ARCHERS OF LOAF – “Icky Mettle” LP


Merge Records

Gold stamped gatefold sleeve, includes download. 2011

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Archers of Loaf – “Icky Mettle” LP

The debut album from 1994 for this renowned North Carolina indie rock band. Always aware of the name, but not the music itself, I recently discovered Archers Of Loaf due to reading Fiddlehead’s enthusiastic appreciation for them. Less of the Pavement style of art-school, slacker-pop that I was expecting, this has more in common with the likes of Polvo, Superchunk and Dinosaur Jr. Merge was such an obvious and apt record label for this band – their sound is based in melodic pop, but with added off-kilter energy and angst. Not punk, or hardcore (except when they wanted to be), and not mathy or noisy (again, except when they needed to be). A classic of punked-up US indie rock, glad I finally found it. This repress also includes a download – with 14 additional tracks taken from 7″ EPs and rarities.

Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 36 × 34 × .5 cm