RESTORATIONS LP3 STREAMING IN FULL ON NPR FIRST LISTEN
‘SEPARATE SONGS’ VIDEO OUT NOW
From now until its October 27 release, Philadelphia’s Restorations’ groundbreaking new album LP3 will be streaming courtesy of NPR’s First Listen.
NPR first premiered the video for LP3’s standout ‘Separate Songs,’ calling the album a “lush, bottom-heavy rock ‘n’ roll record with a bleeding heart way out front.” Since, the album has been a constant in conversations; Rock Sound calls it “a lesson in the art of genre-skimming rock music” while Stereogum declares their love of the band’s “Replacements-damaged heartland punk” and Noisey raved that LP3 is a “brick-to-the-face of a record for a band that genre descriptors often fail.”
After two successful full-lengths, a number of 7’’s and special releases, Restorations made a solid choice in returning to Miner Street Studio to work with longtime friend and collaborator Jonathan Low on LP3. Responsible for not only all of Restorations past discography, Low has also recently had a hand in the massive success of records from The National, The War On Drugs, Modern Baseball, The Menzingers, and more. The trust Low and the band has been building over the years is absolute these days and the result is a record that fills a room even when coming out of laptop speakers.
LP3 is a marriage of big sounds and meaty songwriting. Clever, sure, but strong is a better description. Pummeling and rumbling without an ounce of goonishness. Smart people going hard, Restorations has taken every potential cliché and tossed them out the window to create the most memorable and standout record of their career to date.