hese Arms Are Snakes Announce First US Tour in Support of New Album “Tail Swallower & Dove!”

After debuting their new video for Red Line Season to the world at the end of 2008, and after landing on a TON of year-end best of lists, Seattle’s sonic post-punk pioneers, These Arms Are Snakes, have just announced full details on their upcoming US tour.

Their trek will take them around the country, and, for the first time since the release of their latest full-length, Tail Swallower & Dove (Suicide Squeeze), the mighty Snakes will be traveling coast to coast imposing their spasm-inducing brutality on the good ole U.S.A. Joining the band on the majority of their trek are Touch & Go’s All The Saints, and Young Widows.

In other band news, Brian Cook from TAAS sat down with our good friends at FUSE TV.com and gave some insider tidbits into the making of the band’s brand new video for Red Line Season. You can read what Brian had to say about the video as well as watch it here:


These Arms Are Snakes Live!
Feb 22 2009 Marquis Theatre Denver, Colorado w/ All The Saints
Feb 24 2009 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, Kansas w/ All The Saints
Feb 25 2009 The Picador Iowa City, Iowa w/ All The Saints
Feb 26 2009 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota w/ All The Saints
Feb 27 2009 The Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin w/ All The Saints
Feb 28 2009 Subterranean Chicago, Illinois w/ All The Saints
Mar 1 2009 The House Dekalb, Illinois w/ All The Saints
Mar 2 2009 Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan w/ All The Saints
Mar 3 2009 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio w/ All The Saints
Mar 4 2009 Soundlab Buffalo, New York w/ All The Saints
Mar 5 2009 The Middle East – Upstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts w/ All The Saints
Mar 6 2009 The Polish Club Poughkeepsie, New York w/ All The Saints
Mar 7 2009 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York w/ All The Saints
Mar 10 2009 The Barbary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ All The Saints
Mar 11 2009 Rock And Roll Hotel Washington, Washington DC w/ All The Saints
Mar 13 2009 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia w/ Young Widows
Mar 14 2009 Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida w/ Young Widows
Mar 15 2009 The Social Orlando, Florida w/ Young Widows
Mar 17 2009 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, Louisiana w/ Young Widows and Mazarati
Mar 22 2009 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico

Here are some nice things that people have been saying about the band:

Some bands clobber with complicated riffs, others with brute force and speed, but Seattle’s These Arms Are Snakes lay waste with a wily combination of volatile rhythms and clever arrangements- Revolver Magazine

Tail Swallower & Dove is a torrent of math-rock intricacies, but the tiny droplets of soul never become diluted.- Alternative Press

They spend gigs throwing coffee tables and playing on crates- this, their third LP is just as spectacular-NME

One of the most ferocious bands to have emerged from the post-hardcore landscape, Seattle quartet These Arms are Snakes have, since their inception, polarized audiences with their unabashedly classic rock-leaning take on the genre; forging a sound that, while seemingly at odds with their heritage- The Tripwire

Post-hardcore insanity merges with strong songwriting on this Seattle band’s third full album. Direct and uncompromising, TS&D blasts through challenging math rock progressions, battering ram rhythms and bizarre grooves that’ll remind you equally of Fugazi and Blood Brothers. – HeadbangersBlog.com

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