the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

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Re: the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

Post by alongwaltz » Thu Dec 08, 2011 13:48

The Afghan Whigs are reuniting for All Tomorrrow's Parties apparently.

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Post by simonbrew » Wed Dec 21, 2011 15:05

90's band reunions FTW!
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Re: the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

Post by indiansummer » Wed Dec 21, 2011 16:14

does anyone know/remember anything about Spent?

they've not reformed or anything. i just heard a song on an old Merge compilation and kinda enjoyed it, plus this seemed like the most logical place to post about it

i've been having a bit of a 90s-fest this week actually. i'd also welcome advice on whether the Toiling Midgets album (with Mark Eitzel singing) is worth buying
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Re: the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

Post by darvé » Tue Feb 07, 2012 09:36

and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Re: the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

Post by a layer of chips » Sat Feb 11, 2012 13:51

Heads up, comrades.
On 19 March Fire Records will reissue Archers of Loaf’s sophomore release, Vee Vee, on dbl-CD, LP and digital download. Listen to "Harnessed in Slums" from Vee Vee here: http://soundcloud.com/firerecords/arche ... rnessed-in

Remastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by MAGNET magazine editor Eric Miller, physical copies of Vee Vee will include sixteen bonus tracks and new cover art re-imagined by graphic artist Jay Ryan. Reissues of All the Nation’s Airports and White Trash Heroes will follow later in 2012.

The first full-length produced by Bob Weston, Vee Vee was a slight departure from the previous bombastic noisepop that characterized Archers of Loaf’s previous work, and it proved that the band wasn’t just a flash in the pan. The album became their best-selling album to date and landed them on the covers of most fanzines and at the top of college radio charts across the country. “Harnessed in Slums” and “Greatest of All Time” became anthems of the underground and led to successful tours with the Flaming Lips and Weezer.

Singer/guitarist Eric Bachmann, guitarist Eric Johnson, bassist Matt Gentling, and drummer Mark Price formed Archers of Loaf in Chapel Hill, NC in 1991. Icky Mettle was the first of four studio albums for the band that seemed to personify what SPIN Magazine deemed "a tremendously optimistic time in underground music, that 15-minute period in the early 1990s when it looked like indie rock really might take over the world."

The band never officially "broke up." Eric Bachmann had another project he was working on (Crooked Fingers) and the grind of the traditional album cycle and touring started to weigh on their desire to continue making music together. Over the last 13 years, the band have kept in touch with each other and over the last couple years the band members began to develop an itch that needed to be scratched. They got together to practice a few times in late 2010, and things clicked much better than expected, so they decided to dip their toes in the water by performing the secret show in January 2011 at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC with the Love Language. The show proved they hadn't really missed a beat, and so a larger tour was booked in mostly smaller venues to replicate the raw live experience for which the band had always been highly regarded.

Archers of Loaf intend to play several more European shows including I'll Be Your Mirror Festival in London on 27 May and Primavera Festival in Spain May 30-June 3.

Vee Vee track listing:
Disc 1 -
1. Step into the Light
2. Harnessed in Slums
3. Nevermind the Enemy
4. Greatest of All Time
5. Underdogs of Nipomo
6. Floating Friends
7. 1985
8. Fabricoh
9. Nostalgia
10 Let the Loser Melt
11. Death in the Park
12. The Worst Has Yet to Come
13. Underachievers March and Fight Song

Disc 2 -
1. Harnessed in Slums ’95 (Bob Weston Radio Mix, 1995)
2. Telepathic Traffic (“Harnessed in Slums” single, Alias, 1995)
3. Don’t Believe the Good News (“Harnessed in Slums” single, Alias, 1995)
4. Smoking Pot in the Hot City (7” single, Esther, 1995)
5. Mutes in the Steeple (7” single, Esther, 1995)
6. Mark Price P.I. (out of print)
7. Bacteria (The Speed of Cattle, Alias, 1996)
8. Equinox (unreleased) (J. Coltrane)
9. (Big Joe and) Phantom 309 (out of print) (T. Faile)
10. 1985 (Marathon Boombox Demo)
11. Fabricoh (Marathon Boombox Demo)
12. Nostalgia (Marathon Boombox Demo)
13. Let the Loser Melt (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
14. Underdogs of Nipomo (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
15. Nevermind the Enemy (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)
16. Don’t Believe the Good News (Vee Vee 4-Track Demo)

Archers Of Loaf page: http://www.firerecords.com/site/index.p ... 0000000670
Vee Vee Page: http://www.firerecords.com/site/index.p ... 0000000830

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Re: the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

Post by indiansummer » Sat Feb 11, 2012 14:05

yup! been excited about this for a while

will prob try to get the Merge version rather than the Fire one, after looking at the two versions of the Icky Mettle reissue
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Re: the 90s indie rock revival *cough*

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Jun 14, 2012 16:02

Did everyone know that Bailterspace were releasing a new album?



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