Bachmann burner overdrives... See what I did there? Merge, 2012 7.8/ 10.0 My music listening in the '90s cut quite a wide swath through the big tent that qualified as “indie”. Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Archers of Loaf were more or less always at the periphery of my musical tastes, [...]
The Archers of Loaf may not have garnered the same level of indie-rock stardom as many of their early-'90s counterparts, but that didn't stop the influential Chapel Hill, NC band from making a lot of noise. With a sound as angular and pop-centric as Pavement , but owing equal credit to the pure noise of Sonic Youth and the raw energy of the Pixies , the Archers strutted the line between melody and discordance like few of their contemporaries. [...]
PopMatters previews some of February's most eagerly awaited offerings. February is the month when the record release schedule really comes out of hibernation and starts to heat up with the year's first batch of anticipated albums. In addition to a list of notable releases for February, PopMatters previews some of the month's eagerly awaited offerings. Artist: Archers of Loaf Album: Vee Vee (Remastered) Label: Merge Image: http://images.popmatters.com/r eviews_art/a/archers_vee_vee.j pg Display Width: 200 Display as: List US Release Date: 2012-02-21 UK Release Date: Import Archers of LoafVee...
Happy Labor Day! Let's appreciate the working men and women of American by going to an awesome show this week! What do you say? Thursday, September 1 Peaches, Maluca at Mezzanine At one point in time, "electroclash" was going to change the world... It was going to change the way we listen to music- twitchy [...]
by Bill Pearis DOWNLOAD : Archers of Loaf - What Did You Expect? (MP3) DOWNLOAD: Art Brut - "Lost Weekend" (MP3) Archers of Loaf @ Sasquach 2011 ( more by Josh Darr ) This weekend marks the return of '90s indie legends Archers of Loaf who play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (6/25, [...]
Archers Of Loaf 's 1993 debut Icky Mettle stands alongside the work of Pavement and Sebadoh as one of the best indie albums of '90s. In January, the seminal indie-rock act performed a reunion show at The Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC—which had fans and music bloggers all a twitter with excitement. It was Archer Of Loaf's first show in 13 years, after which there was speculation about whether or not the band would play more dates. We're happy to say that rumors of the reunion tour are true and they'll be performing at [...]
One of the very best things about where I did my graduate work (Raleigh and Chapel Hill, NC) was its music scene. The Triangle as it's called, has been so flush with amazing musical talent over the years, it's almost surreal. I got lucky to see Slobberbone in a local Chapel Hill establishment the size of a closet (Local 506), Whiskeytown in a Raleigh bar the size of a basement (The Brewery), and Tres Chicas, Patty Hurst Shifter, Mayflies USA in a converted garage...But the one band I would have killed to see but [...]
Ah yes, the greatness of Eric Bachmann. Before his days in solo projects as well as in Crooked Fingers, he was the singer/guitarist of one of our favorite indie rock groups from the ‘90s, Archers Of Loaf. We picked the video from their genius 1995 album Vee Vee for the college radio staple “Harnessed In Slums.” Do kids in college radio these days even know about Archers Of Loaf anymore? "Harnessed In Slums"