Spotlight: The New Limb

By on January 29, 2012

Captivating audiences along the west coast, this Silver Lake, CA quartet – with an incredible live show, catchy hooks, four part harmonies and a creative approach to songwriting – pull from a century’s worth of influences to make music that appeals to a wide range of listeners.

Named “Best Live Band” by The OC Weekly, KROQ raves “The New Limb’s lush, organically evocative indie-pop channels yearning as it feels in any moment you’ve had true desire. In short, The New Limb is the first crush you will never forget and see in everyone around you,” adding the bands “gorgeously intense” music “sweeps you in with ecstatic Swede-couture electronica reminiscent of The Knife and moody indie twang like The Shins. Both the lyrics and Joey Chavez’ voice call to mind the boyish, literate theatrics of Rufus Wainwright.” LA Buzzbands goes on to say this “foursome crunches hooky indie-pop into intricate arrangements with boy-girl vocals, strings and some tender piano work.”

Check out their song “Refugees” here: Soundcloud

“Work I’ve Done” –
“Tell Us Your Name” –

Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant says “The New Limb can be compared to a Pacific Arcade Fire and a tamed Black Moth Super Rainbow; a precious pearl with the fury and emotion of brimstone. … their music reflects their personal intimacies and memories with one another. Every performance I have seen of theirs has been better and better.”

“Refugees” comes from the band’s upcoming LP. Stay tuned for more info.

The New Limb will be performing at this year’s SXSW. Stay tuned for more details on day parties and the official showcase.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.