Watch: Lionlimb “Maria” Video

Dec 05, 2017

Lionlimb is comprised of founding members Stewart Bronaugh (formerly of Angel Olsen's band) and Joshua Jaeger (currently of Angel Olsen's band.) Their new album, Tape Recorder, coming out February 23rd on Bayonet follows 2016’s Shoo. With the album announcement, Lionlimb is sharing the video for lead single "Maria". It recalls the bigger songs of Elliot Smith. Check it.

“‘Maria’ addresses Maria Goretti, one of the youngest saints to be canonized,” explains Bronaugh. “Beyond that it’s about feeling a part of something bigger than yourself. It could be a connection you have to someone you’ll never meet. Or, appreciating what another person is going through even if you'll never fully understand it. We all have certain experiences in common, more or less, and music is a universal tool that reflects that. You don’t need any prior skills or knowledge in order to engage with it. ”

Tape Recorder seems like an album to look forward to in the new year: "Tape Recorder is a collection of six tracks written by Bronaugh after Lionlimb’s second European tour in Fall 2016, primarily on piano in Columbia University practice rooms. After having collaborated with a friend who plays cello, Bronaugh began expanding the songs to include violin, cello and bass clarinet. Having been the first time he scored music by hand, Bronaugh looked to ‘70s minimalist composers for research."