I've covered Connections—the Columbus, Ohio, lo-fi five-piece—a bunch of times in the past
and will likely never stop because I love them so damn much. The band's third LP, Into Sixes
, is on its way in August, and a couple of days ago they offered up a preview of it with today's 12 O'Clock Track
, "Beat the Sky." As expected, it's a summery, incredibly catchy blast of indie pop that heavily channels their Ohio brethren Guided by Voices and drums up some serious replay factor. Hooky vocals, warm guitar leads, and a little bit of jangly piano make up the perfect track to kick off a beautiful weekend. You can give it a listen below.