Restorations - New/Old [single] (1st Pressing, Gold, /300) | SideOneDummy
This is the first release from Restorations since signing with SideOneDummy, and if its an indicator of what is to come on ‘LP2’, out really soon, then their next full-length will be a definite in the top 10 list of 2013.
The A-Side of this 7” contains the song New/Old, a track taken from their upcoming album. It takes Restorations’ old vocal and musical style and pushes it further, leaving you wanting more - exactly what a single should do.
0.014MPH, the B-Side is a track that didn’t make the album, but is really phenomenal, and in my opinion one of the band’s best songs, if not their best. Slowly building up from the simple guitar/vocal introduction, the track sees the band experiment with elements unseen in their previous works (notably the ‘ooohs’). When the drums starts to kick in over the double guitar work, you can almost feel the tension in the room between the band members. Then it explodes, but only for a short moment before the vocals are brought back in to smooth the song out and carry it on. If this song didn’t make LP2, it has made me even keener to see what IS on the album.
Whilst New/Old leaves you wanting more, 0.014MPH delivers and sees the band playing with their sound, hopefully an indication of further experimentation on LP2. Restorations have a sound that could easily become stale, but fortunately for listeners they have pushed themselves further.
Here’s hoping for another Australian tour later this year.
To purchase the 7” click here.
To stream the 7” click here.
To preorder an Australian only /100 pressing of LP2 click here. (be quick, its almost sold out!)