In the flurry of new music August 2016 has bestowed upon us, I couldn’t let two new songs from Restorations come out without marking the occasion. Restorations is a new-ish band doing right by rock and roll, with a driving, focused rhythm section and deep, meaty vocals. They walk this line of aggression, pushing hard and playing loud, without losing the handle on a thoughtful composition or veering into too-chaotic territory.

The pairing of See/Sea released earlier this month came across my desk today and I am loving the slow build into erupting noise in the first, and the wind-down in the latter. Both songs show a really impressive, thoughtful effort, definitely worth a listen if you want something to sink your teeth into.

“I want to go out slow
I want to go out quietly
I want to go out slow like we used to be.”