NewsMarch 29, 2022 11:20 AM ET2,341 views

These Arms Are Snakes announce summer tour dates

As they prepare for the release of their career-spanning, double LP release, Duct Tape & Shivering Crows, on April 15th, post-hardcore group These Arms Are Snakes have shared a music video for "Riding the Grape Dragon (Demo)" and announced a small handful of shows to take place in June and July. The newly-announced tour dates can be found below, while the new video is available here:

Originally appearing on the These Arms Are Snakes demo in 2003, "Riding the Grape Dragon (Demo)" resurfaces today alongside an new music video directed by Documavision.

TAAS bassist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Cook comments on "Riding the Grape Dragon (Demo)," which originally appeared on the These Arms Are Snakes demo in 2003: "We recorded our first four songs with Ben Verellen in his basement studio in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, WA sometime in late 2002 / early 2003. I remember very little of the session other than sleeping beneath the mixing console after a late night of drinking. The four songs were burned onto CD and mailed to every record label we liked. 'Riding the Grape Dragon' was the first song our unexpecting recipients would hear, and it was apparently a strong enough song for people to listen to the entire CD and respond to our unsolicited demos. We got a phone call from Jade Tree just a few days after we dropped our demo in the mail… which was surprising given that we'd forgotten to include any contact info in the package. Fortunately, there were enough mutual friends between us and the label that they were able to track us down, and later in the year we'd re-record the four demo songs plus 'Drinking From The Necks Of The Ones You Love' for the This Is Meant To Hurt You EP."


These Arms Are Snakes tour dates (tickets go on sale April 1):

6/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater w/ Git Some
6/16 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Young Widows
6/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Young Widows
7/7 Oakland, CA @ Crybaby
7/8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

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