If you like The Decemberists but listening to them sometimes leaves you reaching for the razor or wondering if Colin Meloy maybe needs to have his adenoids removed (just saying), try The New Limb. A Los Angeles based indie rock ensemble whose lyrics’ sweeping sentimentality plays over poppy hooks. The band’s newest track Refugees – just released as free live session download – opines “We ran for years there / Out shuffling in the darkness / You were the compass / I was all the light that saved us”. The male-female front of Joey Chavez and Lauren Salamone lends itself to fabulous harmonies and intimate calls and responses. Chavez’s voice, in particular, has the ability to belt without stretching itself thin. As evocative as David Grey, his voice contains a rare quality which makes you want to both dance and cry – it has the ability to make you feel; and he is in full force on Stifled. Be sure to check out the band’s unflinchingly powerful and soul-stirring live version amid ruckus and protests performed live at Los Angeles’ Union Station.