Sunday, May 22, 2011

The New Connection Record Release

The New Connection will release their long-awaited second album on May 27th at Northern Liberties hot-spot, Johnny Brenda’s, with support from local favorites The National Rifle and Southwork. The self-titled record shows growth and musical maturity from their first album, Mentally/Physically, while remaining true to the eclectic roots which have planted them in the hearts of Philly music lovers. This new album showcases the individual talents of each member and their broad range of influences; tracks range from sexy dance grooves to sublime, cosmic vocal journeys to chakkra-tingling riffs that will keep your feet tapping while your soul swirls in indie rock bliss.

Here's a quick Q and A:

What’s up with the new album?

The new album has just been sent to press and we’re really excited. It’s been a long time in the making and we’re really proud of where it’s at. We tracked most of it between Cambridge Sound Studios up in Newtown w/ Jim Salamone and the studio over at Brolik Productions. It’s a lot crisper than the last record, and I think it shows a lot more diversity of musical styles. Mentally/Physically is kind of a moment in time of punk and early indie. I think, this one shows the broad range of our current influences a lot more. We’re releasing it as download cards to get the digital music off of the Internet and 12” vinyls that come with a download card included.

Release Show?

This CD release show at Johnny Brendas on May 27th is gonna be a banger. We’re playing with two awesome bands, The National Rifle and Southwork. We’ve got some super secret special guests lined up and a few other surprises to make this one really pop. Doors at 8pm, Music at 9pm. National Rifle is opening and we play second at around 10pm. $10 tickets, get there early if you’ve gotta buy tix as it’s gonna sell out.

XPN Spot?

We just recorded a session with The National Rifle for John Vettesse that will air on YRock on XPN Philly Local Tracks, Thursday May 26th at 10pm. We played a few new songs and a few old, followed by an interview with our friends in TNR. You can check it out on 88.1 or the WXPN website.

Upcoming Shows?

Also, we have a sort of unofficial NYC release party going down at Crash Mansion on Jun 11th. The venue is awesome, we’re playing with our good friends Crills Wilson and Venice Sunlight. Last time was super weird, we’re really looking forward to that.

We’ll be kicking the shows up a notch after laying back and trying to get this record together. Now that its finished we are ready to hit it hard and play our balls off.

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