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Restorations share Low-Volume Set EP benefitting Healing10

Restorations | photo via restorations.bandcamp.com

The outpouring of support and generosity that the Philly scene has been generating for organizations/causes in need lately has been amazing. From playing benefit shows to donating album proceeds to using their platforms to spread awareness on social justice issues, the activist response in our music community has been overwhelmingly heartwarming.

Philly punks Restorations are a recent example of this support. The band recently released a six-track EP of a live low-volume set at South Philly’s Chhaya Cafe on Bandcamp, with proceeds going to the Camden organization, Healing10. Continue reading →

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Restorations’ David Klyman releases an intimate new solo record as ManhattanSideProject

Manhattan Side Project | via Twitter

If you didn’t know already, Restorations‘ guitarist and songwriter David Klyman has been taking out his ambient side through his aptly named side project, ManhattanSideProject. Earlier this week, he added a couple new tunes through the release of a sudo self-titled record MSP.

As described by Klyman himself, “MSP is a strong return to composing for a full rock band. Combining the blown out tones of The Hope Conspiracy, the melodic leanings of Failure, and the freewheeling spirit of Torche, MSP is for anyone who looked at 2016 and said, ‘All of this can and will be made better.'” Continue reading →

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Listen to two epic new songs from Restorations, see them at JUMP’s Red Bull gig

Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13| Photo by John Vettese
Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13| Photo by John Vettese

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music from Philly punk soundscapers Restorations, but a break was certainly well-earned. The band went hard supporting their 2014 SideOneDummy release LP3 over a year and a half, and in the downtime since wrapping up thier last tour – a spring run with Creepoid – multi-instrumentalist Ben Pierce went and opened a pretty asskicking vegetarian restaurant in South Philly where you might just pick up your vegan chicken cheesesteak from somebody sporting a Municipal Waste t-shirt. Which is wonderful in and of itself. Continue reading →

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Watch Restorations’ Paste Magazine studio session, listen to a new instrumental song

Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13| Photo by John Vettese
Restorations play 8Seconds for FEST 13 | Photo by John Vettese for WXPN

In the three LPs they’ve released so far, Philly rockers Restorations have shown us they can produce a wide range of sounds. Sometimes things are toned down for a sweet indie vibe, while often they deliver heavier alt-punk. In a recent studio session with Paste Magazine in Manhattan, they went with the former.

In what seems to be a glorified storage space lined with shelves of binders and folders, Jon Loudon’s unfiltered voice soothes on “The Future,” a track from 2014’s LP3.  Continue reading →

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Alex G, Restorations, Deafheaven recount favorite Philly venues for Consequense of Sound

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Alex G onstage at the First Unitarian Church | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo for WXPN | racheldelsordophotography.com

The folks over at Consequence of Sound is currently narrowing down America’s greatest music venues, and will will be publishing the results of their informal survey this Friday. But for now, they asked several artists about their own favorite places to play, and a couple familiar Philly music venues made the cut.  Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Wildhoney at Boot & Saddle, Restorations at Johnny Brenda’s, Mavis Staples at Berks Jazz Fest and more…

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Wildhoney | photo by Zach Inscho | courtesy of the artist

Baltimore outfit Wildhoney bring last year’s Your Face Sideways to Boot & Saddle tonight. The album blends bright indie pop with refracted shoegaze for a collection of songs that sound like a prism sitting in sunlight. Listen to “Laura” below and pick up tickets for the 21+ show here.

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Restorations will join The Menzingers and mewithoutYou for their fall tour

Restorations | Photo via NPR Music
Restorations | Photo via NPR Music

This fall’s co-headling tour with The Menzingers and mewithoutYou was already hotly anticipated, and now Philly’s Restorations have jumped on board as the opener. Their latest album LP3 came out last year and the band recently played a standout set for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts (not to mention our own Waterfront Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor). The  Philly stops for the tour are a Union Transfer doubleheader on October 23rd and 24th; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →