Archers of Loaf reunion?!

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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

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 (3 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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