A good band on record that realized its truly inspiring potential on the stage, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES called it quits today. From the band:
It's with a heavy heart we tell you that These Arms Are Snakes is no more. It's been a great run and we'd like to send out a very hearty "Thank You" to everyone that we've worked with or anyone that we've toured with; anyone that lent us a floor, towed our van and / or trailer, lent a van, given us a listen, downloaded our records prior to their coming out, bought our shit, or asked us where our band name came from; everyone who cooked us food, made habanero-infused tequila, had a safety meeting with us, let Steve gyrate all over you, had to live with any of us, made us pay shitloads of money to get off your punk label, got us into LOST, found Steve drunkenly wandering the streets of Tokyo alone, played Madlibs in the van (plural nouns), lost money promoting one of our shows, took Chris to the hospital, put up with our drunken sorry asses, got into a fight with us, etc. etc.
This band could not have been possible without all of you. We sincerely thank you.
TAAS 2002 - 2009
The band is surely to live on through new projects, and will hopefully remain assoicated with Echo Park's Sargent House, as they seem to truly love and nurture their artists. Two of the members are already active in other bands. Guitarist Ryan Frederiksen is in NARROWS. Bassist Brian Cook is in RUSSIAN CIRCLES. You may have heard of them.