Archers of Loaf reunion?!

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apparently there are tix on sale for a Twin Cities date: http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=m%20s%20s\n&query=schedule&venue=400bar&next=642902

does anyone else know anything about this? I'm gonna browse around but if you've got info hand it over plz. thanks!

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 29 December 2005 10:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

that doesn't work; try this: http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=mn&query=schedule&venue=400bar&next=642902

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 29 December 2005 10:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

holy shit, if that's true i need to plan a trip for the cities.

deadair (deadair), Thursday, 29 December 2005 11:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

Motherfucker! That is awesome. But hey, if they are playing at all, I figure they GOTTA play here, no? I mean, dude lives here and all.

PS here = Seattle

Scott CE (Scott CE), Thursday, 29 December 2005 17:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wait wait. According to the M's site, they are touring with Archer Prewitt.

http://www.the-ms.com/shows.html

Looks like someone at Ticketweb made a wishful typo.

Scott CE (Scott CE), Thursday, 29 December 2005 17:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

But I sincerely hope to be proven wrong.

Scott CE (Scott CE), Thursday, 29 December 2005 17:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

The last Crooked Fingers tour was as close to an Archers reunion as we're gonna get. It was a great show, though!!

The Milkmaid (of Human Kindness) (The Milkmaid), Thursday, 29 December 2005 17:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Last = Dignity & Shame, not solo EB.

The Milkmaid (of Human Kindness) (The Milkmaid), Thursday, 29 December 2005 17:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhh, consider me there?!

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Thursday, 29 December 2005 17:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

it is indeed a misprint (sadly)

the show is Archer Prewitt w/ The M's

http://billions.com/artists/archerp/index.html

Date City Venue details
Fri 2/10/06 Kansas City, MO Record Bar *
Sat 2/11/06 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge *
Mon 2/13/06 Tucson, AZ Plush *
Tue 2/14/06 San Diego, CA Casbah *
Wed 2/15/06 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland *
Thu 2/16/06 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill *
Sat 2/18/06 Seattle, WA Crocodile Café *
Sun 2/19/06 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
Mon 2/20/06 Vancouver, BC The Media Club
Thu 2/23/06 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar *
Fri 2/24/06 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle ^

* The M's support
^ co-headline with The M's

solace (solace), Thursday, 29 December 2005 19:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

But the ticketweb link says the Archers show is on MARCH 23rd. So is it wrong on two counts, or is this Archer Prewitt thing just the craziest fucking coincidence ever?

I will keep hope alive; but not much of it.

Scott CE (Scott CE), Thursday, 29 December 2005 19:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

You can catch EB on his solo acoustic tour -- the show I saw in Chicago was great!! Lotsa new songs, totally worth it even though I saw the full CF band tour earlier this year.

The Milkmaid (of Human Kindness) (The Milkmaid), Thursday, 29 December 2005 19:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

WAAAAAAAAAAH. also, i was confused as to why an AOL reunion was happening in minneapolis and not say, chapel hill/asheville.

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Thursday, 29 December 2005 19:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

Scott, you are right, they do have the date messed up now. I emailed them the other day to correct the Archers of Loaf thing, but at least Archer's name has been fixed.

http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=mn&query=schedule&venue=400bar&next=642902

Ticketweb has errors fairly often (they fail to remove cancelled shows often times)

solace (solace), Thursday, 29 December 2005 19:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Curse you for getting my hopes briefly up, Matos!

Scott CE (Scott CE), Thursday, 29 December 2005 21:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

hey, mine too!

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Friday, 30 December 2005 02:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

This thread hurt, you guys!

Matthew C Perpetua (inca), Friday, 30 December 2005 02:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

Firstly, I was going to curse geography from keeping me away from this! Secondly, I was going to seriously debate buying a plane ticket anyway.

