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Restorations’ third album in four years marks a quick progression from its emo and pop-punk roots to the gruff and grandiose heartland rock that always hovered in the background. Think of the punks raised on Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, if you must — The Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, Constantines — but LP3 is more reminiscent of when the late-’90s emo band Chamberlain “just accepted our hayseed roots” and made its excellent albumThe Moon My Saddle. These musicians have lived in those records, but this is also an awakening for Restorations, a honest spot for the band to start asking — as Loudon sings in “The Future” — “So, where are you headed? / So, where are you going?” / NPR