RESTORATIONS: A/B 7″ Pre-Order Available Now

Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico) is excited to announce the newest release from Philadelphia, PA’s Restorations, a 7″ titled A/B is available for pre-order now. The 7″ will see a July 10, 2012 release date. Also worth noting, all vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 2 songs. The EP is also available for early digital purchase here. The release follows up Restorations critically-acclaimed Self-Titled debut LP, released on Tiny Engines in 2011.

The A/B 7″ vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on four colorways (60 Red / 90 Yellow (75 for Poison City exclusive) / 125 Green / 225 Blue). 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 stream “A” on Alternative Press and “B” on Punknews.org right now.

Restorations will be staying busy with fests in the Summer & Fall. The band will head down under to Australia for Poison City’s Weekender Fest in September. The band is once again confirmed to play The Fest in Gainesville in October. Also, Restorations will be playing the inaugural I Got Brains Fest in Blacksburg, VA in August. Stay tuned for more show announcements.

When Restorations released their Self-Titled full-length in April of 2011, conversation about the Philadelphian band seemed fixated on one thing: finding some box in which to fit them. Though some come close, almost every attempt to define Restorations has fallen short. It’s not that this first full-length is indescribable; it’s simply indefinable.

On A/B, a two-song seven-inch released by Tiny Engines in the summer of 2012, Restorations refines this sound further, but, to the dismay of rock critics around the world, they steer no closer to easy categorization. Recorded by Jon Low (Twin Sister, mewithoutYou, Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten) at Miner Street Studios, the single exhibits the band at their most massive, but also their most dynamic. Of course, if this roller coaster ride of melodies and moods makes A/B difficult to define, it also makes it a compelling pair of songs. Maybe this is why people seem so desperate to pin down Restorations; after all, it’s fun to describe that, which captures our interest, piques our curiosity, and stretches our expectations. For now though, we will have to allow Restorations to mysteriously exist in their own spacious territory. The only question is where will they go next?

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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