Archive: Connections

Mary Lynn premiers “Plans” on Bankrobber Music from the Mug and Brush Sessions

2016 has been a very exciting year for Anyway with well received records from Connections, St. Lenox, Mary Lynn, Earwig and Closet Mix. St. Lenox, Connections, Mary Lynn and Earwig have already appeared on several best-of-the-year lists including Popmatters, All Music, Blurt, WFDU and more. All these titles can be ordered on LP through midheaven.com or by messaging us. For a limited time, you can purchase all four titles (St. Lenox “Ten Hymns”, Connections “Midnight Run”, Mary Lynn “My Animal” and Earwig “Pause for the Jets feat. Lydia Loveless on one track”) for $40 postage included. If you are interested in a limited Anyway tee-shirt designed by Nicholas Nocera (Alison Rose) or a silkscreen Anyway 25th Anniversary poster please message: [email protected] (paypal is the same address)

Connections’ Into Sixes out today! Free mp3!

connections-into_sixesToday, we’re proud to release Into Sixes, the third album by Columbus dynamos Connections. The album, which was recorded with engineer Adam Smith in Columbus at Musicol Recording, is available digitally and on LP from Midheaven, Insound, Amoeba Records, and other online retailers, as well as your local record store. To celebrate the record’s release and presumably whet your appetite, today only, we’re giving away a free download of “Aylia,” the leadoff track. Enjoy!

New Connections video, album out tomorrow

This past week Connections released another video to promote their new album, Into Sixes, which comes out tomorrow. The Stephen Tringali–directed video for “Cruise Control” was featured at The Chicago Reader and The Agit Reader and can be viewed above.

Connections release “Beat the Sky” video

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This past week Connections released a video for “Beat the Sky” from their forthcoming third album, Into Sixes, due out on August 19. The video, which you can watch below, was premiered by Ghettoblaster Magazine and featured on Stereogum  and The Agit Reader. It was filmed at Columbus campus institution Mama’s Pasta and Brew by Jake Housh of Anyway alumni Moviola and features a cameo from another Columbus institution, Ron House of Anyway alumni Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments.

The band will be celebrating their new album in Columbus tonight (August 1) at Kafe Kerouac, with locals Day Creeper and The Gotobeds from Pittsburgh. The album is available for pre-order from Midheaven, Insound, and Amazon. Next month, Connections will be appearing at this year’s Goner Fest.

First single from new Connections album

Though having released two albums and a string of singles in less than two years, Connections aren’t coming up for air yet. They’ve got another full-length, Into Sixes, already in the can to be released on Anyway on August 19. Here’s the lead single, “Beat the Sky,” available for download/streaming via Bandcamp.

Benefit for Alison and Nick Nocera of Alison Rose

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This weekend three bands from the Anyway roster will be joining together for a good cause. Tomorrow night, Connections, WV White, and Winter Makes Sailors will take to the stage at Ace of Cups to raise funds for Alison and Nick Nocera, the creative force behind hand-printed apparel company Alison Rose. The couple was in a car accident in November, and like many self-employed individuals in those pre-Obamacare days, they didn’t have health insurance. As such, they still have medical bills that need to be paid, so the three bands are donating all the money taken at the door to help them do so. You’ll no doubt want to pick up one of the t-shirts Alison Rose recently produced for Connections too.

Connections at SXSW

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After making their way south on tour with Ex-Hex (Mary Timony’s new band), Connections are in Austin this week for the annual South By Southwest Music Festival. You can catch them at the times and places below.

Thursday, March 13- Midgetmen Jumpstart at Side Bar, 3pm
Thursday, March 13- Chaos in Tejas at Beerland, 9pm
Friday, March 14- Brooklyn Vegan Day Party at Red 7, 12pm
Friday, March 14- End of an Ear, 3pm
Friday, March 14- Misra Showcase at Lambert’s, 9pm

Connections March shows

March 2- Beachland Ballroom 14th Anniversary, Cleveland, Ohio (with Parquet Courts)
March 8- Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Savannah, Georgia
March 9- The Earl, Atlanta, Georgia (with Ex-Hex)
March 10- Siberia, New Orleans, Louisiana (with Ex-Hex and The Coathangers)
March 11- Mango’s, Houston, Texas (with Ex-Hex and Perfect Pussy)
March 13 & 14- SXSW, Austin, Texas
March 19- Double Happiness, Columbus, Ohio (with Ex-Hex)

Connections on Best of 2013 lists and tour with Ex-Hex

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Connections’ Body Language made several “best of” lists for 2013:

Doug Mosurock at Dusted Magazine
The Agit Reader
The FireNote

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

Connections’ new video for “That’s All”

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.

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