Now all I get to do is curse a typo, and that just doesn't offer the same oomph!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 30 December 2005 02:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

I was kinda hoping for a Picasso Trigger or Shiny Beast reunion, instead... but waaah waah.

dali madison's nut (donut), Friday, 30 December 2005 03:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Picasso Trigger was the shit early on, but the second album totally blew.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 30 December 2005 03:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

fuck picasso trigger

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Friday, 30 December 2005 09:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

i c on pt

dali madison's nut (donut), Friday, 30 December 2005 09:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

5 years pass...

Apparently there's a surprise reunion show going on at Cat's Cradle RIGHT FUCKING NOW!

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

awes

some hills are never seen (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Luckily, it'll be all over youtube in about 2 hours if it's true.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Now I don't know what to believe.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

I mean, the friend who told me about it is a reliable guy, but Jon Wurster probably still talks to a few of those dudes all the time.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

jon wurster is a bonafide joker fwiw

balls, Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

that's true

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Superchunk keeps posting updates from this show on their Twitter.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Okay yeah, it's all over twitter now

http://twitter.com/#search?q=archers%20of%20loaf

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 04:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

nuts! i live like 5 minutes from the cat's cradle. wish i'd heard about this!

Young Guns aside, the western is not my favorite genre. (latebloomer), Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would be crying right now.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i literally slept through this, too

Young Guns aside, the western is not my favorite genre. (latebloomer), Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha I posted itt 5 yrs ago!

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

r u the Milkmaid?

some hills are never seen (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yup

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Sunday, 16 January 2011 05:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

so crooked fingers is playing a few dates in the next month

i wonder . . .

mookieproof, Sunday, 16 January 2011 06:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

can't imagine bachmann would want to offend whatever strange souls actually prefer crooked fingers to archers

da croupier, Sunday, 16 January 2011 13:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh man!

When I saw Crooked Fingers about 5 years ago Matt came out on stage towards the end and they played a couple AoL songs. It was pretty sweet.

ENBB, Sunday, 16 January 2011 14:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

yo latebloomer, we should chill sometime when i'm in chillsboro (my highly-efficient new name for c-hill/carrboro metropolitan area)

bernard snowy, Sunday, 16 January 2011 14:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

and yeah i am pretty bummed that i did not know about this, archers are like my favorite nc band, maybe favorite indie-rock band?, of all time

bernard snowy, Sunday, 16 January 2011 14:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

nice xyc shirt on the drummer :D

bernard snowy, Sunday, 16 January 2011 15:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

so this was at/before a Love Language show? never rly fucked w/ them but props for this!

bernard snowy, Sunday, 16 January 2011 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

holy shit i would kill to see them live again!

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 January 2011 17:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Man I used to love Archers of Loaf so much. I need to replace my old cassettes, not sure I even know where they are anymore. I used to get made fun of relentlessly in my design studio class because I had an Archers of Loaf sticker on my parallel bar and people wrongly assumed I was a big America On Line supporter because of the 'AOL' logo.

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 17 January 2011 17:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

holy shit i would kill to see them live again!

― dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, January 17, 2011 12:23 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ugh me too

Last time I saw the full line-up was like late 90's NYC and it was completely amazing. I think that At the Drive-In opened that show but I could be making that up because it seems sort of odd.

ENBB, Monday, 17 January 2011 17:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

nah that would actually make total sense to me, at the drive in started on flipside, def a lot of peeps that loved archers liked the early ATDI stuff

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 January 2011 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK then maybe I'm not making that up. Iirc the other band that night was Knapsack which is a name I haven't thought of in a very long time until just now. wow.

ENBB, Monday, 17 January 2011 17:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they toured a bit with ATDI. I specifically showed up late to one show to avoid them.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 17 January 2011 17:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw them with Helium in Columbus and it was SO RAD. I have seen Crooked Fingers a bunch of times through the years too.

