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Archers Of Loaf - Icky Mettle album download

Performer: Archers Of Loaf
Title: Icky Mettle
Style: Indie Rock
Released: 1993
Country: US
Size MP3 version: 1703 mb
Size FLAC version: 1913 mb
Size WMA version: 1993 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 939
Genre: Rock

Archers Of Loaf - Icky Mettle album download

Taken from the newly reissued Archers of Loaf album Icky Mettle, out now on Merge Records.

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Icky Mettle is the first studio album recorded by the indie rock band Archers of Loaf. It was produced and engineered by Caleb Southern at Kraptone Studios in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and released by Alias Records on September 7, 1993. A deluxe reissue of the album was released by Merge Records in 2011. The album was recorded and mixed in seven days.

Raw, swirling, and remarkably brash, Archers of Loaf’s debut, Icky Mettle, helped to establish the North Carolina band as a force to be reckoned with in the pantheon of '90s indie rock. With their layered, guitar-heavy approach and driving energy, the album feels like an artifact from an alternate time line where the Pixies decided to get more and more aggressive after Surfer Rosa. Though the band doesn’t completely eschew the idea of harmony, they certainly take a more smash and grab approach to it, paving the road to sonic bliss with destroyed amps and shredded vocal chords.

The ramshackle sound of Icky Mettle earned Archers of Loaf comparisons to Pavement (and the occasional dismissal as a Pavement ripoff act), but Bachmann's earnest self-consciousness is miles away from Stephen Malkmus's arch self-awareness. Uncertainty has never sounded so much like a rallying cry. Back to home.

Complete your Archers Of Loaf collection.

Icky Mettle opens with one of the greatest songs of the ‘90s indie-rock era: On Web in Front, the Archers firm up the slack-rock foundation laid down by their peers in Pavement with a lockstep backbeat and taut lattice of overlapping melodies that manage to coax the sweetness out of lines like All I ever wanted was to be your. That combination of romance and rancor fuels the equally infectious Plumb Line, while yielding more volatile results on the raucously anthemic Wrong. Icky Mettle (Remastered) Archers of Loaf.

Icky Mettle (Deluxe Remaster). Like fellow indie rockers Pavement, Archers of Loaf excel in making uneasy-listening pop, with sharp, angular guitars jutting this way and that, barring the listener from turning any corner without a little work. Vocalist/guitarist Eric Bachmann is as committed a rock singer as you'll find, impressively following every note with vocal cords stretched as far as they'll go.

The sound of electric guitar- it puts the Quinnbeast awake She is a secret toy, which I can play I can't even think of a reason to keep it alive Because I know if I do it'll leave me for you in a while, in time. Because I can't think when something's wrong And no I can't free to go at all (?) The mighty Quinnbeast.


1 Web In Front 2:04
2 Last Word 3:35
3 Wrong 3:40
4 You And Me 3:10
5 Might 2:04
6 Hate Paste 2:46
7 Fat 1:19
8 Plumb Line 2:04
9 Learo, You're A Hole 3:51
10 Sick File 1:42
11 Toast 4:38
12 Backwash 3:27
13 Slow Worm 3:32

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Kraptone Studios
  • Mixed At – Kraptone Studios
  • Copyright (c) – ARRA Music
  • Copyright (c) – Alias Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alias Records
  • Manufactured By – Disctronics USA – 126892-C1-4196-2
  • Copyright (c) – Mobius Music


  • Art Direction [Art Coordination] – Greg Stata
  • Bass, Vocals – Matt Gentling
  • Design – Lane Wurster
  • Drums – Mark Price
  • Guitar – Eric Johnson
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar – Eric Bachmann
  • Painting – Mark Griffiths
  • Producer – Caleb Southern
  • Written-By – Archers Of Loaf

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 093716004929
  • Matrix / Runout: 126892-C1-4196-2 DISCTRONICS USA **A-049**
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
A-049 Archers Of Loaf Icky Mettle ‎(LP, Album) Alias A-049 US 1993
A-049 Archers Of Loaf Icky Mettle ‎(Cass, Album) Alias A-049 US 1993
A-049 Archers Of Loaf Icky Mettle ‎(CD, Album, RE) Alias A-049 US Unknown
FIRELP238 Archers Of Loaf Icky Mettle ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Fire Records FIRELP238 UK 2011
FIRECD238 Archers Of Loaf Icky Mettle ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Fire Records FIRECD238 UK 2011