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Archers of Loaf played the Troubadour (pics), announce reissues & stuff, Crooked Fingers tour dates too

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The Archers of Loaf reunion continues and keeps getting bigger. Not long after they played Sasquatch, it was announced that the Eric Bachmann-led band will appear at MusicFestNW in September. Since then even more dates were announced in Seattle, Atlanta, and North Carolina, AND you can catch them on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on June 24. Updated dates are listed below.

Archers just played two nights at the Troubadour in LA over the weekend with The Globes (who also played Sasquatch). We’ve got pictures from the June 4th show in this post. Christopher Gordon went on 6/3

“they opened with ‘step into the light’, and it kind of went from there. the bass player was having more fun than anyone, it was great. i was surprised how tight they were. they sounded fucking perfect. ‘harnessed in slums’ was a highlight for me. i really liked ‘dead red eyes’ where bachman played the keyboard. we were definitely the youngest two people in the crowd. it was strange. everyone was 35 – 40 years old and still cooler than me. they all had i-phones and such it was strange. a lot of them looked like they raided rivers cuomo’s closet. i would have liked everyone to be 17 – 22 years old crowd surfing and such, but what can you do. they played two encores it was the coolest. an hour and a half set. it’ll be hard for another show to beat that for me. definitely the best thing i’ve seen all year.”

More of the 6/4 pictures below. A KEXP in-studio session can be listened to HERE.

The band will hit Austin, TX this weekend and then make it over to NYC for the previously announced Music Hall of Williamsburg (6/25) and Webster Hall (6/26) shows. The MHOW show is sold out but tickets are still on sale for the one at Webster Hall. Mr. Dream open both NYC shows.

Eric’s solo project Crooked Fingers also recently announced a few new shows, including Maxwell’s on June 30 (four days after the Webster Hall show) with Laura Stevenson and The Cans. Tickets for the NJ show are on sale. All dates are listed below.

Crooked Fingers’ new album, Breaks in the Armor, will be released in October. Merge will start re-issuing Archers of Loaf albums even sooner…

“Merge Records will reissue all four Archers of Loaf studio albums, starting with their acclaimed 1993 debut album Icky Mettle on August 2.

Re-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Robert Christgau, Icky Mettle will come with bonus material including the entire Archers of Loaf vs. The Greatest of All Time EP as well as singles and b-sides from the Icky Mettle era. It will be available in stores beginning August 2 on CD, limited-edition blue vinyl and digital download. Reissues of Vee Vee, All the Nation’s Airports and White Trash Heroes will follow next year”

Download “What Did You Expect” from an out-of-print Merge 7-inch included on the Icky Mettle reissue, above.

Laura Stevenson and the Cans also open for Nick 13 of Tiger Army at Bowery Ballroom on June 24 Tickets are on sale.

More LA pictures and all tour dates below…


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Archers of Loaf — 2011 Tour Dates
06/03- West Hollywood, CA / Troubadour with The Globes
06/04- West Hollywood, CA / Troubadour with The Globes
06/11- Austin, TX / Emo’s – Outside with The Globes, The Gary
06/12- Dallas, TX / The LOFT at the Palladium with The Globes
06/24- Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
06/25- Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg with Mr. Dream, Sanaton
06/26- New York, NY / Webster Hall with Mr. Dream
07/08- Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge
07/09- Chicago, IL / Bottom Lounge with IfIHadAHiFi
07/22- Atlanta, GA / The Earl
07/23- Atlanta, GA / The Earl
07/24- Atlanta, GA / The Earl
08/05- Washington, DC / Black Cat
08/06- Philadelphia, PA / Trocadero Theatre
08/19- Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle
08/20- Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle
09/02- San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall
09/03- San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall
09/08- Portland, OR / MusicFestNW
09/09- Seattle, WA / Neumo’s

Crooked Fingers 2011 Tour Dates
Wednesday, June 29 KungFu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Thursday, June 30 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Friday, July 1 Daniel Street Club Milford, CT
Saturday, July 2 Delilah’s Ithaca, NY
Sunday, July 3 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON


Laura Stevenson and the Cans 2011 Tour Dates
Jun 17 Crepe Place (acoustic) Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 19 Thee Parkside (acoustic) San Francisco, CA
Jun 24 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Jun 30 Maxwell’s Hoboken, NJ
Sep 11 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Sep 12 10 Feet Tall Cardiff, United Kingdom
Sep 13 Nice’N’Sleazy Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 14 The Maze Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sep 15 The Castle Hotel Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 16 Windmill London, United Kingdom

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