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. 2.14.2019
    Hartford, CT
    Webster Theater
  2. 2.15.2019
    Brooklyn, NY
    Knitting Factory
  3. 2.16.2019
    Philadelphia, PA
    Voltage Lounge
  4. 2.17.2019
    Richmond, VA
    Canal Club
  5. 2.19.2019
    Columbus, OH
    Donatos Basement

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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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@savefacenj

since u been gone!!! this week we are loving and appreciating kelly clarkson !!! 👇👋💔 https://t.co/CTtrUtnbjK

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@savefacenj

cannot wait for this @puptheband album to rock my fucking ass https://t.co/zEVxqtGUGX

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@savefacenj

anyone remember when @HotMulligan was just Warm Mulligan? 😔rt 4 the good ol days

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@savefacenj

would you rather by @phoebe_bridgers !!! 👩🏻‍🦳🖤💀🌄 https://t.co/oTIKlCI0bB

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@savefacenj

doctor: whats wrong?

me: well doc, i just cannot for the life of me stop doing that thing where you hit the string… https://t.co/wehV1uaqLk

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@savefacenj

we had to cut hartcake( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) https://t.co/EBFnnarOnu

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@savefacenj

we Rocked really fucking hard in 2018. but we are not COWARDS and I’m here to inform you that we intend to be Rocki… https://t.co/n1Vl8RJxFh

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