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Treasure Fest! (Charlotte, NC / May 17-18)

By , 11 May, 2013, 1 Comment

THIRD ANNUAL TREASURE FEST! (Charlotte, NC / May 17-18, 2013)

• Purchase Early Tickets Now to win prizes from Sorry StateTiny EnginesFat Sandwich RecordsBitter Melody RecordsSelf Aware Records and Lunchbox Records, plus two passes to FEST 12
• Featuring over 70 Independent Bands, including Franz NicolayDouble NegativeRed CollarWhatever BrainsMuseum MouthBrick MowerSundialsBarrowOld Flings + more

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Just a quick reminder that the Third Annual TREASURE FEST is scheduled to take place in one week on May 17th and 18th in Charlotte, NC. The two-day event will showcase over 70 independent bands from all over the East Coast.

Discounted weekend passes are available until next Friday (May 17) for just $25. Grab your tickets early here and support a strictly DIY festival, free from corporate sponsorship and where all profit goes directly to the amazing artists involved. Passes will be available at shows for $30 as well.

On a related note, if you buy your tickets now, you’ll be automatically entered in an raffle which includes two free passes to FEST 12 in Gainesville, FL, as well as numerous prizes from the likes of Sorry StateTiny EnginesFat Sandwich RecordsBitter Melody RecordsSelf Aware Records and Lunchbox Records.

Featuring up-and-coming and established independent artists from unique DIY backgrounds playing punk, hardcore, metal, Americana and just about everything in between, Treasure Fest’s past two years were rousing triumphs for the city of Charlotte, its underground music community and of course all the participating venues and bands. The third annual Treasure Fest will continue to embrace that enduring punk rock ethic and do-it-together attitude while staying true to its ultimate goal – fun times and a true appreciation of the wealth of talent on display.

This year’s festival will host Franz NicolayDouble NegativeRed CollarWhatever BrainsMuseum MouthBrick MowerSundialsBarrowOld Flings and many more. You can view the most up-to-date list of bandshere. A full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you next week! If you have any additional questions, drop me a line here or send an email to the festival organizers here, Don’t forget to follow Treasure Fest on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Treasure Fest (Charlotte, NC / May 17-18) – Advance Tickets Now Available

By , 15 March, 2013, No Comment

Third Annual TREASURE FEST (Charlotte, NC / May 17-18, 2013): Tickets On Sale Now

• Featuring over 70 Independent Bands, including Franz NicolayDouble NegativeRed CollarCampaignWhatever BrainsMuseum MouthBrick MowerSpringtimeBarrowOld Flings + more
• Advance Ticket Raffle includes two passes to FEST 12, plus prizes from Mayfly RecordsTiny EnginesSorry StateFat Sandwich RecordsSelf Aware Records and Lunchbox Records.

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The Third Annual TREASURE FEST is scheduled to take place in Charlotte, NC on May 17-18 and will showcase over 70 independent bands from all over the East Coast.

A discounted weekend pass for Friday and Saturday is now available for just $25. Grab your tickets early here and support a strictly DIY festival, free from corporate sponsorship and where all profit goes directly to the amazing artists involved. Passes will be available for $30 during the weekend of the as well.

On a related note, if you buy your passes now, you’ll be automatically entered in an Advance Ticket Raffle, which includes two free passes to FEST 12 in Gainesville, FL, as well as numerous prizes from the likes of Mayfly RecordsTiny EnginesSorry StateFat Sandwich RecordsSelf Aware Records and Lunchbox Records.

Featuring up-and-coming and established independent artists from unique DIY backgrounds playing punk, hardcore, metal, Americana and just about everything in between, Treasure Fest’s past two years were rousing triumphs for the city of Charlotte, its underground music community and of course all the participating venues and bands. The third annual Treasure Fest will continue to embrace that enduring punk rock ethic and do-it-together attitude while staying true to its ultimate goal – fun times and a true appreciation of the wealth of talent on display.

