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. 5.18.2020
    London, United Kingdom
    New Cross Inn
  2. 5.19.2020
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    The Hope & Ruin
  3. 5.20.2020
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    The Wheatsheaf
  4. 5.21.2020
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    The Parish
  5. 5.22.2020
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Star And Garter

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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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democracy is dead!

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@savefacenj

remember local shows? 😔damn miss this so much rn https://t.co/4vV9RB1n1n

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@savefacenj

either spotify made a mistake, or @microwaveatl dropped an absolute club banger this morning https://t.co/9NYYpAyj3y

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@savefacenj

OH SHIT a medley this is epic plans mashed w ham culture abuse slaughter beach dog I love when y’all make cool art… https://t.co/4LMr9TgEK8

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@savefacenj

working on 2 albums rn one save face 1 not save face 😲 https://t.co/MlM1Zy4Cgc

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@savefacenj

Stoked to postpone

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@savefacenj

“yeah?!! Well back in my day we did a 9 week tour on a bicycle and got paid in bubble gum! we ate nickels and had t… https://t.co/SWN7DwZeYG

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Folly: Animal Crossing style 🔥 i know nothing about this game but this is crazy it looks perfect??? SO SICK i just… https://t.co/7DQ9NWNjKW

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