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. 3.20.2020
    Chicago, IL
    Bottom Lounge
  2. 3.21.2020
    Ferndale, MI
    The Loving Touch
  3. 3.22.2020
    Lakewood, OH
    The Foundry Concert Club
  4. 3.23.2020
    Toronto, Canada
    Hard Luck Bar
  5. 3.25.2020
    Cambridge, MA
    The Sinclair

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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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i think i wanna play "yours" every night on this tour...

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@savefacenj

EAST COAST WORLD TOUR

w/ SAVE FACE @microwaveatl @elderbrother_ @leg_dog

AFTER THIS TOUR NO MORE SHOWS UNTIL FI… https://t.co/aPPKJ8pyiK

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@savefacenj

yeah if only we had about a dozen or so shows booked waiting to announce, that also included some other bands as we… https://t.co/72Iegz6sHD

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@savefacenj

the last couple years have beat the shit out of me but in 24 hours I’ll be on a plane omw to barts house to write a… https://t.co/875o0UlVC3

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@savefacenj

YO check out this awesome vid @ryanxellery made of their fav stuff they worked on this year thank you Ryan for putt… https://t.co/Mr91FHmpO1

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@savefacenj

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📸 @AKindOfLimbo at @bledfest https://t.co/YBfFtG8L6q

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“who’s pickle rick” - my dad

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