Restorations is the kind of band that makes music that sounds like life is worth living. This is notable in a brand new single they’ve done for the Tiny Engines label, with songs that are simply called “A” (representing the A-side) and “B” (its flip). “A” sounds like something you might find easily on the kind of radio with the just right amount of hooks to make people sing but with the perfect amount of distorted angst that will make people go “oh, what is this?” But the more adventurous song is on the flip, thus the B-side wins again. “B” goes on for a little over six minutes, and they’re not afraid of trying to limit themselves for a hit format. In fact, that idea is thrown out by the half way point where the band turn up the amps and out comes a wicked guitar solo that sounds almost influenced by Indian classical music, or at least its reverb helps to add a distant-yet-near vibe that makes me wish it lasted for another minute or so, I loved it that much. It sounds like freedom, and it feels good.
Once again, these songs feel like it could save someone’s life.