Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Archers of Loaf - Vitus Tinnitus ep (1997)

Back in 1993 when Chapel Hill, NC on-deck-hitters Archers of Loaf dropped their splendid debut, Icky Mettle, an acquaintance of mine described them as "two-parts Pavement, one-part Superchunk." That observation worked well at the time, but the Archers gradually forfeited their derivative tendencies for something a little more esoteric (not to mention cranky). Virus Tinnitus was issued commercially as a limited edition 10" in 1997, featuring six live cuts culled from the soundboard of an October evening gig in '96, at the fabled Middle East in Cambridge, MA. My understanding is that this EP was not commercially available on compact disk, with the exception of a few being sent to indie-retailers and radio stations (if I have my facts messed up, don't be shy to comment). Long story short, this was ripped from the barely distributed CD version). Two remixes of songs from the Archers third album, All the Nations Airports, are tacked on as well.


01. Harnessed in Slums
02. Underdogs of Nipomo
03. Greatest of All Time
04. Form and File
05. Audio Whore
06. Nostalgia
07. Vocal Shrapnel (remix)
08. Scenic Pastures (remix)



jonder said...

Just found my way here, via Fits & Starts. Thank you for sharing your impressive music collection! Love the Loaf...

Unknown said...

This blog has been a favorite for awhile and so has this band. Thanks.

JoeWimberley said...

got my disc at an Archers show.

mattp said...

I have a copy on both 10" vinyl and CD.Here in Australia,the CD was,IIRC,commercially available in shops.

zdlrragefan said...

resent please