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. 9.19.2019
    Fresno, CA
    Strummers
  2. 9.20.2019
    Reno, NV
    Holland Project Gallery
  3. 9.23.2019
    Iowa City, IA
    Gabe's Inc
  4. 9.24.2019
    North Kansas City, MO
    The Rino
  5. 9.25.2019
    Saint Louis, MO
    The Firebird

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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

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@savefacenj

most of this year ive been pretty creatively discouraged and sometimes i get down about it but then i remember that… https://t.co/wKeZHl7bEg

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@savefacenj

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@savefacenj

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@savefacenj

most of this year ive been pretty creatively discouraged and sometimes i get down about it but then i remember that… https://t.co/wKeZHl7bEg

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@savefacenj

damn,,,,hang in there fam drink some water ❤️ https://t.co/euErOBu3rI

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@savefacenj

jade is one of the few people I know who likes northstar as much as me which is probably why this @osoosoband recor… https://t.co/2sLBwgQyXY

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@savefacenj

apparently all this video exists from shows earlier this year??? thas pretty cool ☃️
if you didnt hear @JFCREWBABYhttps://t.co/xTXh4c2cEA

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@savefacenj

GET UR TIX TEAM ⛹️‍♀️⛹️‍♀️⛹️‍♀️🧨🤯 https://t.co/Owz8BY2SDY

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@savefacenj

whole family is out on the road this fall ⛹️‍♀️ 🤑 https://t.co/GBOhimWHO5

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@savefacenj

hecko droppin the songs+the shows and the whole damn thing wow!!! so good so good makes me wanna do this stuff too… https://t.co/CDeVQlYOs8

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@savefacenj

save face twitter said backseat rights guess we're playing it!!!! check back next week 🌎⛹️‍♂️🚐 https://t.co/a69xCeSOZw

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@savefacenj

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