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Restorations

Andrew Schwartz

Philadelphia’s Restorations would probably punch you in your Buddy Holly glasses if you called them emo, but their creatively titled third album proves these bruisers have a sensitive side. When their trio of guitarists aren’t busy auditioning for Ozzy or Springsteen, they summon dynamic, smartly-shaded echo caverns more reminiscent of Sunny Day Real Estate and Modest Mouse – elevating the nicotine-ravaged bloodletting of Jon Loudon, the toughest young old man at the bar, to lip-quiveringly dramatic heights. Towards the end of LP3, on “The Future,” he laments that he “never had a future before.” He’s got one now.

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