination. If you have a penchant for passionate post-hardcore that fuses Thursday and Avail, these guys deliver.