You know, I actually like these guys even more now that I've seen their "Beat The Sky" video. More regular Joes than insufferable hipsters, Connections are every bit as good as the perhaps overhyped Parquet Courts.
Not trying to start a battle of the bands but just sayin' that Connections take the same GBV/Pavement template and crank out some wicked and direct tunes and do so while apparently having a good ole' time. Getting set for the release of Into Sixes in a few weeks on Anyway Records, Connections are here to share their new video.
"Beat The Sky" feels like that dude from Kings of Leon fronting a classic lineup of Guided By Voices and churning through a hooky riff-rocker. The bar-set video -- in the band's home-base of Columbus, Ohio? -- is breezy and chill. I want to have a beer with these dudes and bop my head along to their many, many, many marvelous cuts (they are remarkably prolific).