U.S. post-hardcore rising stars LIMBS have announced their lyrically intimate and sonically pummeling new EP “Coma Year”. The seven-song EP will arrive on June 24th, 2022, via UNFD.
“I have absolutely poured myself out into this EP, lyrically”, says singer Austin McAuley about the emotional depths he explores on the new material. “It’s been a form of therapy for me to write these songs and get things off my chest. I lost my father in 2015, and as much as I’ve been doing my best to get by over the years, as soon as the pandemic hit, it felt like I was reliving all of those feelings all over again and losing everything important to me. It amplified those feelings I’d tried to bury”.
Guitarist Jordan Hunter weighs in, saying: “Even if these stories are not their experience in a literal sense, I think listeners will connect to the total honesty and vulnerability we’ve put on the table. These are the insecurities and traumas we face on a day-to-day basis, and we’ve learned that the only way you ever overcome something is by bringing it to the forefront and tackling it. And that’s exactly what these lyrics do”.
“I just want them to know that you’re never truly alone”, McAuley closes in reflection of anyone that crosses the path of “Coma Year” — both the song and the EP as a whole. “If you’re struggling with anything, if the words in this song hit you in a specific way, talk to me, reach out to your loved ones. I want this EP to be a siren or a beacon for people to hear and realize that they’re not the only one in a dark place”.
And that is why “Coma Year” is a powerhouse on every level.
LIMBS, who have enjoyed editorial praise and support from the likes of Brooklyn Vegan, Revolver, Wall of Sound, Metal Injection, and more on previous releases, including the 2020 EP “Only the Lonely Know”, which now boasts a total of 1.2 million streams in its own right, will hit the road in the U.S. this June on a co-headline run with Greyhaven.
Pre-order “Coma Year” here.
1. Mortality Moment
2. Spirit Breaker
3. Coma Year
4. If I Go Before You
6. Blood and Heel
7. Slow Burn