Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photos: Archers of Loaf @ Webster Hall

Archers of Loaf @ Webster Hall 6/26/11

Archers of Loaf @ Webster Hall - June 26th, 2011

Recently reunited Chapel Hill, NC indie rock band Archers of Loaf are certainly gaining a lot of praise for their current tour, which brought them to New York City twice this past weekend. And for good reason. The band, who also played at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, were as energetic on stage as you remembered them, blasting through their initial set in an under an hour, and returning for two encores. I've felt the floor at Webster Hall shake before, but I was truly scared it was about to collapse as soon as Archers began playing. Mr. Dream, a band comprised of two former Pitchfork writers (sorry, but that's what they're going to be known as for now), opened the show with a solid set of abrasive, yet controlled, punk tunes.

As previously mentioned, Archers of Loaf's discography will be reissued by Merge Records in the coming years, starting with their debut album Icky Mettle. You can preorder Icky Mettle over at the Merge Store and receive your copy on its street date of August 2nd, plus you will also receive a video of their “secret” reunion show this past January plus the option to download the remastered album immediately.

Check out a few photos of Sunday night's Webster Hall show below and then visit the full set I shot over at BrooklynVegan! Below that, you can also check out a video of the band performing "Wrong" from their television debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon from Friday night (thanks Stereogum).