This has been an excellent few weeks at Anyway Records, with a number of great premieres and other news relating to Anyway artists.
Go Andy, Go!
Limited screened posters designed and numbered by Nicholas Nocera from AlisonRose.com for the Anyway 25th Anniversary will be available at the shows and through Alisonrose.com. Thursday night line-up at Spacebar: Counter Intuits, The Whiles, Long Odds (Adam Elliott/Kristen Elliott/Mike O./Philip Kim/Jared Phillips), Jenny Mae. Friday at Ace of Cups (sold out): The Mountain Goats/Cheater Slicks/Tristen/St. Lenox/Mary Lynn—START TIME HAS CHANGED TO 7:30! Saturday @ Ace of Cups: Chuck Cleaver (Wussy, Ass Ponys), Appalachian Death Ride, Moviola, Kyle Sowashes, Cowboy 2929 (pre-sale tickets only $5 http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1288405).
St. Lenox will be performing at the Big City Folk Festival at the LIC Bar in NYC @ 6pm. The festival features singer-songwriters from Big City Folk, one of several noteworthy songwriter enclaves in New York City. Running through the weekend on both Aug. 13th and 14th, other acts include Niall Connolly, Ryan Morgan, Jo Kroger, Warren Malone and Jasper Lewis.
Event page with the full lineup – LINK.
In its first week of release, new Connections record has received critical praise from NPR and Stereogum – the former calling Connections “five guys with loud amps blasting out of a basement on a regular basis in service of keeping some manner of truth in rock ‘n’ roll.” HeyReverb calls Midnight Run one of the best albums of 2016 so far. Midnight Run is available on vinyl – here – and available digitally everywhere else.
Connections will be playing indie-rock hangout Cake Shop, Friday, July 22, in support of their new album, Midnight Run. The night will be a full bill of rock & roll, with Brooklyn band Summer Saints and Massachusetts’ halfsour filling out the bill. Midnight run is out on vinyl from Midheaven – here.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639399743053770/
Dayton is the quintessential Midwetern city: blue collar, scrappy, and home to isolated innovators like the Wright Brothers, Guided By Voices, and the Deal sisters. Finding their own place in this mix, the Motel Beds are proud to release Mind Glitter, their first album of new material in nearly three years. While it would be easy to tie the sound of Motel Beds to the aforementioned Guided By Voices—especially since guitarist Derl Robbins has worked extensively with Bob Pollard over the past few years—they’ve been more heavily influenced by the sounds of traditional guitar-based bands like Cheap Trick and fellow Ohioans The Raspberries, as well as the orchestral pop of Surf’s Up–era Beach Boys. Mind Glitter is a record that flexes the bands strengths, with harmonies, guitar hooks, and melodies that are as strong as the steel mills of Ohio.