This year’s festival will host Franz NicolayDouble NegativeRed CollarCampaignWhatever BrainsMuseum MouthBrick MowerSpringtimeBarrowOld Flings and many more. You can view the most up-to-date list of bands here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in May! If you have any additional questions, drop me a line here or send an email to the festival organizers here, Don’t forget to follow Treasure Fest on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Tiny Engines – Red Collar / Best Practices Pre-Orders Now Available

By , 3 May, 2012, No Comment

RED COLLAR: Welcome Home LP Pre-Order Available Now On TINY ENGINES

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* Welcome Home Out 6/12/12
* Stream tracks on Punknews.org and Alternative Press
* Band named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012
* Upcoming shows with Less Than Jake, Restorations, Signals Midwest + The Fest

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Welcome Home, the sophomore full-length from Durham, NC rock band Red Collar, is now available for pre-order from Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations). The 12″ LP will see a June 12, 2012 release date. Also worth noting, all vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 10-song album. The album is also available for early digital purchase here.

The Welcome Home 12″ vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on three colorways (75 White w/ black swirl 180 gram vinyl / 150 Clear w/ black smoke 180 gram vinyl / 275 Black 180 gram vinyl). All pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record. There are also vinyl combo packs and vinyl + tee packages available.

You can hear a brand new song, “Choices” on Punknews.org. Also, “American Me” can be heard on Alternative Press as well. The band was recently named as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012 along with fellow Tiny Engines labelmates, Signals Midwest (Issue #285).

Three years in the making, Red Collar’s Welcome Home fulfills the promise of the band’s acclaimed debut full-length, 2009′s Pilgrim. Welcome Home continues the tradition of heart pounding indie punk & roll from the Durham, NC quartet but expands the palette with dynamic results. Red Collar combine the jagged rhythms of DC punk along with the soulful, working class spirit and lyrical bend of bands like The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem. Never shying away from their influences, the band proudly displays the earnestness of Springsteen, the boldness of The Replacements and the swagger of The Clash firmly on their sleeves. All that you know and love about Red Collar remains but Welcome Home opens up into hauntingly beautiful songwriting territory that touches on the timelessness of Americana roots. Red Collar is back and they are better than ever! Welcome home indeed.

Red Collar will be playing Treasure Fest in Charlotte, NC later this month sandwiched in between a show with Less Than Jake and their LP release show in Durham with labelmates Restorations and Signals Midwest. The band will also be playing Death To False Hope Fest in June and are confirmed, once again, for The Fest in Gainesville in October.

Upcoming Shows
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MAY 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall w/ Less Than Jake
MAY 18 – Charlotte, NC TREASURE FEST @ Snug Harbor w/ Restorations, Signals Midwest, Jr. Astronomers & more
MAY 19 – Durham, NC LP RELEASE SHOW @ Motorco Music Hall w/ Restorations, Signals Midwest, Maple Stave
JUN 29 – Durham, NC DEATH TO FALSE HOPE FEST @ Motorco Music Hall w/ The Holy Mess, Mixtapes, Elway, Banquets, The Fake Boys & more

AND…

BEST PRACTICES: The EP LP 12″ Pre-Order Available Now On TINY ENGINES

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* The EP LP Out June 19, 2012
* Stream full album here
* Upcoming shows / The Fest / Recording soon

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Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) welcomed Providence, RI’s Best Practices to its expanding roster earlier this year. The label is excited to announce the band’s debut, The EP LP, is now available for pre-order on one-sided 12″ vinyl. The 12″ will see a June 19, 2012 release date. Also worth noting, all vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 9-song album. The album is also available for early digital purchase here. You can stream the entire record on Bandcamp.

The The EP LP 12″ vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on three colorways (75 Yellow / 175 Black w/ screened B-side / 250 Translucent Green). All pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record. There are also vinyl combo packs and vinyl + tee packages available.

Featuring current/former members of Light The Fuse And Run, Wow, Owls!, Weak Teeth and Jesuscentric, Best Practices is a return to the fundamentals of punk rock. On the band’s Tiny Engines debut, The EP LP, the quartet lets loose a whirlwind of (garage power pop) punk fury. Recorded with Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) at Dead Air Studios, Best Practices pummel their way through 9 songs in 12 glorious minutes. The band comes close to careening off the edge at points but never seem to overtake themselves. Chock full of razor sharp hooks Best Practices lays down a furious gauntlet that is as catchy as it is exhausting. All your left with as The EP LP fires towards the finish line is the feeling that you just want to do it all over again.

Best Practices have some confirmed hometown shows upcoming and will be swinging South down to VA and back up through Philly in August (details to come). The band has also been confirmed for The Fest in Gainesville in October. Also, the band will be heading back into Dead Air Studios in late June/early July to record new material. Stay tuned!

