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).

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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

ty to all the people that reached out to me about this. I ended up finding a new (better) place to live and got my… https://t.co/6SsWQvV49m

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it feels as tho my landlord is trying to push me out/evict me. they have completely dehumanized and bullied my part… https://t.co/y0oe59oETc

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@savefacenj

i have a couple new ideas im working on! getting close i think https://t.co/z2J5HdQ3wZ https://t.co/b3XT72QJ4z

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@savefacenj

Our first show in california was in a literal alleyway https://t.co/goiVUK2k36

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@savefacenj

I DON'T WANNA KNOW HOW I WOUND UP IN YOUR CAR AGAIN
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