ARCHERS OF LOAF

ALL THE NATION'S AIRPORTS (MERGE)

ARCHERS OF LOAF - ALL THE NATION'S AIRPORTS 137193
Format:
2 CD
Release:
13.12.2019
Label:
MERGE
Kat.-Nr.:
137193
Barcode:
0673855043524
Originally released in 1996; refreshed here with reworked art by Ian Dingman & liner notes by Stephen Thompson (of NPR).

LP is clear vinyl in gatefold jacket and full album download with 19 digital-only bonus tracks.

2xCD is digipak. CD1 is the 15-track standard album. CD2 is a 19-track bonus compilation.

With All the Nations Airports, Archers of Loaf did not compromise its efforts to push itself in new directions.

The band delivered an album that included the straightforward indie-rock songs that had made them famous, interspersed with instrumental tracks, layered tape loops, and even a solo piano song.

Although the songs' structures became much more complex and provided a wide range of color and emotion, none of the tracks seemed out of place on the album.

In Stephen Thompson's liner notes for the Airports reissue, he says, "It's music that exists because it must, with all the bile, beauty, and bluster of youth and all the disaffected paranoia of a perpetually worried mind.

The album might not have fulfilled Archers of Loaf's commercial potential at the time, but that makes an awful lot of sense.

The band tended to craft its greatest art when it saw fit to scribble in the margins."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. STRANGLED BY THE STEREO WIRE
  • 1.2. ALL THE NATIONS AIRPORTS
  • 1.3. SCENIC PASTURES
  • 1.4. WORST DEFENSE
  • 1.5. ATTACK OF THE KILLER BEES
  • 1.6. RENTAL STING
  • 1.7. ASSASSINATION ON X-MAS EVE
  • 1.8. CHUMMING THE OCEAN
  • 1.9. VOCAL SHRAPNEL
  • 1.10. BONES OF HER HANDS
  • 1.11. BUMPO
  • 1.12. FORM AND FILE
  • 1.13. ACROMEGALY
  • 1.14. DISTANCE COMES IN DROVES
  • 1.15. BOMBS AWAY
  • 2.1. DENSITY (7-INCH SINGLE, ALIAS, 1996)
  • 2.2. LITTLE JETS (ATNA UNRELEASED B-SIDE)
  • 2.3. STRANGLED BY THE STEREO WIRE (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.4. ALL THE NATIONS AIRPORTS (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.5. SCENIC PASTURES (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.6. TRILOGY (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.7. ASSASSINATION ON X-MAS EVE (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.8. CHUMMING THE OCEAN (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.9. VOCAL SHRAPNEL (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.10. BONES OF HER HANDS (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.11. BUMPO (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.12. FORM AND FILE (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.13. ACROMEGALY (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.14. DISTANCE COMES IN DROVES (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.15. BOMBS AWAY (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.16. DENSITY (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.17. LITTLE JETS (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.18. THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)
  • 2.19. TOTAL FAILURE (ATNA 4-TRACK DEMO)