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Monday, May 5, 2008

These Arms are Snakes Sign to Suicide Squeeze

posted by on May 5 at 12:41 PM

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Suicide Squeeze is proud to announce the signing of Seattle-based, quartet, THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES!

The band will begin recording their new album on May 9 at Red Room Recordings in Seattle, WA, recording with Producer/TAAS drummer Chris Common (Mouth Of The Architect, These Arms Are Snakes, Minus the Bear), for a (yet to be titled) release on October 7th courtesy of Suicide Squeeze.

Speaking of Suicide Squeeze, tomorrow the local label will release the new Russian Circles record, Station, which got a three star review from Kurt B. Reighley in this week’s paper:

If Chicago instrumental combo Russian Circles founded a school, their curriculum would ditch the “three Rs”—who needs language arts when your discipline forgoes words?—in favor of a trio of Gs: geography, geometry, and geology. Studied closely, their music revolves around exploring diverse terrain, measuring spatial relations, and stratifying layers. And, yes, Russian Circles rock: at times, quite hard.

On their second full-length, drummer Dave Turncrantz and guitarist Mike Sullivan are joined by Brian Cook (Botch, These Arms Are Snakes) on bass, with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus the Bear) handling production. Randomly sample a segment of any of the six tracks, and a listener could be forgiven for thinking Station was the work of myriad bands. But no, the skittish percussion fills, headbanging bursts of staccato guitar shredding, unsettling dissonances, and extended ambient passages were all crafted by the same players. (The bowed bass and organ drones on “Versus,” however, come courtesy of Past Lives’ Morgan Henderson and Bayles, respectively.)

Read the full review here.

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This really speaks to how much SS has grown in the last five years or so. Originally they wanted to sign both Minus the Bear and These Arms Are Snakes but didn't have the cash to promote them both.

Now it's all gravy and they're not stopping. Here's to another ten years.

Posted by Brian | May 5, 2008 11:08 PM
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love it

Posted by radd | May 6, 2008 1:32 AM

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