Tiny Engines To Release Debut LP From Restorations

TINY ENGINES (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico) is excited to announce that on April 19th, 2011, it will release the highly anticipated Self-Titled debut full-length from Philadelphia's RESTORATIONS.
Recorded by Algernon Cadwallader's Joe Reinhart (My Heart To Joy, Monument, Snowing) and mixed by Jonathan Low (Dr. Dog, Danielson, mewithoutYou), the Self-Titled LP is the follow up to Restorations' 2010 EP Strange Behavior on Paper + Plastick, as well as the band's recent 7" split with Rosetta on Cavity Records. The brand new eight-song effort will be limited to 500 vinyl LPs (300 x black 180 gram, 150 x clear w/ yellow swirl, 50 x clear w/ black swirl) and features gatefold jackets with art and design by Bruno Guerreiro.
Look for pre-orders to launch next week, as well as an early digital release date via iTunes and Bandcamp near the end of March.
To celebrate the good news, RCRD LBL is debuting the track "Broken Vacuum" today. You can go here for a free mp3 download of the song. Additionally, there is an exclusive stream for the track "When You're Older" at Alternative Press.
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.
Perhaps that is Restorations’ strength as a cohesive unit – that even though this record is a serious work of art with many subtle complexities, achingly intense moments of restraint and driving need to find a unique voice, it also resonates as if it were an absolute joy to write and perform. Even the pristine production allows the band to maintain a raw, loose aesthetic and foundation-shaking low end that owes a much to the members’ hardcore roots. 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.