Restorations – Pre-Order New LP / Song Premier On Relaunch

RESTORATIONS – New 12″ Available for Pre-Order

Self-Titled LP out April 19, 2011 on Tiny Engines
• Early digital release date (March 22, 2011)
• “Neighborhood Song” premiers on site relaunch (free mp3)
• “West River” featured on new Burning Building Recordings comp (stream)


Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico) is excited to announce that the highly anticipated Self-Titled debut full-length from Philadelphia’s RESTORATIONS is now available for pre-order.

The upcoming eight-song LP is limited to a pressing of 500 (300 x black 180 gram, 150 x clear / yellow swirl, 50 x clear / black swirl) and features gatefold jackets with art and design by Bruno Guerreiro. The official street date for the vinyl is April 19th, 2011. However, pre-orders will ship several weeks in advance. Additionally, the record will get an early March 22nd digital release date via iTunes and Bandcamp. For more information, go here.

To celebrate the pre-order, Tiny Engines and Restorations have teamed up with on the venerable site’s long-awaited relaunch event – which happens to be the 12th anniversary of the day it originally launched in 1999 – to premier a free mp3 for “Neighborhood Song.” Including Restorations, twelve bands are debuting new music exclusively at Epitonic, including The Wrens, Marissa Nadler, Bloodiest, STRFKR, Braids, Withered Hand and more.

In its heyday, Epitonic was one of the Web’s first and most beloved editorial music discovery sites, with over 500,000 unique monthly visitors, love from countless bands and labels, a Wired “Best Music Site” nomination and a Webby Award. Hard times forced it into dormancy in 2004, but after a successful Kickstarter campaign, the new promises to recapture the spirit of the original by curating and filtering underground music while utilizes new technology and features that were unfathomable when the site was first built.

In addition to the free mp3 download at, you can stream yet another new Restorations track (“West River”) at Burning Building Recordings. The Seattle label recently announced “We Love This Comp.” Vol. 1 (out March 29th) which features songs from the likes of Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts,, Post Harbor and more.

Of course, don’t forget to check out the stream for “When You’re Older” which premiered at Alternative Press last week, as well as an mp3 for “Broken Vacuum” at RCRD LBL.

Recorded by Algernon Cadwallader‘s Joe Reinhart (My Heart To Joy, Monument, Snowing) and mixed by Jonathan Low (Dr. Dog, Danielson, mewithoutYou), the Self-Titled LP is the follow up to Restorations’ 2010 EP Strange Behavior on Paper + Plastick, as well as the band’s recent 7″ split with Rosetta (Cavity Records) and debut 7″ Of Trees / Frankford on Evil Weevil Records.

On Restorations’ Self-Titled debut full-length, the Philly quintet creates songs that are layered, tension-building monsters which lean heavily on a rhythm section that could probably knock a hole in the side of a Sherman tank. Still, that never takes away from the band’s ability to craft warm, stirring melodies, enduring hooks and dynamic song structures. Cascading guitars, pulsing waves of reverb and spacey flourishes are held together by Jon Loudon’s raspy-yet-tuneful growl. His delivery transmits confidence, wisdom and a bit of wear and tear – perhaps from years fronting underground DIY heroes Jena Berlin – but he also sings with a soulful, youthful exuberance that feels like he genuinely loves the process of creating music. If you’ve been searching for a thoughtful, nuanced take on punk and indie rock – and all the sub-genres they entail – Restorations might just be your new favorite band.

Occupying a niche firmly planted between the aggression of hardcore, the earnestness of mid-western roots rock, and the jangly, shoegazing intelligentsia of indie, Restorations sound unlike any other band I’ve heard in quite some time.The Ripple Effect
This type of restrained punk energy filtered through a dynamic spectrum of sounds yields an aural image of the Drive-By Truckers with Frankie Stubbs of Leatherface in the driver’s seat.Beat The Indie Drum
An indie-tinged punk act that is either a spacier Lucero / Gaslight Anthem-type or a punker Broken Social
Restorations’ delivery is perfectly unique and, once it starts, it will be absolutely impossible to ignore.Ground Control
Imagine if Wilco grew up on a steady diet of punk rock and Dischord Records.The Byke Rack

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