Just curious -- has anyone heard the film score he did for Ball of Wax? (full disclosure: i am involved with this, so i am just curious if anyone knows it exists -- also it is really good even if it does have a very early 00s feeling to it)

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

never heard of it, but loved his barry black project that he had when archers were still going, that was very film music sounding stuff

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's partially what inspired getting the sdtk together. i can probably upload it somewhere if no one can find it. it was released under EB's name, so i think it may have fallen through the cracks for a lot of ppl

barry black, crooked fingers, blablabla

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

here is one of the songs -- the record was called SHORT CAREERS

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Monday, 17 January 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i have a rip of that soundtrack, yeah. he also did a record called 'to the races' under his own name

mookieproof, Monday, 17 January 2011 21:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw them as the opening act for weezer (blue album era) and i HATED weezer at the time (they've grown on me a teeny bit) so we all peaced out after AOL was done.

they sound great, esp bachmann's voice. iirc his voice got worse and worse as the band went on (i tuned out after vee-vee)

i love you but i have chosen snarkness (Steve Shasta), Monday, 17 January 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

song sounds totally different, but his voice does interesting things toward the end and you totally forget that it's just him and a guitar. great post-show noise at the end of the clip too.

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

12/09 btw

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

until this thread was revised, i had completely forgotten that i saw AOL in Leeds in the 90s (at the Pub With No Name aka Duchess of York, of course)
the reason i went was actually for the support act, small 23, who i was vibed up on at the time (need to see if that album still hold up), but i seem to recall enjoying the AOL set as well.

mark e, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow that acoustic web in front is great

dj plain ole m@tt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

EB has been being great for a looooong time. i really love crooked fingers and other stuff he's done over the years. even when he's kinda off ("call to love" is corny) he's great. sure, there were some mawkish lyrics here and there, but dude can write a song, and he always performs with heart. that's not easy to maintain for this long. he also tries out a lot of different directions and never gets too comfortable there. really every album has its own character.

dude is great

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

also great covers
i saw crooked fingers play "age of consent" at some show, and then there's this

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

and when you were mine by prince!

Only seen crooked fingers once but EB coming out to the audience and singing that on his own was pretty much the highlight for me.

‎\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

his version of "the river" is not something i can listen to in public because i cry
every
single
time

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's okay to cry

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's totally embarrassing for me and everyone present, i assure you

ergonomically chromium plated fish slice (La Lechera), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

A recording of the gig has gone up on d1m3ad0z3n if anyone is interested

philippe is standing on it (MaresNest), Thursday, 20 January 2011 23:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

also http://webinfront.net/?p=4741

mookieproof, Friday, 21 January 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

HOLEE SHIIIIIIT

http://www.babystew.com/?p=9325

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 April 2011 21:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

omg

I am so happy.

ENBB, Monday, 11 April 2011 22:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

hopefully getting my chicago road trip planned by time tix go onsale on friday

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 April 2011 23:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

hmmm would i go to nyc for the archers....

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's settled then. NYC road trip, archers and possible FAP come July. :D

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

surprised mookieproof has not weighed in yet on this issue

dmr, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just scheduled a vacation during the NYC dates :[

dmr, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

wooo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 00:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's settled then. NYC road trip, archers and possible FAP come July. :D

― ENBB, Monday, April 11, 2011 8:19 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i am strongly in favor of this

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 01:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Any other Chicago folks going to hit up the Bottom Lounge shows?

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

girl please
you know i'll be there even though it's the night before i leave on a very long trip

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 02:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

Well, that's settled then. NYC road trip, archers and possible FAP come July. :D

― ENBB, Monday, April 11, 2011 8:19 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i am strongly in favor of this

― call all destroyer, Monday, April 11, 2011 9:46 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

OK this isn't even a question then. Let's do it. I was wrong about July though the shows are June 25th and June 26th. The 25th is a Saturday show in Williamsburg. Let's do that one. Tickets on sale this Friday. This is happening. I'm gonna email you later today to coordinate.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

*beckons from the UK*

and the hint of parp (ledge), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

I liked em and I guess I would go if I hadnt seen em in the '90s, but this doesn't seem necessary.

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

^necessary post

da croupier, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw them at Tramps in like 1997 or so and prob at least one other time but I'm still going to drive 5 hours for this. I guess I just like them that much.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

but this doesn't seem necessary

For you or for them? Because they'd probably like to have the money.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw them 3 times in the 90s, which is why it won't break my heart if I miss seeing the reunion show (though I'd very much like to see it). tbh, I'd be far more interested in a new song or ten.