Upcoming Shows
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MAY 23 – Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Peace Be Still, Greys
JUN 06 – Providence, RI @ Squid Amps w/ Homelife, Eyes Wide
JUL 02 – Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ You Blew It, The World Is A Beautiful Place…

Be sure to follow Tiny Engines’ Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages for more exclusive news!

Treasure Fest (Charlotte, NC / May 18-19) – Advance Tickets Available

By , 30 April, 2012, No Comment

Second Annual TREASURE FEST (Charlotte, NC / May 18-19, 2012): Tickets Now On Sale

• Featuring over 60 Independent Bands, including Algernon Cadwallader, Restorations, Worn In Red, Flashlights, Double Negative, The Emotron, Hopalong, Red Collar + more
Advance Ticket Raffle featuring prizes from No Idea, Tiny Engines, Sorry State Records, Fat Sandwich Records, Self Aware Records and Lunchbox Records.
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In less than three weeks (May 18-19), the Second Annual TREASURE FEST will take place in Charlotte, NC showcasing over 60 independent bands from all over the East Coast.

A weekend pass for Friday and Saturday is now available for just $25. Grab your tickets early here and support a strictly DIY festival, free from corporate sponsorship and where all profit goes directly to the amazing artists involved.

Not only that, but you’ll be entered in an Advance Ticket Raffle, which includes numerous prizes – test pressings, vinyl records, CDs, tee shirts and even a free pass to FEST 11 in Gainesville, FL – from the likes of No Idea, Tiny Engines, Sorry State Records, Fat Sandwich Records, Self Aware Records and Lunchbox Records.

Featuring amazing up-and-coming and established independent artists from unique DIY backgrounds playing punk, hardcore, metal, Americana and just about everything in between, 2011′s festival was a rousing triumph for the city of Charlotte, its underground music community and of course all the participating venues and bands. The second annual Treasure Fest will continue to embrace that enduring punk rock ethic and do-it-together attitude while staying true to its ultimate goal – fun times and a true appreciation of the wealth of talent on display.

This year’s festival will host Algernon Cadwallader, Restorations, Flashlights, Worn In Red, Double Negative, Signals Midwest, Black Wine, Andy The Doorbum, Hopalong, 1994, Campaign, The Emotron, Museum Mouth, Red Collar and many more. You can view the most up-to-date list of bands here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in three weeks! If you have any additional questions, drop me a line here or send an email to the festival organizers here, Don’t forget to follow Treasure Fest on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Restorations – Premiere New Song / Artwork & Tracklisting Revealed For Upcoming 7″ on Tiny Engines

By , 24 April, 2012, No Comment

RESTORATIONS – Premiere New Song From Upcoming 7″ on TINY ENGINES
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* “A” exclusively debuting on Alternative Press
* Recorded with Jon Low (Twin Sister, mewithoutYou, Sharon Van Etten)
* A/B 7″ Artwork / Tracklisting Revealed
* Upcoming shows with labelmates Red Collar, Signals Midwest and Monument

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Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico) is excited to unveil the newest release from Philadelphia, PA’s Restorations, a 7″ titled A/B. The band entered Miner Street Studios in Philadelphia in March to record two new songs with Jon Low (Twin Sister, mewithoutYou, Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten) and Tiny Engines will be releasing the 7″ this Summer. The release follows up Restorations critically-acclaimed Self-Titled debut LP, released on Tiny Engines in 2011.

You can stream the first track off A/B, simply titled “A”, on Alternative Press right now.

Restorations is currently writing for their upcoming sophomore full-length, tentatively scheduled for early 2013. The band will be stepping out for a weekend celebration of shows with label mates Red Collar, Signals Midwest and Monument in May.

WEEKEND TOUR
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MAY 18 – Charlotte, NC TREASURE FEST @ Snug Harbor w/ Red Collar, Signals Midwest, Jr. Astronomers & more
MAY 19 – Durham, NC RED COLLAR LP RELEASE SHOW @ Motorco Music Hall w/ Red Collar, Signals Midwest, Maple Stave
MAY 20 – Washington, DC @ The Dugout w/ Signals Midwest, Monument, Ryan Ford

Red Collar – Debut New Song / Artwork & Tracklisting Revealed For Upcoming LP on Tiny Engines

By , 9 April, 2012, No Comment

RED COLLAR – Debut New Song / Release Artwork & Tracklisting for upcoming LP on Tiny Engines
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* Welcome Home To Be Released 6/12/12
* Exclusive Song Premiere of “American Me” on Alternative Press
* Artwork/Tracklisting Released
* Band named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012
* Upcoming shows announced

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Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) welcomed Durham, NC rock band Red Collar to its roster recently. The band has completed their sophomore full-length, Welcome Home, and the Carolina-based label will release the album on 12″ vinyl this summer. Welcome Home is the follow up to the band’s debut full-length, 2009′s Pilgrim. Pre-orders for the vinyl will begin in May with an official release date set for June 12, 2012.

