ARCHERS OF LOAF

REASON IN DECLINE -WHITE W/ PURPLE & RED SWIRL- (MERGE)

ARCHERS OF LOAF - REASON IN DECLINE -WHITE W/ PURPLE & RED SWIRL- 153739
Format:
1 LP
Release:
21.10.2022
Label:
MERGE
Kat.-Nr.:
153739
Barcode:
0673855079509
As sculpted shards of guitar-tumbling, tolling, squalling-shower the jittery bounce of a piano on opener "Human," it's obvious that Reason in Decline, Archers of Loaf's first album in 24 years, will be more than a nostalgic, low-impact reboot.

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, the distilled shudder of "Human" (as in "It's hard to be human / When only death can set you free"), is an entirely different noise.

In fact, it's a startling revelation. In short, this is not your father's Archers of Loaf, even if you're a father now who was a fan then.

(If that's the case, congrats on surviving the Plague and getting to hear this fearlessly poignant record, you alt-geezer!) Otherwise, thank your youthful fucking lucky stars, kids! Enjoy Reason in Decline with fresh ears and do as the Archers have been doing: Stay humble, stay informed, express yourself creatively, and try not to lose your goddamned mind while the polar ice caps melt.

Peace.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HUMAN
  • 1.2. SATURATION AND LIGHT
  • 1.3. SCREAMING UNDERCOVER
  • 1.4. MAMA WAS A WAR PROFITEER
  • 1.5. AIMEE
  • 1.6. IN THE SURFACE NOISE
  • 1.7. BREAKING EVEN
  • 1.8. MISINFORMATION AGE
  • 1.9. THE MOMENT YOU END
  • 1.10. WAR IS WIDE OPEN