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    Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:50:33

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Restorations' Jon Loudon - Find out what you need to know about Philly punk rockers

    We love a band from Philly, so that's why we decided to invite Restorations into the ring for a Take Aim chat. Like so many bands before them, they were up for it. We put the screws –actually, just our signature questions- to Jon Loudon, who plays guitar and sings. He was a good sport.

    The band's LP2 is out now. [BandCamp link]

    Check out some performance footage at https://vine.co/v/bTvOVBKKKZ6.

    Find out who makes a mean espresso in the band, how field recordings found their way into a song and more.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    In a mental hospital. I've tried to quit music before. Ain't happening.

    Any non-musical hobbies/talents/skills?

    I'm pretty decent at making books. Ben's an engineer, Dave's a literature aficionado, Carlin's a great cook, and Dan makes a hell of an espresso.

    Pick one song on your record and share a moment - put us inside the studio or writing or recording process with you. Tell us something we wouldn't know unless YOU told us!

    The noise section at the beginning of "Adventure Tortoise" was made by Dave. It's compiled of field recordings around the subway in Fishtown. We had Jon Low re-amp it in the studio and then we added some synth layers and noise. It's the only thing on the record that we can't reproduce live.

    Twitter-size your bio -- 140 words or characters, your choice- of everything we NEED to know about Restorations.

    We're a bunch of boring music nerds. Somehow, we're in a touring band.

    What's on deck for the band in 2013?

    We're doing a tour with The Menzingers May 24 through June 12, then playing as much as possible the rest of the year. We've got Canada at the end of August, and Europe/U.K. in October. We'll see what else we can get into...

    Will you be checking out Restorations' LP 2? We recommend it…highly. They are from Philly and you know how we feel about the City of Brotherly Love.

    For tickets, visit their facebook.

    Restorations Tour Dates:

    May 05 Lilly's Pad New Haven, CT
    May 24 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
    May 25 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
    May 26 Revolution Bar & Music Hall Amityville, NY
    May 27 Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY
    Jun 01 Subterranean Chicago, IL
    Jun 03 Firebird St Louis, MO
    Jun 04 The Southgate House Revival - The Sanctuary Newport, KY
    Jun 06 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
    Jun 07 The Social Orlando, FL
    Jun 08 Phoenix Taproom Jacksonville, FL
    Jun 10 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC
    Jun 11 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
    Jun 12 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ

    —Amy Sciarretto

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