The Arm

The Arm

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Hellfire sermons out of a post-punk maelstrom. Pure adrenaline bursts tempered with an eerie atmosphere, like the moment just before an earthquake. Called "one of the essential bands of the 00's" by Splendid magazine and a "Band to Watch" by Rolling Stone's David Fricke.

Biography

The Arm pulls no punches and suffers no pretensions. Rolling thunder drums, snarling bass lines, sonar guitars and a carnival ride of distorted, shuddering organ, topped with a fire-and-brimstone preacher of a vocalist. Other bands find the Arm impossible to follow, as all of the intensity has been used up by the time they leave the stage. Having made little tremors at CMJ last year, this year they are set to explode, with a much talked-about SXSW showcase championed by no one less than David Fricke of Rolling Stone and BBC Radio's Steve Lamacq, a new CD entitled "Call You Out," and an extensive nationwide tour with Single Frame beginning this April.

Discography

Call You Out - 2006
The Arm! - 2003
tracks from "Call You Out" featured on: BBC Radio 1 (stream available), KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," Seattle's KEXP, Austin's 101X.
tracks from "The Arm!" featured on Austin's 101X, ranked 14th song of the year for 2005.
Song "To Yr Id" and its music video a top-10 finalist in the national Scion Xpress Video Fest 2006.

Set List

Typical set 30-40 minutes: The Privileged Few, I'd Like to Make a Complaint, D-Stressed, Nature vs. Future, To Yr Id, Lovers & Agents, I Have a Secret That Will Ruin You, Malaria!Malaria!, Song for Lewd Businessmen, Vile Lives, It Breaks Our Heart to Say This, But Sometimes Politicians Don't Have Your Best Interests In Mind, The Business of The Arm is Business.
cover songs: "Third Uncle" (Brian Eno), "Donovan" (Happy Mondays).