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I Sang My Heart Out To A Snake Once by Fists of Love.
Recorded at Cincinnati's Ultrasuede Studio, this collection of 10 original, new songs is our first full-length recording and our first since John Curley joined the band. I Sang My Heart Out To A Snake Once showcases the songwriting and guitar work of Chris Schadler and Donna Rubin backed by the rhythm section of Cedric Rose and John Curley. Produced by Fists of Love, recorded and mixed by John Curley, I Sang My Heart Out To A Snake Once moves through distinct themes: devotional, dark cruisin, fusslin, meditative psyche-rock, summer memories, local band lore, and love. Reminiscent of The Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, X and Pink Floyd, elements of pop, jazz and psychedelic rock collide. Fists of Love’s I Sang My Heart Out To A Snake Once is a record you'll want to play again as soon as it's over.

"It’s not surprising that I Sang My Heart Out is an impressive first effort. The album is a sonic voyage from start to finish and a great recording to absorb as a whole (like how “albums” used to be). The arrangements on each track take the listener through unexpected twists, turns, textures and rhythms, showcasing a psychedelic spirit that is mesmerizing." (Mike Breen for City Beat)

Fists of Love ... "a sonic juggernaut that blasts five decades of influences into contemporary bite size Post Rock chunks perfect for snacking on the dance floor. Fists of Love is frenzy and control, volume and subtlety, melodicism and dissonance, now and right now. (Brian Baker for Citybeat)

“Fists Of Love have created a thing of dark beauty . . . a careening rollercoaster ride through the Post Rock apocalypse. . . Fists of Love is the ’60s and ’70s getting together to devour the sex/drugs/Rock and Roll excesses of the ’80s and ’90s and puking up the new millennium in the orgiastic afterglow. Fists of Love is your new favorite band, whether you know it or not. Be aware.” (Brian Baker for Midpoint Music Festival)

"Fists of Love played a trippy set for a crowded room. Guitarists Chris Schadler and Donna Rubin hooked up on unlikely interlocking leads, and Schadler and bassist Mike Weinel added slide playing to the mix with a harmonica and beer bottle, respectively."
-Chris Varias, Metromix

“Featuring John Curley on bass, member of the booming Cincinnati success The Afghan Whigs, the band produced easygoing classic rock perfect for cruising around town. Summer was definitely in the air as the commanding rock peppered with hints of punk echoed into the fading daylight. While female vocalist/guitarist Donna Rubin’s free-spirited voice crackled into the microphone, her musical counterpart Chris Schadler supplied smooth, full vocals and sound effects to complete the 1960s-esque performance.”
-Kelly Tucker, The News Record

General Info

Band Members
schady, dj darklord, mad librarian, curley
Artist Name
Fists of Love
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Active Since
Rock / 70s / psyche-rock saga

Contact Info

Cincinnati, OH