(photo: Mitchell Wojcik)

September 2, 2014
by Bryne Yancey

Restorations’ upcoming LP3 doesn’t have an official release date yet, but after a few VHS-quality  preview  videos, we’ve already (and perhaps, prematurely?) been graced with a new song from it. “Separate Songs” builds on the foundation the band laid with last year’s excellent LP2, with melody augmented by heaviness and vice versa quickly seeming like a trademark device from the band in the best way possible. Dual guitars from Jon Loudon and Dave Klyman layered slightly under bright keys from Ben Pierce throughout the song keep listeners (or me, at least) finding something new to appreciate with each successive listen, and the slow build to a loud, dramatic conclusion is used so perfectly here that it comes off as a masterclass in how to structure a chorus-less song for maximum memorability. 

LP3 is due out via SideOneDummy Oct. 28. Restorations will be kicking off a quick tour around Riot Fest this Friday at Mill Hill Basement in Trenton, N.J. 

Stream “Separate Songs” below via Spotify:

Cheap plug: To read much more on LP3 and its creation, check out my and John Vettese’s piece over at WXPN’s The Key.

Update: NPR has posted a video for the song; watch that here.