West (Pre​-​Order)

by The Restoration

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    releases October 4, 2019

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    180 Gram 2-side pressing. Includes lyric map insert and digital download of album.

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    digital album releases October 4, 2019
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You Know What To Do
We Might Could
I'll Never Leave You
Keep It Going With Me (Feat. Alexa Woodward & Tim Eriksen)
Pre-pubescent Homeless Blues
I've Got So Much To Give (Feat. Alexa Woodward)
Do You Think It's Too Late For Us? (Feat. Tim Eriksen)
Should I Feel Guilty?


This album is about my dad, David, and his parents: Ruby, who died when I was very young, and Joe, whom I never knew.

My dad spent his youth in the 1940s and '50s bouncing between the whims of divorced parents in places familiar and hostile across the United States. I grew up listening to his stories, in which he became my sole protagonist and personal folk hero.

Later, in my 30s, I was older than Ruby and Joe had been when they had kids, and had tasted society’s expectations of those overripe for starting families. I began to write songs from Ruby and Joe’s perspectives, guided and intimidated by the tension of exploring their motivations that formed the specter over my dad’s youth.

In Ruby, I found the kindred spirit of a yearning artist I’d long neglected to recognize. In Joe, a father hauntingly familiar, yet whose presence seemed limited to short, radiant bursts. In my
dad, there’s a folk hero still, whose love, humor, and wild unbreakable spirit exist beyond what any medium can capture.

The album is called West, after a fateful road trip taken by Joe and my dad that has stoked my imagination and shaped my views on parenthood for as long as I can remember. I hope you
find something out there, as I have.

— Daniel


releases October 4, 2019

Adam Corbett - Bass, Vocals on “You Know What To Do”
Lauren Garner - Violin
Sharon Gnanashekar - Piano, Keyboards
Daniel Machado - Vocals, Fiddle, Banjo, Acoustic Guitars
Sean Thomson - Electric & Slide Guitars, Electric Banjo

Tim Eriksen - Vocals for Joe
The Mobros’ Kelly and Patrick Morris - Vocals for David and “Brother”
Alexa Woodward - Vocals for Ruby

Produced by Stephen Russ, Daniel Machado
Mixed by Collin Derrick
Engineered by Zac Thomas
Mastered by Keith Compton

Songs by Daniel Machado Except “You Know What To Do” by Daniel Machado, Lauren Garner, Adam Corbett

Band recorded live at Jam Room Studio, Columbia, SC, September, 2017 with Steve Sancho on drums.

Band overdubs recorded by Daniel Machado January, 2018 - August 2018.

Harmony singers recorded remotely, Charleston, SC, and Burlington, VT, July - August 2018.

Introduction edited by Bailey Lewis
Lyrics copy-edited by Brent Franklin

Cover Art and Design by Daniel Machado
NYC Photo by Samuel H Gottscho, 1933, Library of Congress


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