What is your name and role within LIMBS?
Hey I’m Austin and I sing in LIMBS.
Where are you currently based? And how did LIMBS form?
I’m currently based in Tampa, Florida, as is one of our other members, Tyler. The rest of the band lives in northeast America (two in Connecticut and one in New York). At one point all of the members still lived in Florida when the band branded to LIMBS in 2014.
What’s been happening recently and how has your COVID experience been so far?
Being in quarantine has been challenging to say the least, but thankfully I’ve still been able to do a few of things I love other than music like go surfing, fishing and learning new recipes. I absolutely love to cook and all this down time has allowed me to try new ideas in the kitchen and perfect some of my favorite home cooked meals.
You have just dropped a surprise EP called ‘Only The Lonely Know’, what influenced the sound
and songwriting behind this release?
I’m so excited to share this EP with everyone. We wanted these songs to be a representation of us at our very best as musicians. We were able to collectively write these tunes together, having a unified theme of going heavier and a little darker than our previous releases while still retaining catchy post-hardcore influenced choruses that hopefully get stuck in your head. 🙂
Where and when did you record/produce and who with?
This EP was a massive collective effort: starting with Jordan, Tyler and myself recording most instruments and vocals with our friend/producer Matt Johnson in Florida. From there, our drummer Joey teamed up with engineer Nick Bellmore to track drums in Connecticut. After all instruments were tracked, the songs were sent to our man Sam Guaiana in Toronto, Canada to work his magic in producing and mixing. And FINALLY, from there, the EP was sent to Mike Kalajian in New York for mastering. Writing and recording an entire EP between multiple states and countries remotely and on COVID lockdown was one of the most tedious but insanely rewarding experiences ever. I’m so thankful for everyone who had a helping hand in bring OTLK to life and I couldn’t be prouder of the results! The summer of 2020 was a wild ride but in the end, we came out with what I feel is our best material to date.
How did the concept for the releases’ music videos come about?
Our bassist, Chris, is a videographer and is also our visual/social curator. He took the themes from our EP and created the visualizations accurate to lyrical content.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Currently I’m listening to the record ‘tryhard ‘by The Band Camino on repeat. It’s just a flawless album front to back.
What do you like to do away from music?
Away from music, most of my time is spent going on surf trips, antique shopping with my wife and working on boats.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2020 going into 2021?
It’s still too up in that air to know for certain. Obviously we’d love to be touring again but people’s safety through the pandemic is top priority. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Favorite food: Yellow Curry with chicken // Favorite Place to hang out: the beach!