About Arms Akimbo
What started as a class project in college bloomed into the beautiful mistake that is Arms Akimbo. Few acts transition from “college band” into touring act with a large cult following, but Arms Akimbo has done so, sharing the stage with acts such as Motion City Soundtrack, Walk The Moon, Briston Maroney, The Dangerous Summer, The Spill Canvas, Field Medic, The Mowgli’s, and countless others.
Arms Akimbo’s music resonates with anyone who struggles to find themselves, love and balance. While their influences vary from pop punk, to indie rock, to folk, the often nostalgic themes in their music are met with an “indie movie soundtrack” feel in nearly every song. This formula was cultivated best in their debut album released last year. This “East LA ETC” album was a labor of love and self-sufficiency. This concept record was fully funded and released independently by the band. It features 14 songs, 14 music videos and a Hollywood-based motif that was inspired by their love for film and tv.
Arms Akimbo continues to release catchy, relatable, harmony heavy hits. Their most recent of these is their new single “whats ur sign?” which features a story of dating, the feeling of fading youth, and a gang vocal section in which the band allowed their most loyal fans to sing on the record. Arms Akimbo is currently in Los Angeles, working day jobs and recording a new EP that will make you dance and cry.