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September 22, 2006

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After taking the time to expand on the promise of their stellar [I][URL]|Oxeneers[/URL][/I], [B]THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES[/B] are back with their most eloquent and potent release to date. The band spent the last months holed away honing their squawking and abrasive sound into the daunting [I]Easter[/I], due out October 10th. This second proper full length finds the Seattle foursome towing a proverbial line between paradox, hostility and a caustic blend of post-hard/math core. Retaining the definitive tension and angular force of earlier [B]THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES[/B] efforts, [I]Easter[/I] is the year-long culmination of a more structured yet experimental song writing process. Recorded at Red Room Recording in Seattle by drummer Chris Common, [I]Easter[/I] explores the relationship between suspect animism, impending otherwordly doom and the ethereal battle between virtue and ruin. More than anything from [B]THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES[/B]’ back catalog, [I]Easter[/I] was meant to hurt you.

"a post-punk swagger — gently profiling residents of a mental ward. The band’s got heart, too." - [B]Blender[/B]

"[A] gleaming, polished gem." - [B]Tiny Mix Tapes[/B]

"THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES have clearly created a distinct sound and are doing something only the Blood Brothers can come close to right now in terms being interesting, inventive and still rocking hard. " - [B]Cokemachineglow[/B]

"A challenging debut that sidesteps inflated expectations by staying close to the group's established sound while still demonstrating a flexibility conducive to future musical development." - [B]Pitchforkmedia[/B]

"Even if Oxeneers doesn't move you, it'll surely floor you." - [B]Alternative Press[/B]

The Snakes will be bringing [I]Easter[/I] to the masses in a matter of days, so don't miss the show in your hood. Check out the [B][URL]|tour page|EXTERNAL[/URL][/B] for updates and the full info.


10/8 - 10/14 with Thrice, Planes Mistaken for Stars
10/20 - 11/7 with Young Widows

09/22/2006 Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion
09/23/2006 Yakima, WA @ Yakima Sports Center
10/08/2006 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/09/2006 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
10/10/2006 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/12/2006 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/13/2006 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock - The Joint
10/14/2006 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/17/2006 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/18/2006 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon
10/19/2006 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
10/20/2006 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
10/21/2006 Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
10/22/2006 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
10/24/2006 Cleveland Hts, OH @ Grog Shop
10/26/2006 Toronto, ON Canada @ Kathedral
10/28/2006 Montreal, QC Canada @ Petit Campus
10/29/2006 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
11/01/2006 Providence, RI @ The Living Room
11/02/2006 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/04/2006 Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
11/07/2006 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/08/2006 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Down Under
11/09/2006 Orlando, FL @ AKA Lounge
11/10/2006 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
11/11/2006 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
11/13/2006 Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
11/14/2006 Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/15/2006 Denton, TX @ Hailey's
11/20/2006 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
11/20/2006 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill


[I]Easter[/I] will be released on October 10, 2006 and is available for [URL]|Pre-order now[/URL].


1. Mescaline Eyes
2. [URL]|Horse Girl|EXTERNAL[/URL]
3. Subtle Body
4. Desert Ghost
5. Child Chicken Play
6. Hell's Bank Notes
7. Abracadabraca
8. Deer Lodge
9. Lady North
10. Perpetual Bris
11. Coporeal
12. Crazy Woman Dirty Train