* Recording with Jon Low (Twin Sister, mewithoutYou, Sharon Van Etten)
* 7″ Artwork / Tracklisting Coming Soon
* Upcoming Shows with Self Defense Family, Red Collar and Signals Midwest
Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico) is excited to announce the release of a brand new 7″ from Philadelphia, PA’s Restorations. The band has booked studio time for later this month to record two brand new tracks for the 7″ which will see a Summer release from the label. The 7″ will follow up Restorations critically-acclaimed Self-Titled debut LP, released on Tiny Engines in 2011.
Restorations will enter Miner Street in Philadelphia later this month to record two new songs with Jon Low (Twin Sister, mewithoutYou, Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten). The band just finished their first Canadian tour with Rosetta and are currently writing for their sophomore full-length, tentatively scheduled for early 2013. Restorations will head out for a weekend with Self Defense Family in April and a weekend with label mates Red Collar and Signals Midwest in May. They will also be playing acoustic for the Move on MS benefit @ American Trash in Manhattan on March 29th.
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 record. – Punknews.org
– 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