U.S. post-hardcore rising stars LIMBS have released their lyrically intimate and sonically pummeling new EP Coma Year today, June 24, on UNFD. Get the seven-song collection here.
Today, the band has shared the video for “Blood and Heel.” Watch it here.
The video is full of fire, pit-stirring breakdowns, riffy, post-hardcore urgency, and supremely catchy choruses that invite finger-pointing and singing along.
The subject matter is something the entire world can relate to. It encapsulates the emotions that rose to the surface due to the restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the lockdowns forced people to take long, hard looks at themselves.
“This song is my quarantine anthem,” exclaims singer Austin McAuley. “Simply put, it’s a vivid recollection of the mental and physical toll the pandemic has taken on myself and those around me. The song describes the often unhealthy coping mechanisms I employed to deal with the stress and uncertainty I faced in my personal life, as well as my role as an artist while the world was in a volatile state. “He finishes, “At the end of it all, I felt like the only person who could help me was myself. I didn’t want to rely on anyone else to solve any issues I may have due to the stresses of being in unprecedented times from a pandemic.”
McAuley is proud of Coma Year as a whole, calling the EP “our most heartfelt and honest release to date.”
It’s certainly an EP for the people and meant to forge a supportive, therapeutic connection with the listener.
He continues, “Every track paints a picture of my greatest fears coming to fruition from an anxiety filled perspective. Creating these songs was extremely cathartic, serving as a form of therapy to me while I navigated through dark days. Themes of loss, grief, uncertainty, and instability flow through this release but therein also lies a sense of optimism; hinting at the healing process initiated by bringing all of my greatest fears to the forefront.”