You can hear a brand new song, “American Me”, on Alternative Press right now! The band was recently named as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012 along with fellow Tiny Engines labelmates, Signals Midwest (Issue #285).

Three years in the making, Red Collar’s Welcome Home fulfills the promise of the band’s acclaimed debut full-length, 2009′s Pilgrim. Welcome Home continues the tradition of heart pounding indie punk & roll from the Durham, NC quartet but expands the palette with dynamic results. Red Collar combine the jagged rhythms of DC punk along with the soulful, working class spirit and lyrical bend of bands like The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem. Never shying away from their influences, the band proudly displays the earnestness of Springsteen, the boldness of The Replacements and the swagger of The Clash firmly on their sleeves. All that you know and love about Red Collar remains but Welcome Home opens up into hauntingly beautiful songwriting territory that touches on the timelessness of Americana roots. Red Collar is back and they are better than ever! Welcome home indeed.

Red Collar will be playing Treasure Fest in Charlotte, NC in May and Death To False Hope Records Fest in their hometown of Durham, NC in June. The band’s record release show will be happening May 19th at Motorco Music Hall in Durham with Restorations, Signals Midwest and Maple Stave.

TRACK LISTING
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01. Orphanage
02. American Me
03. The Old Piano Roll
04. Fade Into The Night
05. This House
06. Dodge K
07. Choices
08. Two Daughters
09. Losing My Accent
10. Welcome Home

Tiny Engines Announce New Restorations 7″

By , 12 March, 2012, No Comment

RESTORATIONS – Announce Upcoming 7″ on TINY ENGINES
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* 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

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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.

BIO
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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.

PRESS QUOTES
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- 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

Red Collar Joins Tiny Engines

By , 27 February, 2012, 1 Comment

RED COLLAR joins TINY ENGINES / New LP Out Summer 2012
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* Welcome Home To Be Released 6/12/12
* Band named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012
* Artwork / Tracklisting coming soon

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Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) is honored to welcome Durham, NC rock band Red Collar to its roster. The Carolina-based label will release the band’s sophomore full-length, Welcome Home, on 12″ vinyl this summer. Welcome Home is the follow up to the band’s debut full-length, 2009′s Pilgrim. Pre-orders for the vinyl will begin in May with an official release date set for June 12, 2012.

The band was recently named as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012 along with fellow Tiny Engines labelmates, Signals Midwest. The issue (#285) hits streets in early March!

Three years in the making, Red Collar’s Welcome Home fulfills the promise of the band’s acclaimed debut full-length, 2009′s Pilgrim. Welcome Home continues the tradition of heart pounding indie punk & roll from the Durham, NC quartet but expands the palette with dynamic results. Red Collar combine the jagged rhythms of DC punk along with the soulful, working class spirit and lyrical bend of bands like The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem. Never shying away from their influences, the band proudly displays the earnestness of Springsteen, the boldness of The Replacements and the swagger of The Clash firmly on their sleeves. All that you know and love about Red Collar remains but Welcome Home opens up into hauntingly beautiful songwriting territory that touches on the timelessness of Americana roots. Red Collar is back and they are better than ever! Welcome home!

Stay tuned for final artwork/tracklisting as well as upcoming song premieres. Also, be sure to follow Tiny Engines’ Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter pages for more exclusive news upcoming.

“As hard as it has become to forge an original sound in any scene these days, Red Collar have done a nice job in carving out a new niche with Pilgrim.” Punknews.org
“To be eloquent: this shit needs to be played loud! “Consequence of Sound
“Stocked with highlights, Pilgrim—a dynamic departure that shows Red Collar is as capable of measured albums as it is explosive shows—counts as a triumph.”Indy Week
“This Durham, NC band follows up their promising initial EP with an even better debut album, injecting the EP’s anthemic, post-hardcore sound reminiscent of Fugazi and Mission of Burma with a healthy dose of blue-collar Springsteen rock, a natural fit for the band’s class-conscious idealism, expressed in catchy songs with bristling guitar hooks and shouted gang choruses.”KEXP
“The band from Durham, North Carolina delivers an amazing, ambitious, and surprisingly complex album that combines jagged post-punk with heartland Americana that would make Springsteen smile. Pilgrim is one-of-a-kind and one heck of an exciting listen. One of 2009′s best for sure.”Can You See The Sunset

