I got the chance to listen to The New Limb the other day and I really liked their music, but since they just released their album, they weren’t giving away MP3’s. To me, posting about a new album without offering a little slice of the project is like running a fast-food Chinese joint at the mall without offering free samples. Unless that Chinese joint has established strong credibility as a quality food supplier, there’s very little chance I will purchase the combo meal. But give me a delicious piece of General Tso’s on a toothpick, and I’m in.
Lucky for you, The New Limb decided to allow free download of “Birds and Stuff” (just for Pigeons and Planes! Thanks guys) from their fresh release Sounds People Can Hear. The album is full of surprises. The New Limb deftly jumps from melodic pop to driving rock, from buzzing electric guitars to string arrangements and acoustics. The common thread that runs through the album is quality songwriting. The sound reminds me a little of The New Pornographers, with spurts of confident male/female vocal layers, pop-friendly rock songs with an indie feel, and melodies that will follow you around for days. If you like what you hear, you can buy the album on iTunes. Don’t be the dick that takes the toothpick, enjoys the sample, and moves on to the next spot. Check out “Birds and Stuff” below.
The New Limb – Birds and Stuff | YouSendIt