Anyway Records

Starting in the pre-text world of vinyl records and shiny over-priced compact discs, Anyway Records was founded on the assumption that music is to be found in our own backyards and meant to be cheap and affordable, like the founders themselves. Jerry Wick and Bela Koe-Krompecher started Anyway under the guise of a project for Jerry’s excellent Midwestern band, Gaunt. Jerry left the label to concentrate on Gaunt, and Bela continued to pour hours and beers into the label, working with a variety of bands (mostly Ohio, mostly Columbus) including Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Jenny Mae, V-3, and Guided By Voices. Please enjoy!
Anyway in the Onion AV Club

Anyway in the Onion AV Club

This past week Connections and Gaunt got props in the Onion AV Club’s Hear This column. Check it out!

May 17, 2013
Winter Makes Sailors and Connections at Treebar with Swearing at Motorists

Winter Makes Sailors and Connections at Treebar with Swearing at Motorists

swearingshowSeems like Swearing at Motorists’ Dave Doughman has been MIA in recent years. However, he is reportedly working on a new album and is making his return to Columbus next week to play a show at the Tree Bar on Monday, May 13. Also on the bill are Connections, who consist largely of Dayton-area natives like Mr. Doughman, and Winter Makes Sailors. Be forewarned: it is on the early side, with a start time of 9pm.

May 7, 2013
New St. Lenox song

New St. Lenox song

St. Lenox, whose debut is forthcoming on Anyway, recently posted a new song. This one is a collaboration with our pal Parker Paul. Take a listen below.

May 4, 2013
Connections opening for the Breeders in Detroit

Connections opening for the Breeders in Detroit

After two successful performances supporting the Breeders on their Last Splash tour in Pittsburgh and Oberlin, Ohio, Connections have been asked to open for them again at The Majestic Theatre in Detroit on Sunday, May 12 (a.k.a. Mother’s Day). We can’t think of a better way to tell mom you love her than to take her to the show, and tickets are still available.

May 2, 2013
Download/stream WMS’ Moving On via Bandcamp

Download/stream WMS’ Moving On via Bandcamp

May 1, 2013
Winter Makes Sailors release Moving On

Winter Makes Sailors release Moving On

wintermakessailorsmovingonThe latest project of Columbus music mainstay Sean Gardner, Winter Makes Sailors have released their debut album, Moving On, via Anyway and We Want Action. The record is currently on sale at Columbus stores like Used Kids, Magnolia Thunderpussy, and Lost Weekend, and will soon be available for mailorder via Midheaven.

April 30, 2013
Connections’ Private Airplane reviewed by Pitchfork

Connections’ Private Airplane reviewed by Pitchfork

Pitchfork says Connections’ Private Airplane “is undiluted by stinkers, throwaways, or noodly psychedelic interludes.” Read the whole review here.

April 29, 2013
Watch the trailer for Winter Makes Sailors’ debut album

Watch the trailer for Winter Makes Sailors’ debut album

April 28, 2013
Watch Connections’ new video for “Miller’s Grove”

Watch Connections’ new video for “Miller’s Grove”

April 27, 2013
Download Connections’ “Nightwatch”

Download Connections’ “Nightwatch”

April 26, 2013