Posted in music | pictures on May 21, 2012

photos by Joe McCabe

Archers of Loaf at Bowery Ballroom 4/26/12
Archers of Loaf

Archers of Loaf teamed up with fellow reunited '90s Chapel Hill band/Merge labelmates Pipe for a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on 4/26 with Hundred Visions. The show was one of two in NYC for Archers of Loaf, who also played MHOW on 4/29 with Titus Andronicus and Sun Ladders. Archers of Loaf played a solid mix of material off all four of their full lengths and reached into other parts of their back catalog as well. Here's what My Old Kentucky Blog had to say about the show:

A strong performance of "You and Me" built momentum into a one-two punch from 1996 release All the Nation's Airports, "Distance Comes in Droves" and "Scenic Pastures," which launched a sing-along that pretty much continued for the rest of the show. The vibe reached a fever pitch for "Audiowhore," which gave way to the happiest moshers I've seen. No rudeness, just a group of fans hyped up and grateful to bask in the raw, lively goodness the Archers are known for.

Their songs sounded just as fresh today as when they were released in the 1990s. Archers of Loaf are very much in good form, proving good rock doesn't have an expiration date.

More pictures, video and setlist from the Bowery Ballroom show below.

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Archers of Loaf - "Smokin' Pot in the Hot City" at Bowery Ballroom 4/26/12

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Archers of Loaf Bowery Ballroom Setlist: (via)
Wrong
Plumb Line
Lowest Part Is Free
Freezing Point
Revenge
You and Me
Might
Distance Comes in Droves
Scenic Pastures
Fashion Bleeds
BILOGY
Greatest of All Time
Web in Front
Nostalgia
Audiowhore
Harnessed in Slums
All Hail The Black Market

Encore:
Smoking Pot in the Hot City
Dead Red Eyes
Fabricoh
Form and File
Slow Worm

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Comments (8)

pinchers of loaf

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:30 PM

Jeremy Lin once pinched a loaf in Bowery Ballroom

Jeremy Lin's loaf > Pinchers of the Loaf

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:33 PM

The former basketball coach and analyst Al McGuire always used to have an "all name" team. If I was going to start one of these for rock bands, "Archers of Loaf" would certainly be in my top 10.

Posted by Joshua Sanders | May 21, 2012 1:03 PM

pinchers of loaf!

wait, did somebody already say that?

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 2:04 PM

Show of the year thus far

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 2:23 PM

Great show

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 3:14 PM

I think you got the photos mixed up with the Chavez ones.

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:23 AM

lively show fantastic band, love you all guys

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2012 9:43 AM

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