Archers Of Loaf - Reason In Decline (Exclusive Swirl Vinyl)
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Archers of Loaf return with their first studio album since 1998's White Trash Heroes. Reason In Decline is a document of four gentlemen who helped redefine rock music in the 90's, coming back stronger than ever.
When they emerged from North Carolina’s ’90s indie-punk incubator, the Archers’ hurtling, sly, gloriously dissonant roar was a mythologized touchstone of slacker-era refusal. But this new LP is an entirely different noise. In fact, it’s a startling revelation. Guitarists Eric Bachmann and Eric Johnson, once headstrong smart-asses inciting a series of artful pileups on the band’s four studio albums and EP, are now a fluidly complementary, sonically advanced unit. Notably, Johnson’s signature trebly lines peal clearly above the din instead of struggling to be heard. Today, singer-songwriter Bachmann’s lyrics balance righteous wrath with a complex tangle of adult perspective.
Exclusive RED / WHITE / PURPLE SWIRL vinyl produced by Merge Records in 2022.