See the band Saturday at Double Happiness.

Connections continues to crank out brilliant basement pop-rock at a prodigious pace. A second LP, Body Language, is expected this summer, but before that they'll release the Tough City EP on Record Store Day, April 20, through Lost Weekend Records' new label. "Alternative Nation," our first sample from the EP, is expertly meta in its appreciation for the glories of 1990s alt-rock, replete with an Evan Dando-inspired refrain to carry it home. Hear it below via Bandcamp.

Those interested in witnessing this band in the flesh can find them at Double Happiness this Saturday with Sega Genocide, Uh Bones and Tweens.