Fresh off a sold out hometown show in Carrboro, NC last night, Archers of Loaf have shared the first new song in over two decades. The band is playing Atlanta tonight, and will tour the US throughout the spring and summer.
Titled "Raleigh Days," singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann speaks of writing new material in 2020:
I built a birdhouse on the back of my van. The seeds of “Raleigh Days” were spit out of the circular opening on the front of this birdhouse by an angry cardinal. One day last summer, as we were barreling down the highway hell-bent for leather, this antagonistic little redbird stuck her head in through the back window and exclaimed, “Great songs often come out so easily that they practically write themselves. I tried to help you, but you idiots ruined it; and now you’re going to have to finish it all by yourselves!” Then, in a white-hot flash, we smashed head-on at 130 mph into an 18-wheeler carrying a herd of giant elk. It was all blood, fire, fur, and feathers snowing down through that old familiar smell of boiling oil and scorched earth. Fortunately—after I regained consciousness—I was able to make guitar picks from some shards of elk antler I found scattered around the accident site. It wasn’t planned per se, but it just kind of worked out that I used one of these picks to track my guitar part on “Raleigh Days,” and I think it sounds pretty good.
Check it out:
Archers of Loaf on tour:
Feb 22 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West +
Mar 07 Nashville, TN – Basement East %
Mar 13 Woodstock, NY – The Colony #
Mar 14 Boston, MA – Royale #
Apr 10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Apr 11 Birmingham, AL – Saturn %
Apr 17 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
Apr 18 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
Apr 30 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall ^
May 01 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck ^
Mar 02 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room ^
May 03 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
May 15 Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co.
May 16 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
May 17 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Jun 04 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg Jun 06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Jun 19 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Jun 20 Washington, DC – Black Cat @
Jul 09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Jul 10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Jul 11 Seattle, WA – Showbox
Jul 12 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Jul 24 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line *
Jul 25 Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
+ w/ Gauche
% w/ Peachy
# w/ SAVAK
^ w/ The Hecks
@ w/ Joyero
* w/ Ratboys
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