These Arms Are Snakes announce rarities collection, tour dates

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Seattle post-hardcore icons These Arms Are Snakes have announced a new collection of rarities titled Duct Tape & Shivering Crows. It’s out April 15 via Suicide Squeeze, and compiles tracks recorded throughout their career. The first track they’ve shared is “Riding the Grape Dragon (Demo)”, which you can hear below.

The group have also announced a handful of summer tour dates as well. Check those out below.

These Arms Are Snakes’ Brian Cook says in a statement, “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 rarities

These Arms Are Snakes Duct Tape & Shivering Crows tracklist:

1. Meet Your Mayor
2. Camera Shy
3. Trix
4. Energy Drink and the Long Walk Home
5. Heart Shaped Box
6. Washburn
7. Old Paradise
8. Payday Loans
9. Hook on This
10. Riding the Grape Dragon (Demo)
11. Run It Through the Dog (Demo)
12. Diggers of Ditches Everywhere (Demo)
13. The Blue Rose (Demo)

These Arms Are Snakes tour dates:

June 15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
June 16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 18 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
July 7 Oakland, CA – Crybaby
July 8 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

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