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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
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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

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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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Comments (25)

I hear they're starting a side project with Meatloaf called the Loaf Fidelity All-Stars.

Posted by Gerald | June 6, 2011 1:05 PM

"i would have liked everyone to be 17 - 22 years old crowd surfing and such, but what can you do."

What a fucking idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 1:16 PM

pinchers of loaf

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 1:18 PM

May all 17-22 year olds be forever crowd surfing.

Posted by Señor | June 6, 2011 1:41 PM

^ hahaha and may all people in their late 30's forever be worshiping Rivers Cuomo.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 6, 2011 1:46 PM

archers of loaf at maxwells 6/30 shhhhh

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 1:59 PM

@ 1:59 - that is what I have been saying for a long time. AKA Tim Kinsella @ Maxwell's last summer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 2:21 PM

Yeah I saw the Crooked Fingers date and thought the same thing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 2:22 PM

Can't wait for them to come to philly, great to see them all rocking out.

And dude, how many 17 year olds listen to archers of loaf?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 2:24 PM

@1:59 boy, I hope you're right!
also FUCK YES VINYL REISSUES!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 2:25 PM

Haha. I can see the back of my head. The show was amazing.

Posted by Joe | June 6, 2011 2:58 PM

The show at Maxwell's is a Crooked Fingers show, not an Archers Of Loaf show. Everyone except Eric Bachmann has a day job which is why all the shows on the tour are on weekends, this show is on a Thursday. Eric has some time between Archers shows so he's playing some Crooked Fingers shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:00 PM

6/24 = Thursday
7/8 = friday
7/22 = friday

and more.....

stop lying 3pm!

People said no cap n jazz at maxwell's and it happened.....I guess we shall c:)

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:11 PM

They wont be at Maxwells but if it sells more tickets for Crooked Fingers then believe what you want.. Eric deserves a big crowd!

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:22 PM

setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:40 PM

is this the troubadour in red hook?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:42 PM

is this the troubadour in red hook?

>> of course it isnt..

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:47 PM

Eric deserves a big crowd, but he also deserves a crowd that actually want to hear Crooked Fingers songs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:54 PM

i wore sandals to that cap n jazz show and broke all my toenails, rock shows sure are rough!

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(Weasel Walter, Ron Anderson, Joe Merolla + special guest)

Saturday June 11th 2011
Coco 66
66 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn NY
8pm, $10
G Train to Greenpoint Ave, half a block west of franklin

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 3:57 PM

^^^^please go the fuck away with your spamming.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 4:03 PM

@3:11 - 6/24 is on a Friday not a Thursday. If they were add another show, that would be the night they do it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2011 4:35 PM

Best momemt from 6/3 - Kid in the front snags Matt Gentling's setlist, so Matt checks in with him to confirm he's about to play the right song. And of course, since he's the nicest guy on the planet, is like "thanks!"

Best/worst moment from 6/4 - chatting with the bass player from the Globes about how awesome AOL was the night before. Tells me he was 8 years old when they broke up.

Great vids on the youtube.

Posted by Buzzkill77 | June 6, 2011 6:52 PM

Probably in the minority here, but I'm more excited for a new Crooked Fingers album than anything!

Posted by Paul | June 6, 2011 7:08 PM

Buzkill - he stole the setlist MID-SET? lol who does that?? thats awesome matt was okay with it, though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 8:16 PM

I never understood the allure of the setlist as a keepsake. A bunch of songs written on a piece of paper. If it is not good enough to frame, it is not good enough to own.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 8:38 PM

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