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New Jersey-based rock band Save Face have released their full-length debut, Merci. The album is the band’s first release for Epitaph.

With its catchy-yet-off-kilter and viscerally charged sound, Merci is a concept album about an addict dealing with post-rehab relationship struggles and an eventual paranoia-fueled meltdown. Partly inspired by the theatricality of such bands as Queen, Merci is driven by a dramatic tension that reflects Save Face’s mission of making emotionally complex, multi-faceted art.

“I think the biggest challenge is writing something that has merit in an artistic context while still being palatable and digestible for an average listener,” notes vocalist/guitarist Tyler Povanda, whose bandmates include guitarist Phil McGarry, bassist Chris Aveta, and drummer Chris Flannery. “I want someone to put these songs on while they’re having a great day the same way they can listen to it while going through a crisis.”

Formed in 2012, Save Face released their debut EP Folly in 2016. Last November, the band delivered Folly: On The Rocks—a stripped-down, partly acoustic, more intimate rendition of that EP. With their remarkable work ethic, Save Face have played hundreds of shows per year, spending an impressive nine months on the road in 2017 (including a run with their labelmates The Menzingers).

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    New York, NY
    Webster Hall

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Save Face

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New Jersey-based rock band Save Face have released their full-length debut, Merci. The album is the band’s first release for Epitaph.

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i wrote a new song today and started sobbing uncontrollably when i realized this is the first time since maybe 2017… https://t.co/jUauSVtmK9

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@savefacenj

Playing a last min solo set tomorrow in Montclair, NJ at the meatlocker, playing Folly on the rocks and maybe merci… https://t.co/DdagxQlAa2

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@savefacenj

MY NEW FRIEND JACKSON MADE THEIR OWN @bartandtyler PODCAST BOOTLEG SHIRT 🤯 this shit gets me@sofuckinghyped… https://t.co/RFSOBFqt85

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@savefacenj

we have one more show this year and I think we’re going to play folly front to back. Or merci? Idk we have a long s… https://t.co/TDTeGSpLN8

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@savefacenj

bart and tyler in the Big Apple 🍎 😯 rt’s n f’s for your Kings https://t.co/vImzZhkg9D

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@savefacenj

⚡️⚡️BUMMER TABS⚡️⚡️
Pretend drop d says d standard🤬
this is for the Real Rockers and everyone who was on ultimate g… https://t.co/xeYO4kNw4h

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@savefacenj

when I totaled my car two years ago in a blizzard on my way to tour my original 3cheers cd got stuck inside the pla… https://t.co/FZQasDd0gv

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@savefacenj

all im gonna say is we did the cover and now mcr is back YOU ARE WELCOME

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