That's why they call me (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 14:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

what's necessary about rock? it's just gonna be fun to see a band i like again!

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

I guess a messy Sebadoh show about 4 years ago ruined this sorta shit for me

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

they're coming over to the uk to play ATP in december

reallysmoothmusic (Jamie_ATP), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I distinctly remember EB saying that he wasn't interested in reunion tours, that he has been making music all these years and fuiud but I guess lots of u d and now he might as well help ppl relive their 20s.

I saw Archers in 95 or so and CF/EB a bunch of times since then, but I feel like he's family* at this point and I got no problem seeing the old band again. I'm not delirious about it but glad they're finally getting a slice of 90s pie.

*slight exaggeration, but more true of EB than, say, Lou Barlow.

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I guess a messy Sebadoh show about 4 years ago ruined this sorta shit for me

― your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:21 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah but c'mon dogg, sebadoh was never exactly hot shit live (at least the one time i saw them)....archers kicked out the jams live

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Agreed that it's a crap comparison but I gotta say that Sebadoh were great when I saw them at about that time.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Q w/r/t original post: what is the state of dude's voice? I seem to remember even on the Vee-Vee tour it was shredded and he was taking creative steps to protect it in the more aggressive songs.

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw crooked fingers maybe five years ago (matt came out and they played 3 AoL songs btw) and it seemed fine iirc.

ENBB, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 18:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Y'all who are ignoring the 10+ years of Crooked Fingers stuff based on a snap judgment you may have made 10+ years ago re: the state of Bachmann's voice are just missing out. It's not like he has a Pollard-like back catalogue to sift through. The covers EPs are great, Bring On the Snakes and Red Devil Dawn are great, Dignity and Shame...has its moments (some of which are great) and it's all worth a listen or six. The s/t CF is kind of unusual w/r/t the voice thing, but the songs themselves are beautiful. "Broken Man" is devastating. Also Barry Black and BOW score? Great!

Better than fine imo! Anyway, before you poop your pants about the reunion, give the rest a try. You can blame me if you find absolutely NOTHING to like in there.

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

There are some great Crooked Fingers songs but the "Neil Diamond sings Tom Waits" vibe is a bit much

da croupier, Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

i saw crooked fingers open for neko case and they were p amazing, really won over a crowd that had no idea who bachman was.

some yuppie lady yelled out "YOU'RE AWESOME WHO ARE YOU?" and bachman said "M'am, I'm a grown man" and went into the next song

a fort minor forest (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink


also features attractive and enthusiastic female fiddler

Just give it a chance if you wrote it off 10 years ago is all I'm saying. If nothing else, attempt to appreciate his instrumental work, which is amazing imo.

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

"hot shit" is overrated

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

LL, I'm pretty sure VeeVee came out 16 years ago... :-P

it's time for the fish in the perculator (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was referring mostly to the CF years. Anyway, you guys should give those records a chance. They're good.
i mean bacdafucup if you don't like this -- so pretty

Ralpharina (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 April 2011 20:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's so on.

Your Order Is Complete
Archers of Loaf
Sat Jun 25, 2011 08:00 PM
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

ditto

mookieproof, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

same show? :D

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh shit should i do this

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

sean I sent you a message on FB asking if you wanted me to get you a ticket but then I panicked so bought anyway - go buy one - we'll drive down together!!!

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh you did? i'm in the building that gets no 3g reception today. let me check my sched. and buy one!

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

:D

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

damn, tickets for saturday already gone

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

ahhh - I might have one for you. I will figure it out and let you know!

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok thx! i will be watching stubhub, they will definitely end up there

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

I figured it out. I have an extra ticket - yours if you want it.

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 16:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

cool, i'm in!

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks for figuring it out so fast!

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahaha np

YAY!

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

i will prob still watch for a ticket for L--she was indifferent to maybe/kinda/sorta interested--she may also come down to visit friends in brooklyn.

