St. Lenox will be finishing up law school this year just in time for the release of his debut record. When not studying, he still manages to play live in New York. Below is a video of him performing a new song, “New York Speaks Softly,” at Unplugged Mondays, an open mic event that takes place at the East Village location of Bareburger (who, by the way, we hear makes a damn good burger and will be opening up shop in Columbus this year).
Connections’ Body Language made several “best of” lists for 2013:
You can now buy Body Language on CD packaged with the band’s debut album, Private Airplane, and the Tough City EP as Year One. It’s available at Midheaven, Amazon, Insound, Other Music, and of course, your local record shop.
In other Connections news, the band is set to play a handful of dates in March with Ex-Hex, the new band from Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag). Dates below.
March 8- Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia
March 9- The Earl, Atlanta, Georgia
March 10- Siberia, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 11- Mango’s, Houston, Texas
March 19- Double Happiness, Columbus, Ohio
Here’s the video for “That’s All,” a new song from Connections slated for an upcoming release on Hozac Records. The video was produced at the Columbus Museum of Art’s Center for Creativity. As part of the January edition of the museum’s Connector Series, visitors to the museum were invited to create a rock ‘n’ roll persona and help produce this video.
Connections’ new album, Body Language, is out now and is available on vinyl or in digital form via Midheaven, Insound, and Amazon, as well as at the finest of your local record stores. It will be available in the near future on a CD that will also include the Private Airplane album and Touch City EP.
Pitchfork recently reviewed Body Language, rating it a 7.4 and calling it “a smart, stupendously catchy, often downright inspiring examination of the things that get us going in spite of ourselves, set to one head-stick melody after the other.”
Over the past year, one excellent band after another has taken root and sprouted in Columbus, and perhaps one of the finest is WV White. The band caught our eye when they opened for The Kyle Sowashes, and they have since melded into a sonic juggernaut, albeit one with copious amounts of cough syrup and PBR. Sounding somewhat like a tripped-out Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites via “Morrison Hotel,” the band is astounding live. They are finishing up their debut album to be released on Anyway in 2014. You can read an interview with the band at The Agit Reader and in the meantime check out this video of the band performing last year:
St. Lenox has been busy finalizing his debut album and playing dates across the East Coast, South and Midwest throughout the summer and fall. His single, “That Old Time Religion,” has been added to more 100 college radio stations. (Promo copies are available to finer independent record stores through Revolver USA.) His full-length should be out the first half of 2014. All press inquiries should be directed to Kellie Morgan at Straight to Video. Check out “That Old Time Religion” below.
Online music magazine The FireNote recently gave positive reviews to two of our releases. They called Winter Makes Sailors’ Moving On “an intoxicating pop album” and said The Whiles’ Somber Honey “wears its romanticism and craftsmanship on its sleeve.”
Connections’ new album, Body Language, will be out on LP/CD/digital on October 1. You can pre-order it now through our distributor, Midheaven (a.k.a. Revolver), or via iTunes or Amazon. The band has tour dates in the works to support it, some (hopefully) with the Breeders. In the meantime, check out a track from the new album, “Summer Creeps,” kindly previewed by the folks over at Pitchfork.
The Kyle Sowashes load up the van yet again and take a circuitous route around the Midwest, Southwest and Deep South, carefully avoiding Arkansas for reasons that do not need to be explained. Are they coming to your town? Check out the ambitious tour schedule:
August 1- Ace of Cups, Columbus, Ohio
August 2- The Happy Dog, Cleveland, Ohio
August 3- Quenchers, Chicago, Illinois
August 4- Lemmons, St. Louis, Missouri
August 5- Soundpony, Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 6- The Depot O-Bar, Lubbock, Texas
August 7 (early)- Trailer Space Records, Austin Texas
August 7 (late)- Scoot Inn, Austin, Texas
August 8- Mango’s, Houston, Texas
August 9- The Big Top, New Orleans, Louisiana
August 10- Egan’s, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
August 11- MOTR, Cincinnati, Ohio
St. Lenox has added the following festivals to the tour:
August 20- The Paper City Music Festival, Chillicothe, Ohio (opening for Kopecky Family Band)
September 26- The Maximum Ames Music Festival, Ames, Iowa
September 28- MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH