Spiral Groove (Bayonet Records)

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Lionlimb – the project of Stewart Bronaugh – shares the new single/video, “Gone,” from his forthcoming album, Spiral Groove, out November 12th on Bayonet. “Gone” is “about being the friend of an addict. When you are with them it’s like no one is there. I’ve been on both sides and seeing a loved one’s addiction is way way worse than having one I think” say Bronaugh. The instrumentation on “Gone” is atmospheric and brooding, until it fills out with percussion and bright synth. The accompanying lyric video was shot by Bronaugh in New York City.


Spiral Groove was born out of Bronaugh’s recovery from a neck surgery. Studded with stories of mortality, the challenges of addiction and sobriety, and the romance of a lifetime, Spiral Groove encapsulates all of our existential questions into tidy love songs. The name derives from a channel in the arm your nerves run through while simultaneously painting the picture of a needle dropping onto a vinyl LP. The album is a timeless, romantic collection of songs; piano, cello, slide guitar and buzzing synth lines wind in and out. Angel Olsen describes the “joyful urgency” in these songs–they are like a hopeful spell for life after the end of the world.