LISTEN: Archers of Loaf Return with “Raleigh Days” – First New Material Since 1998

Today, Archers of Loaf are excited to share a brand-new song Raleigh Days,” and it arrives with an announcement of more 2020 shows. Singer and guitarist Eric Bachmann wastes no words describing how the first new Loaf song in over two decades came to be:

“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.”

Archers of Loaf’s exciting year begins tomorrow night in the US with a sold-out hometown show at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro with label mates Gauche. The band shared a slew of additional tour stops including Texas, New York, Washington DC, Portland, OR, and more!

All dates through May are on sale now, and tickets for their newly announced shows (in bold below) can be purchased starting tomorrow at 10am local time.

Photo Credit: Spencer Black

Archers of Loaf on tour:
Feb 21 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle [SOLD OUT] +
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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