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The noisy awesomeness that is Archers of Loaf returned to the Black Cat last night, playing one of only three dates on their short tour celebrating their new live release, Curse Of The Loaf.
Curse, a limited edition, 180-gram black vinyl pressing, contains 24 live tracks from the band’s two nights at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. on their 2011 reunion tour. Last night, just like when they played the Black Cat on that tour, the band plucked many gems from their four-record discography for the set list, and the audience was right there to lend its collective voice to many.
With his other band, Crooked Fingers, lead singer Eric Bachmann is prone to somewhat quieter songs. But when Bachmann’s distinctive baritone hit those full-on bombastic yells during Archers songs like “Might” and “Audiowhore,” pins struck the proverbial backbones of everyone in attendance. As a friend said, “There is just something about 600 people screaming in unison, ‘stuck a pin in my backbone/broke it down from there,’ which gives me joy I can’t explain.”
See photos from the show in the Gallery.