Known for their solid live show and stellar harmonies, and “genre-bending” songs, rock quartet The New Limb are one of a kind. On top of being a group of talented and true musicians who live, record and spend every day together in a house in Costa Mesa, they have the personality and drive to make it in this tough industry. And it’s not just because the band bakes cookies for fans, welcomes you with hugs after only meeting them once, hangs out on the roof of their house and sometimes puts a couch up there, turns a residency into a toy drive for Orangewood Children’s Foundation, and has the lovely Lauren on keys. They are always thinking around-the-clock about other ways to creatively reach the audience, whether it’s designing and distributing innovative business cards or filming commercials for promoting an upcoming show or eagerly participating in the local music scene and supporting artists in their hometown.
The New Limb experienced a roller coaster of good buzz this past year. They were in the running for the O.C. Music Awards’ Best Live Band and they were named by OC Weekly as the Best Live Band of 2009. That same year, they held two residencies, one at Detroit Bar and another one a few months later at The Gypsy Lounge. They have released two EPs: Allude To The Sounds EP in May 2008 and the Banana EP in June 2009. The band started 2010 with two O.C. Music Award nominations for Best Live Band and Best Indie. They took home the OCMA for Best Indie. The New Limb’s first full-length record Sounds People Can Hear, produced by Tom Mgrdichian, a Hollywood industry veteran, is due for release April 3rd, 2010.