The Singing Limbs
Gaining popularity in San Francisco’s competitive live music scene, and now poised to continue to expand their fan base nationwide, the indie rock quartet The Singing Limbs combines various genres and influences into a confluence of unique sounds resulting in a quintessentially colorful and energetic verve that rifles through their songs and live sets.
The Singing Limbs was founded in 2015 as by guitarist and vocalist Cameron Gibbons and drummer Mike DeLuccia. Soon after, the duo expanded into a quartet by recruiting bassist Dominic Colombini and keyboardist Josh Greenberger, thereby finalizing the formation of the psychedelic rock and soul band.
During the past two years, the band has worked the San Francisco live venue circuit hard, and successfully, with shows at historic landmarks like The Great American Music Hall, Slims, Rickshaw Stop, Brick and Mortar, and the Boom Boom Room.
Studio recordings offer nuanced pocket grooves, while live shows burst with energy and ambitious improvisation. On March 31st, 2017, TSL's will drop the debut, five-track EP, Mint, which DeLuccia contends is “inspired by influences from psych to surf, soul to rock.”
Regarding the band’s first official single, “Stay,” songwriter Gibbons says: "'Stay' is about the way people stick around in situations they'd rather not be part of, hoping things will change on their own. It’s got a great driving pulse through a four-on-the floor soul vibe. This was one of the first songs Mike and I wrote together."
Mint was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco CA over a four-day period in June of 2016. All of the tracks were recorded on 24-track analog tape with assistance from sound engineer Beau Sorenson and mastering from Tim Walsh.
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