Restorations – New Video Premier at

RESTORATIONS – Releases New Video For “When You’re Older

• Premiering exclusively at
Self-Titled vinyl LP out today from Tiny Engines
• Release show footage – watch live performance of full record
• Front man Jon Loudon contributes guest playlist to


RESTORATIONS (Philadelphia, PA) has just unveiled a video for “When You’re Older,” the closing track from the band’s Self-Titled debut full-length, which is officially out today on 12″ vinyl from Tiny Engines. Directed by Steve Perrong and Jon Applebaum, you can watch the exclusive premier of the video courtesy of our friends at

Sticking with the video theme, there’s some great live footage of Restorations’ record release show at Kung Fu Necktie in Philly last month. The band played every song from the new album in sequence and you can watch the performance for each here.

Recorded by Algernon Cadwallader‘s Joe Reinhart and mixed by Jonathan Low (Dr. Dog, Danielson, mewithoutYou), Restorations’ Self-Titled LP is limited to a pressing of 500 on three colorways (300 black 180 gram / 150 clear yellow / 50 clear black swirl) and features gatefold jackets with art and design by Bruno Guerreiro. Grab your copy here or from the band at shows. Additionally, Restorations just set up a merch store where you can pick up the new album, older vinyl releases and even a tee shirt or two.

The Self-Titled record is also available digitally via iTunes and Bandcamp, where it is also available for full streaming. And don’t forget that you can still download free mp3s for “Broken Vacuum” and “Neighborhood Song” courtesy of RCRD LBL and, respectively.

On that note, front man Jon Loudon has contributed the featured guest playlist (including commentary) at Epitonic today. Check it out here and stick around to test some of the site’s newly-upgraded features.

Finally, a quick mention regarding Restorations playing Treasure Fest in Charlotte on May 21st: The two-day festival features the likes of Algernon Cadwallader, Daytrader, Snowing, Tim Version, Landmines, Worn In Red, 1994!, Campaign, Red Collar, Mose Giganticus and a ton more, including Tiny Engines’ bands Everyone Everywhere, Annabel and Monument. You can see the full lineup and schedule on the website and grab a two day pass for just $25 here. If you purchase tickets early, you’ll automatically be entered to win a grand prize featuring test pressings from all the Tiny Engines bands appearing at the fest, not to mention goodies from Sorry State, Lunchbox and Self Aware 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.

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