Performing Songs New & Old

Restorations

Space Cadet

21 And Over
Friday, April 28
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm

RESTORATIONS

Restorations isn’t the same band that released LP2 in 2013. It undeniably defined their sonic footprint while marking their SideOneDummy debut. The band has since rearranged themselves in varying locales and vocations, bringing different perspectives on creativity and commitment. There’s a passion for growth and improvement that has sustained since they were just a crew of friends haunting local Philly practice spaces.

While things might have been building slowly on their own, it was the introduction of LP2 that inarguably clicked it all up to 78 RPM. The originally intended “low-key local act” was now discussing offers of national and international touring opportunities. And now, 10 years later, there are too many stories and perspectives to cover. Age isn’t a definition, it’s just an accruing of vintages, wine and vinegar.

How do you make the most of the milestones? Perhaps you just stop wondering and start celebrating. An album is its own entity: a static window that gathers haze on the corners. Do the songs evolve or just the artists and their audience? Perhaps it’s all answered in the mounting tension of the washed guitars in LP2’s opening track “D.” The cyclical echoes are forced into a linear crescendo as the full band kicks in. Calculated reckless abandon. A collection of lead ups and dynamic shifts that announce and speak for themselves, no matter how many plays. LP2 is 10 years old, but the way it feels is always aging. Whether it’s wine or vinegar depends on how much haze has gathered on your window.