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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).

Upcoming Shows

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  1. 12.28.2018
    Asbury Park, NJ
    House of Independents
  2. 12.29.2018
    Saratoga County, NY
    Upstate Concert Hall
  3. 2.14.2019
    Hartford, CT
    Webster Theater
  4. 2.15.2019
    Brooklyn, NY
    Knitting Factory
  5. 2.16.2019
    Philadelphia, PA
    Voltage Lounge

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Save Face

Save Face

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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@savefacenj

hey tickets for these Rock Concerts just went on sale now fools!!!!

go to
https://t.co/gFqf3fyhi2

if that doesn'… https://t.co/NAafHIxIMu

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@savefacenj

Apparently there is a global 🌍 guitar riff shortage 🎸📉 so we’ve been called in 📞 to save the fucking world 🤷‍♀️ wit… https://t.co/ou5DUF3SzY

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@savefacenj

y'all made sunday night real special ❤️thank you. so much love to @awillawayct
@futureteensusa
and LEAD DIY for han… https://t.co/8OrmnyMlnV

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@savefacenj

hey gang, we put out this album in July and tonight we’re going to play it from start to finish in nj. really excit… https://t.co/UAThJStxeV

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@savefacenj

the best part about playing Boston is the free lobster dinner you get

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@savefacenj

Having multiple people send us these lil graphics with such high numbers is making me feel really great today. Tbh… https://t.co/GMG7VG7tqF

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@savefacenj

sometimes @graduatinglife facetimes me and we just show each other epic riffs

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@savefacenj

shout out to my mom for helping me pack all these merch orders!! 👩👏🏼if you got something last weekend I shipped it… https://t.co/6CcjScLQ7T

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