These Arms Are Snakes Share Demo Version Of “Riding The Grape Dragon”, Announce Summer U.S. Shows

These Arms Are Snakes have shared a 2003 demo version of their song “Riding The Grape Dragon.“ This take on the track will appear on the band’s rarities compilation “Duct Tape & Shivering Crows“ (out April 15).

Brian Cook commented:

“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.”

In other news, the group have also announced some summer U.S. shows:

06/15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
06/16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
06/18 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
07/07 Oakland, CA – Crybaby
07/08 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

These Arms Are Snakes To Release New Rarities Compilation “Duct Tape & Shivering Crows” In April

These Arms Are Snakes will be releasing a new rarities compilation, titled “Duct Tape & Shivering Crows,” on April 15. You can check out “Camera Shy” from the effort below:

“Duct Tape & Shivering Crows” Track Listing:

01. “Meet Your Mayor”
02. “Camera Shy”
03. “Trix”
04. “Energy Drink And The Long Walk Home”
05. “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana cover)
06. “Washburn”
07. “Old Paradise”
08. “Payday Loans”
09. “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 Announce Second Reunion Show

These Arms Are Snakes will now be playing two reunion shows at Neumos in Seattle, WA. The first one will take place on August 28 and it will also feature Filth Is Eternal and Dust Moth. The second one will take place on August 29 and it will also feature Helms Alee and Mamiffer.