Originally disbanding in 1998, Archers Of Loaf became the latest band to ride the wave of ’90s indie rock resurgence as its members took to the stage to endearing chants of “welcome back!” Aside from the aging band members, it was difficult to tell just what year you were in. The band kept true to the fashions of the times, including shredded jeans, Dickies, shorts and Doc Martins. Immediately upon the thunderous impact of its opener, “Audiowhore,” you realized these guys still rock hard.
Charismatic bassist Matt Gentling provided most of the banter.
Singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann is a massive dude. Standing at about 6’5″ (apologies, Eric, if I underestimated), his physical presence combined with his graveled roar made him someone you wouldn’t want to fuck with.
Most Excited To Hear: ” Web In Front,” “Wrong,” “Plumb Line,” “You And Me,” “The Lowest Part Is Free,” “Audiowhore,” “Might”
Wish I’d Heard: “All Hail The Black Market”
Most Memorable Line: “I’ve been so down lately, you been so low lately, nothing seems to work out for you—and me.” As the crowd participated in filling the desperately sparse opening and closing lines of “You And Me.”
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