“Tiny Prayers” – Restorations
A band that I read about in the fall but then lost in the normal end-of-the-year shuffle. Fortunately, they landed high on one of my favorite music writer’s Best Of 2014 list, so I’m diving into them now.

Terrific, crunchy, power-punk building on influences from all over the past 20 years. I have to make a long drive this weekend, and I think this album is perfect background music for setting the cruise control and moving down the road.