Catch Restorations Tomorrow Night at Mercury LoungeNovember 7th, 2014
Restorations—Jon Loudon (vocals and guitar), Ben Pierce (keys, guitar and vocals), Carlin Brown (drums), Dan Zimmerman (bass and vocals) and Dave Klyman (guitar and vocals)—have been making music at the intersection of Americana, folk, anthemic punk and post-rock since forming in 2008. The Philly quintet (above, performing “Separate Songs” live for Little Elephant) has released several singles, EPs and full-lengths, the most recent of which, LP3 (stream it below), arrived last week. Consequence of Sound says, “Restorations may deal in the currency of nostalgia, but they’ll never be confused for a nostalgia act.” The blog also notes “the album’s soaring, stadium-ready melodies,” and declares, “Restorations is a band that indeed seems to believe in everything: the raw gut-punch of punk, the catharsis and euphoria of stadium rock, the necessity of looking backward and moving forward. In the hands of inferior musicians, that commitment to indulging all these beliefs would result in disaster. Here, it makes for one hell of a ride.” Get onboard tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge. Comedian Joe Sib opens the show.