Merci, the new album from New Jersey rock band Save Face, is available now through Epitaph Records. It’s a visual album, with 14 music videos to accompany the release – watch them in the playlist below. You can purchase/stream the album here.
“Additionally, Save Face is currently selling Merci on Bandcamp and donating all proceeds to The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. The promotion will run throughout July 20 and Epitaph will match the amount earned.”
Merci is a concept album about perspective and the objectivity derived from a narrative dealing with 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.
Save Face is vocalist/guitarist Tyler Povanda, whose bandmates include guitarist Phil McGarry, bassist Chris Aveta, and drummer Chris Flannery. 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). Save Face will hit the road and tour in support of Merci, beginning July 19 in Redding, CA.
7/19 Redding, CA – The Annex
7/20 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
7/21 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
7/23 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
7/24 Albuquerque, NM – House Show
7/26 San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Patio
7/27 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
7/28 Denton, TX – House Show
7/29 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
7/30 Springfield, MO – FOH Lounge
7/31 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
8/1 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
8/2 Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar
8/3 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
8/4 Albany, NY – The Linda