Like a beer-soaked grime monster rising up from the corner of your favorite dive, Archers of Loaf are back! Don’t worry, they’re a friendly beer-soaked monster. Take a picture with your buddy! In actuality, the grimemonsters Archers of Loaf have been back for a little while. The 90’s indie-rock legends made a triumphant (in their own dirt-stained, scruffy way) return last year, playing a string of dates across the nation. Now, their four records are in the process of being reissued by their fellow North Carolinians at Merge Records. Reissues of Icky Mettle and Vee Vee are already out, while the gussied-up versions of All the Nation’s Airports and White Trash Heroes are due on August 7 in colored vinyl, double-CD, and digital download formats. If you have to look at something besides record sleeves, the Gorman Bechard’s Archers of Loaf concert documentary What Did You Expect? will be screening in select cities on select dates soon. Look at those dates down there, lower on the page.
To capitalize on all this “Hey, Archers of Loaf are back!” momentum, the band will be doing some touring this summer. Since presumably everybody in the band has day jobs (except for Eric “Wild Man” Bachmann, cause he’s a wild man), these dates are all on the weekend. That’s good news for you if you, too, have a day job! That’s bad news for you if you’re a weirdo who only likes going to concerts on weekdays or something? Get a job, weirdo.
Archers of Loaf dates:
06.23.12 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival at Republik
07.14.12 - New York, NY - 4 Knots Music Festival at South Street Seaport
08.10.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08.11.12 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08.18.12 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
08.24.12 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
08.25.12. - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
08.26.12 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
What Did You Expect? screenings:
06.18.12 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival
07.05.12 - New York, NY - CBGB Fest
07.07.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat’s Cradle
08.15.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Trylon