featuring Guest Saxophonist Colin Fisher of Caribou
“Philly trio Many Arms play white hot Zappa-on-SST jazz-punk in athletic, hypnotic 15-minute excursions.” – SPIN
“Fiercely frenetic, blaring and precise as hell, Many Arms mathy-cum-berserk cacophony journeys into a Brainiac universe of face-melting prog-guitar lickage supported by a ridiculous rhythm section whose time signature chug-chug fries minds.” – The Village Voice
“…devastatingly complex and repetitious prog-inspired, punk-jazz riffs and soloage loaded with dizzying time-signature fits that only jazz disciples would be able to hold down.” – Dusted
Philadelphia and New York-based Many Arms are a power trio in the truest sense of the term. The band’s music is a loud, aggressive blend of punk and free jazz, tied together with compositions that twist and turn through angular unison melodies and complex rhythmic vamps.
Many Arms’ touring ethos has taken their music across the US and Canada numerous times, where they’ve performed at festivals like Suoni Per Il Popolo (Montreal) and the New Atlantis Festival (DC) and have shared bills with many bands, including Hyrrokkin, Talibam!, Marnie Stern, Nat Baldwin, Tera Melos, Dysrhythmia, Extra Life, Schnaak, Bardo Pond, Normal Love, Inzinzac, Eric Carbonara, Yowie, Les Rhinoceros, Mario Diaz De Leon, and Pitom. They’ve also recorded and toured with no-input mixing guru Toshimaru Nakamura and will perform on John Zorn’s Masada Book Three premier concert at Town Hall in March 2014.
To date, Many Arms have released three full-length albums and one EP. In 2014, the not-for-proft cooperative record label Tzadik Records (owned and operated by composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist John Zorn) will release the band’s new full-length, Suspended Definition, their second release for the label. This new recording features the band joined by Toronto-based saxophonist Colin Fisher (Caribou, Anthony Braxton).
Many Arms Live!
March 2014 @ Town Hall New York, NY (John Zorn’s Masada Book Three Concert)
Many Arms are:
Guitarist Nick Millevoi (Deveykus, Archer Spade)
Electric Bassist John DeBlase (Zevious, Deveykus)
Drummer Ricardo Lagomasino (Joe Lally, Deleted Scenes)