Restorations Announce October Tour

RESTORATIONS – October Tour Announced (10/21 – 10/30)

• In support of SELF-TITLED LP (Tiny Engines)
• Shows with Look Mexico, Red Collar + more
• Appearances at CMJ, Southband and Down + The FEST 10
• Free mp3s, videos + more


RESTORATIONS has just announced an East Coast Tour in October – including stops at CMJ, Southband and Down and The FEST – in support of its SELF-TITLED debut LP released earlier this year on Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Everyone Everywhere).

Joining the Philly outfit will be a couple bands who know a thing or two about performing live: Look Mexico and Red Collar. Restorations will also share the stage with the likes of Bridge And Tunnel, None More Black, Dead To Me, Nightlights, Banquets, Dikembe, Junior Battles and more.

See below for a full tour schedule and other details. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line 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 and features gatefold jackets with art and design by Bruno Guerreiro. Grab your copy here or from the band at shows. The album is also available digitally via iTunes and Bandcamp.


OCT 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Acquatic People CMJ Showcase @ Fifth Estate Bar w/ Look Mexico, Tidal Arms, Summer Pledge, Ghastly City Sleep
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Look Mexico, Kite Party, Lightnening
OCT 23 – Camden, NJ @ Rutgers Camden w/ Look Mexico, Bridge And Tunnel, Banquets
OCT 24 – Alexandria, VA @ Little Man’s Garage ( for address) w/ Look Mexico
OCT 25 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave w/ Look Mexico, Red Collar, Gray Young
OCT 26 – Wilmington, NC – Southbound and Down Fest @ The Soapbox w/ Red Collar, Look Mexico, None More Black, Dead To Me, more
OCT 27 – Jacksonville, FL @ TBA w/ Red Collar
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL – The FEST @ Loosey’s w/ Dikembe, Junior Battles, Nightlights, Failures Union, more


• Music video: “When You’re Older
• Free mp3s: “Broken Vacuum” + “Neighborhood Song
• Listen: “Nonlocality” + “Canadian Club” at The Switchboard Sessions
• Watch: “Nonlocality” + “Broken Vacuum” (Acoustic Performance)
• Release show footage: live performance of full record
• Listen: The Key Studio Sessions (WXPN)


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.


Running roughshod across genre boundaries and scene expectations, Restorations is the kind of simmering, nostalgia-steeped record with the power to creep up and haunt you.A.V. Club
If you pine for music with true staying power instead of the hype-machine bullsh*t then you could stand to set this on repeat to wash away that excess. Beat The Indie Drum
This S/T trumps anything the band has done, showcasing its unique ability to fuse Americana, folk, shoegaze and roots rock all with a punk rock spirit.AMP
A shoo-in for my year-end top 10 … a tremendous album with big, indulgent song structures and sheets of beautiful sound.When You Motor Away
Songs with the same awe-inspiring guitar work as Mogwai and the lyrical and vocal grit and resonance of a Jay Farrar record.Exclaim
Restorations’ compositions are vast & its song structures are unconventional. More than worth the effort it requires.Alternative Press
An incredible album, and it just keeps growing on me … the sort of band that sings people’s lives.Independent Clauses
Thank you, Restorations, for renewing my faith in the rock band with two absolutely fantastic songs.Tympanogram
Captivating from beginning to end, this is one album that should be in your music collection.Oh So Fresh!
A rich sound built up on the basis of folk punk and beardcore … a truly fantastic
It will be hard to unseat these guys as my new band of the year.Stuffed Drunk and Merry
There’s never once a moment where the forward button is a temptation.Verbicide

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