At long last, Cincinnati Rock foursome Fists of Love will see the release of its debut album, I Sang My Heart Out to a Snake Once. The album has been “virtually street-ready” since FoL bassist/producer John Curley took a hiatus to tour the planet with his “other band,” The Afghan Whigs. Curley has returned from the road and will join his bandmates — guitarists/vocalists Chris Schadler and Donna Rubin and drummer Cedric Rose — this Friday for an album release show at Northside Tavern.
Friday will also mark the end of Fist of Love’s Kickstarter campaign to have I Sang My Heart Out to a Snake Once released on vinyl. Supporters can still give to the Kickstarter fund and earn some of the perks available for the different tiers of donation. The vinyl version is expected in June.
Admission for Friday’s show will be $5 (a rarity for the usually “free” Northside Tavern); download cards for the new album will be on sale for $5 as well, and you can pre-order the vinyl at the show. Halvsies opens the night at 10 p.m. northsidetav.com.