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

sounds good - I'll be the same - just wanted to make sure the ppl who really wanted to go got the tix for sure :)

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

cad - if you see a couple reasonably priced tickets then get me one too and we will divide the cost of all 4 between us. i will prob come down to hang either way. i am in the indifferent bracket wrt to this band.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok i will do that!

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Um, see you all there! Though I wouldn't know if I did.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 15 April 2011 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

I feel like this is definitely going to require a FAP afterwards for all who are interested. We can plan nearer the date but I feel like that would be a good idea.

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, I'm going Sunday to the Webster show. :/

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 15 April 2011 17:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

:(

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 17:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

tbh only song title I remember is "Web in Front."

wd meet you guys for drinks b4 show, tho. xxp

Afterwards? oh, Sat nite sure I guess

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 April 2011 17:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

before, aft, 'sall good

call all destroyer, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah!

ENBB, Friday, 15 April 2011 18:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

got tickets to both chicago shows! very psyched!

the zing cheese incident (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 15 April 2011 23:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha i thought about getting tix to both ny shows but as it is i think the one show is the most expensive ticket i've bought since seeing prince

mookieproof, Saturday, 16 April 2011 00:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

got tix for first chicago show btw

housedress? maxidress! (La Lechera), Monday, 18 April 2011 02:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

holding out for the small (23) reunion now

mookieproof, Monday, 2 May 2011 01:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

using it as an excuse to go home to dc

fauxmarc, Monday, 2 May 2011 02:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Small 23 reunion? Ha, won't draw much of a crowd.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Monday, 2 May 2011 03:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

c'mon true zero hook rocks

chopsocky?

mookieproof, Monday, 2 May 2011 04:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Strapping Fieldhands are great too but I went to their show at Cake Shop and the crowd was practically me and the opening acts.

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Monday, 2 May 2011 04:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ok Chicago better give me some ELBOW ROOM because I forgot how ridiculous fun it is to dance to "Harnessed in Slums"
It's not the 90s anymore and I am not too cool to dance

deez m'uts (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 14:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

got my chicago tix, very excited

coo coo khal (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 15:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

oops i already said that but i am still excited!

coo coo khal (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

preshow chicago fap? who else is going to chicago show? webmail me and we can arrange things!

deez m'uts (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

that might be cool but i am hitching a ride w/someone so i'm now sure what his itenerary is and stuff

coo coo khal (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 15:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

you don't have to hang out with me the whole time or anything -- don't worry ;)
no pressure, lemme know

i can see how you might be apprehensive about having anything to do with the person who just finished saying get outta my way this (making a square) is dance space haha

deez m'uts (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 15:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=215423935154835&id=187124247984804

Big announcement tonight coming from our friends at Merge Records. Very excited. Also tickets for several more shows are going on sale this Saturday at 10am:
July 24th @ The Earl in Atlanta, GA
Aug 20th @ Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC
Sept 9th @ Neumo's in Seattle, WA
Dig it.

-----------------------------------------

So, reissue campaign or...NEW ALBUM?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 June 2011 20:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Washington DC show sold out quick (I never got a ticket)

curmudgeon, Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

reissues!

http://www.mergerecords.com/blog/2011/06/archers-of-loaf-to-reissue-icky-mettle-on-merge-in-august/

'icky mettle' on blue vinyl. remastered by bob weston, liners by christgau.

other studio albums to come

obster lob, Friday, 3 June 2011 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

So excited for these reissues! I still only have some of this stuff on cassette!

the fey bloggers are onto the zagat tweets (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 4 June 2011 22:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/about/band-bench/

NYC people and those nearby can try to get in and see them play Jimmy Fallon on 6/24. I'll have to settle for watching at home.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 16 June 2011 00:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

sweet

fauxmarc, Thursday, 16 June 2011 00:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Oh that's this Friday night

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

so is there a LES/Brooklyn FAP related to this show?

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 June 2011 11:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

no?

