Save Face - Merci
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: July 13, 2018

E.U. Release Date: July 13, 2018

Label: Epitaph

Recording Year: 2018

UPC/EAN Code: 45778760862

Merci

Save Face

About Merci by 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.

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. 11.14.2018
    Baltimore, MD
    Metro Gallery
  2. 11.15.2018
    New York, NY
    Mercury Lounge
  3. 11.17.2018
    Philadelphia, PA
    PhilaMOCA
  4. 11.19.2018
    Salt Lake City, UT
    In The Venue
  5. 11.29.2018
    Asbury Park, NJ
    House of Independents

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Save Face - Merci

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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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HERE’S AN INFORMATIVE VIDEO THAT TEACHES YOU IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE LOVE AND COMPASSION AND ALSO TELLS YOU THE REST… https://t.co/HM59c4HUPV

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@savefacenj

Huge shoutout to our friends in @Capstan_Band for this great news! They’ve shown us the utmost hospitality when we’… https://t.co/8CVTM4Uz6c

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PLAYING THREE MORE SHOWS THIS YEAR WITH A Will Away AND Future Teens!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!!!!

CT: tinyurl.com/AWASF-CT
MA: tinyurl.com/AWASF-MASS
NJ: tinyurl.com/AWASF-APNJ
Playing 'Merci' in full in NJ bc we are NOT cowards!!

www.saveface.band/tour

Poster by Stephanie O'Byrne

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@savefacenj

We require that our band name is at least 217px on every tour poster we’re on so people know we’re SICK and BADASS… https://t.co/6Ac53wAa9q

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@savefacenj

Wish more people would do this!! https://t.co/TtaNNSqZT1

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Chris sent in his mail-in ballot this week and I voted early today!!! There’s a reason you’re seeing so many people… https://t.co/KKm1VfHn0F

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