Published Jan 12, 2010Post-hardcore and experimental math rock aren't genres usually associated with commercial success, but These Arms Are Snakes have managed to earn a widespread following with their boundary-pushing approach. Now, after eight years and three albums, the Seattle, WA-based band are calling it quits.
The band gave no reason for the breakup, but posted the following message on their MySpace:
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.
On the bright side, it will be interesting to see what the band members do next. After all, These Arms Are Snakes initially formed following the breakup of several bands, including Minneapolis outfit Kill Sadie.