These Arms Are Snakes, the Seattle based post-hardcore quartet, has announced its breakup. The band, which formed in 2002, had released three albums, the most recent being the Suicide Squeeze Records 2008 release of Tail Swallower and Dove, and toured with the likes of Minus the Bear, Cursive, Hot Water Music, Big Business, and Against Me!.
An issued statement from the band reads as the following:
“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.
These Arms Are Snakes gave no explanation for the breakup.