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 June 2011 11:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am going to the saturday wburg show; dunno about fappin

mookieproof, Friday, 24 June 2011 18:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

CAD and I no longer going to show ;_;. You can damn well were would have planned a FAP where that not the case. Hope it's great.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Friday, 24 June 2011 18:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

You can damn well were would have planned a FAP where that not the case.

I am apparently suffering from a broken brain.

I meant to say that you can be certain we would have organized something if we were still going.

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Friday, 24 June 2011 18:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

bah i never did get tickets for any of these

brazenly alive (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 24 June 2011 18:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

what a bunch of bummers! i am still going to the chicago show and am still excited about it.

Fa la la (La Lechera), Friday, 24 June 2011 18:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Guessing no one here got in for the Fallon taping. Wondering what song they'll do.

Harnessed in Slums would be my guess (Web in Front is only two minutes long). Mind would be blown if they bust out something rare.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 June 2011 04:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i was not invited alas

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 June 2011 04:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wow they did "Wrong!"

Also, while everyone else looks about 13 years older than the last time I saw them, Matt Gentling has been preserved in amber and remains perpetually 20-something.

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 June 2011 05:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Saturday, 25 June 2011 05:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

:D

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 June 2011 06:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahaha so cute

he's the best

\(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Saturday, 25 June 2011 13:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

They did a bonus performance of Harnessed...and it fucking smokes.

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/Archers-of-Loaf-%286/24/11%29/1337104

Alpaca Lips (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 June 2011 16:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wow, you're not kidding. That's pretty amazing on all levels.

dlp9001, Saturday, 25 June 2011 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

tonight's songs (not in this order):

web in front
wrong
you and me
might
plumb line
slow worm
audiowhore
lowest part is free!
freezing point
revenge
what did you expect?
bacteria
harnessed in slums
greatest of all time
1985/fabricoh
nostalgia
smokin' pot in the hot city
scenic pastures
worst defense/attack of the killer bees
form and file
dead red eyes

opened with audiowhore/harnessed; bacteria was the last encore

some dude tried to get up on stage and dance during bacteria, but he had really poor timing and basically just got there after the first loud part ended; it was lol

matt gentling looks exactly the same and may have been wearing the same jeans from 13 years ago

eb is a v. large man, especially next to those guys

it was grebt and i am happy

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 June 2011 06:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

fuck that fallon clip SMOKES!!!

so fucking excited for the chicago shows!!!

the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

btw if any ilxors are at the archers of loaf show, look for me I'll be the mid-30s tall skinny bald guy with close cropped hair, dark glasses frames, wearing jeans and a plaid short sleeved collar shirt!

the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

see you there! look for a small brunette in her mid 30s who is unable to control her enthusiasm.

Fa la la (La Lechera), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 22:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

aww

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 22:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

williamsburg set

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

tomorrow night in chicago y'all
see u there homies

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 23:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

All They Ever Wanted Was to Be Your Spine

mookieproof, Saturday, 9 July 2011 00:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm in the house

the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 July 2011 03:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

man this was so much fun, both shows were great

the beta banned (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 11 July 2011 15:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Listening to the Icky Mettle reissue: I guess it's been remastered? I can't tell tbh. It doesn't sound any clearer or fuller, maybe just louder. And the 2nd disc just has the AOLvsGOAT ep and a few other things that were already on The Speed of Cattle. So yeah, unless you've been hunting a copy of Icky Mettle on vinyl for a few years w/o any success, this whole thing seems kind of superfluous.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 July 2011 14:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh right. black cat next friday. lol i've had these tickets for a while.

fauxmarc, Friday, 29 July 2011 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

After like a million years, I've finally come around (mostly) to White Trash Heroes.

I don't really see any great need for reissues, unless there's some weird trove of unreleased tracks that they're sitting on. Their live (on CD/LP/bootleg) stuff never seemed like any huge improvement over the original recordings, seems like the b-sides mostly got out already, and the quality of their CDs was never a problem.

dlp9001, Friday, 29 July 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

I never posted about the show, but I have time now to say this: it was good. It was. I had fun and bounced around a lot. I saw a lot of men in their 30s. But honestly I missed the CF songs.

