Not all reunions need to be announced at the stroke of midnight on New Years Day. Case in point is Archers of Loaf, who this past Saturday delivered their first performance in 13 years in what was an unannounced support for The Love Language.
According to TheVine.com.au, the original Archers of Loaf lineup – Eric Bachman, Matt Gentling, Mark Price and Eric Johnson – played a 12-song set at the Cat’s Cradle in their hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Thanks to the Merge Records fan forum, we have a few clips of the performance embedded below.
There’s no word on what the future holds for the outfit, but TheVine points to several forum posters who said they had heard rumors of additional tour dates. Merge Records has not yet responded to our request for comment.
While we wait, let’s review why any of this matters in the first place. Formed in 1991, the band released four albums — including their critically acclaimed 1994 debuted Icky Mettle — before breaking up in 1998. Its members would go on to play in Crooked Fingers and Superchunk.
Image via Thick Specs.