Second Annual Treasure Fest Announced (May 18-19)

By , 13 February, 2012, No Comment

Second Annual TREASURE FEST Announced: Charlotte, NC / May 18-19, 2012

• Two-day independent music festival featuring the best in underground Punk, Hardcore, Emo, Indie, Americana, Metal + more
• Early confirmations include Algernon Cadwallader, Restorations, Double Negative, Sundials, Young and in the Way, Leather, Red Collar+ more

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The second annual Treasure Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina has officially been announced for the weekend of May 18-19, 2012. While additional details are still forthcoming, the two-day extravaganza will build upon last year’s overwhelming success by showcasing over 50 incredible independent bands from all over the East Coast and beyond.

More artists will be announced over the course of the next few weeks, but early confirmations include Algernon Cadwallader, Restorations, Double Negative, Sundials, Worn In Red, Leather, Black Wine, Museum Mouth, Glocca Mora, The Emotron, Red Collar and Charlotte’s own Young and in the Way. You can view the most up-to-date list of bands here .

Featuring a ton of amazing up-and-coming and established independent artists from unique DIY backgrounds playing metal, Americana and just about everything in between, 2011′s festival was a rousing triumph for the city of Charlotte, its underground music community and of course all the participating venues and bands. The second annual Treasure Fest will continue to embrace that enduring punk rock ethic and do-it-together attitude while staying true to its ultimate goal – fun times and a true appreciation of the wealth of talent on display.

Stay tuned for more updates and confirmations at the end of the month, as well as ticket information and other cool stuff, including a prize raffle, a free mp3 compilation and more. For the most up-to-date information, you can keep up with everything here. Don’t forget to follow Treasure Fest on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Restorations Announce October Tour

By , 20 September, 2011, No Comment

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

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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.

OCTOBER TOUR
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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 (restorationstheband@gmail.com 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

ADDITIONAL MEDIA
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• 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)

BIO
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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.

PRESS QUOTES
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- 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

Treasure Fest (Charlotte, NC / May 20 – 21) – Advance Tickets Available / Free MP3 Comp

By , 10 May, 2011, No Comment

TREASURE FEST (Charlotte, NC / May 20-21) – Weekend Passes Now Available
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• Featuring over 60 Independent Bands, including Algernon Cadwallader, Daytrader, Restorations, Snowing, 1994! + more
Advance ticket raffle with prizes from Tiny Engines, Sorry State, Self Aware & Lunchbox Records
• Download free 46-song MP3 Compilation

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In less than two weeks (May 20-21), the first annual TREASURE FEST will take place in Charlotte, NC showcasing over 60 independent bands from all over the East Coast.

A weekend pass for Friday and Saturday is now available for just $25. Grab your tickets early here and support a strictly DIY festival, free from corporate sponsorship and where all profit goes directly to the amazing bands involved.

And what about the bands? Treasure Fest will feature a ton of amazing up-and-coming and established indie / punk artists from different DIY backgrounds, including Algernon Cadwallader, Daytrader, Restorations, Snowing, 1994!, Everyone Everywhere, The Tim Version, Monument, Landmines, Worn In Red, Annabel, Yardwork, Red Collar, Campaign, Mose Giganticus and many more.

You can view the full lineup here and the complete schedule here.

While walk-up tickets are available at each venue, buying an early weekend pass ensures entrance to every show. As an added bonus, advance ticket purchases will automatically be entered in a raffle to win various prize packs boasting some incredible items (lots of test pressings and vinyl releases!) from some of the bands and labels involved, including Tiny Engines, Sorry State, Self Aware and Lunchbox Records. You can view a complete list of prizes here.

Finally, the 46 of the bands playing Treasure Fest have contributed one song a piece to a free MP3 Compilation which is now available to download for a limited time. To view a track listing and to grab the comp, go here.

Restorations – New Video Premier at Punknews.org

By , 19 April, 2011, No Comment

RESTORATIONS – Releases New Video For “When You’re Older
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• Premiering exclusively at Punknews.org
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 Epitonic.com

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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 Punknews.org.

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 Epitonic.com, 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.

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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.