Fa la la (La Lechera), Friday, 29 July 2011 15:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Outside of The Speed of Cattle, there are only four tracks (iirc) that are scattered:

Mark Price, P.I. - from the Lounge Ax compilation on Touch & Go
Big Joe and Phantom 309 - from the Step Right Up covers compilation of Tom Waits songs
Jive Kata - from a stand-alone 7"
Telepathic Traffic (acoustic) - from a split 7" with Monsterland

There may be some previously unreleased stuff the band is sitting on for later reissues, but if you're got all the albums and The Speed of Cattle, you have almost everything.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 29 July 2011 16:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Coming to London!

ledge, Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Vee Vee reissue traxlist

CD1:
01 – Step Into The Light
02 – Harnessed In Slums
03 – Nevermind The Enemy
04 – Greatest Of All Time
05 – Underdogs Of Nipomo
06 – Floating Friends
07 – 1985
08 – Fabricoh
09 – Nostalgia
10 – Let The Loser Melt
11 – Death In The Park
12 – The Worst Has Yet To Come
13 – Underachievers March And Fight Song

CD2:
01 – Harness In Slums (Bob Weston Radio Mix, 1995)
02 – Telepathic Traffic (Alias Single, 1995)
03 – Don’t Believe The Good News (Alias Single, 1995)
04 – Smoking Pot In The Hot City (Esther Single, 1995)
05 – Mutes In The Steeple (Esther Single, 1995)
06 – Mark Price P.I. (Out of Print)
07 – Bacteria (The Speed of Cattle, 1995)
08 – Equinox (Unreleased John Coltrane Cover)
09 – (Big Joe and) Phantom 309 [Out of Print Red Sovine Cover]
10 – 1985 (Marathon Boombox Demo)
11 – Fabricoh Worksong (Marathon Boombox Demo)
12 – Nostalgia (Marathon Boombox Demo)
13 – Let The Loser Melt (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
14 – Underdogs Of Nipomo (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
15 – Nevermind the Enemy (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
16 – Don’t Believe The Good News (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 19 February 2012 15:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

This is awesome -- EB goes to Taiwan for 6 mo., teaches EFL to some kids, hates it, finds renewed zeal for music. Love this guy!!
http://www.dirtylaundry.tv/video/dirty-laundry-eric-bachmann

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

(He credits the EFL failure with the AoL reunion in the interview, among other things)

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool will watch that

kinda bummed they ruined the cover art on Vee Vee for the reissue

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was a little disappointed in that too. I like the new one too, but it should have been like the cover for the inside booklet instead, imho.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently the original artwork for everything except icky mettle was lost, so they tried to make lemonade

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why doesn't it surprise me that the people at Alias would lose something important like COVER ART? Joke ass label.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently the original artwork for everything except icky mettle was lost, so they tried to make lemonade

haha, okay, I hadn't heard that

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't wait to see how they ruin All the Nation's Airports then.

stan this sick bunt (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Track listing:
1. Strangled by the Stereo Wire
2. All the Nations Airports
3. Scenic Pastures
4. Worst Defense
5. Attack of the Killer Bees
6. Rental Sting
7. Assassination on X-mas Eve
8. Chumming the Ocean
9. Vocal Shrapnel
10. Bones of Her Hands
11. Bumpo
12. Form and File
13. Acromegaly
14. Distance Comes in Droves
15. Bombs Away

Bonus Disc:
1. Density
2. Little Jets
3. Strangled by the Stereo Wire (4-Track Demo)
4. All the Nations Airports (4-Track Demo)
5. Scenic Pastures (4-Track Demo)
6. Trilogy (4-Track Demo)
7. Assassination on X-Mas Eve (4-Track Demo)
8. Chumming the Ocean (4-Track Demo)
9. Vocal Shrapnel (4-Track Demo)
10. Bones of Her Hands (4-Track Demo)
11. Bumpo (4-Track Demo)
12. Form and File (4-Track Demo)
13. Acromegaly (4-Track Demo)
14. Distance Comes in Droves (4-Track Demo)
15. Bombs Away (4-Track Demo)
16. Density (4-Track Demo)
17. Little Jets (4-Track Demo)
18. There Has To Be Something (4-Track Demo)
19. Total Failure (4-Track Demo)

Track listing:
1. Fashion Bleeds
2. Dead Red Eyes
3. I.N.S.
4. Perfect Time
5. Slick Tricks and Bright Lights
6. One Slight Wrong Move
7. Banging on a Dead Drum
8. Smokers in Love
9. After the Last Laugh
10. White Trash Heroes

Bonus Disc:
1. Jive Kata
2. Fashion Bleeds (4-Track Demo)
3. Dead Red Eyes (4-Track Demo)
4. Slick Tricks and Bright Lights (4-Track Demo)
5. One Slight Wrong Move (4-Track Demo)
6. Banging on a Dead Drum (4-Track Demo)
7. Smokers in Love (4-Track Demo)
8. After the Last Laugh (4-Track Demo)
9. White Trash Heroes (4-Track Demo)
10. Untitled and Forgotten (4-Track Demo)
11. Walk of Shame
12. Untitled
13. Whooh!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

YES! After nearly 15 years, I'll finally have a digital copy of "Jive Kata" at my disposal without the pops and hiss of the 7" recording.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm about 5% disappointed they didn't play Fashion Bleeds or anything else off WTH at the reunion gig I saw.

the fey monster (ledge), Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, they didn't even do "White Trash Heroes"? Sucks.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I caught two of their farewell 1998 shows and it was played at one and not the other, so I guess I should consider myself lucky.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think they played dead red eyes last year? not certain

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i saw 2 gigs in chicago, first night they played dead red eyes, next night nothing off of white trash heroes, really wanted to hear "fashion bleeds"

wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

They were basically going for all the fast punchy stuff so it would have fitted right in.

the fey monster (ledge), Thursday, 31 May 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

All The Nations Airports...that's one of the big momentum killing records. Coming after Vee Vee it sounded so flat

kornrulez6969, Friday, 1 June 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

In 1996, yeah. Now I really love it.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 1 June 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

always loved killer bees > rental sting

but yeah it's a wholly different thing really

mookieproof, Friday, 1 June 2012 04:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

was at the show in toronto last night. in addition to the age group that would have been in college or thereabouts during aol's heyday, there were a ton of young people (like, many looked like teenagers), and they were singing along to the songs! what's the deal! just the effect of the internet or...?

eric bachman seemed amused by the moshing and crowdsurfing and related antics.

poindexter q. dorkington (obster lob), Sunday, 17 June 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

go on at the free So Street Seaport fest Sat night @ 6:30:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/07/free_4knots_mus.html

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh nice. might have to try to do that. and black lips / jonathan toubin at the afterparty (not free).

dmr, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw the Black Lips at a street fest in Chicago last Saturday.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

How was it? The last time I saw them live was a while ago. Probably like 2008.

dmr, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

they were fine, I never paid em much heed before. Preferred them to Man or Atro-Man, who went on just before. (but was most relieved it wasn't 103 degrees anymore)

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha wow Man or Astro-Man are still around. now them I probably haven't seen play since 1996.

dmr, Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Archers were ok, but some of the "here's something from album 3" moments were weak, and the "here's something from album 4" moments even more so. They had to stop by 8, and when they went into "White Trash Heroes" with 4 minutes to go...well, it was a chance for the true fans to beat the crowds going home. Waved hi to morbz (who I believe also bailed during "WTH"). Dudes should have played "What Did You Expect?" or "Traffic"

da croupier, Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Finally seeing them tonight (couldn't sort it out last year). FUCKIN STOKED

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 11 August 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

They were loose and jovial tonight, and played just about every song I wanted to or thought I might hear. Except Wrong! How you gonna make me wait 14 years since I last saw you and then not play Wrong?

I'm kidding. I'll get over it. Just slightly bummed.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 August 2012 04:46 (2 years ago) Permalink


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