Archers Of Loaf – Vee Vee (Deluxe Edition) – LP
On 16 April Fire Records reissued Archers of Loaf’s sophomore release, Vee Vee, on dbl-CD, LP and digital download.
Remastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by MAGNET magazine editor Eric Miller, physical copies of Vee Vee includes sixteen bonus tracks and new cover art re-imagined by graphic artist Jay Ryan. Reissues of All the Nation’s Airports and White Trash Heroes followed later in 2012.
The first full-length produced by Bob Weston, Vee Vee was a slight departure from the previous bombastic noisepop that characterized Archers of Loaf’s previous work, and it proved that the band wasn’t just a flash in the pan. The album became their best-selling album to date and landed them on the covers of most fanzines and at the top of college radio charts across the country. “Harnessed in Slums” and “Greatest of All Time” became anthems of the underground and led to successful tours with the Flaming Lips and Weezer.
Archers of Loaf intend to play several more European shows including I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival in London on 27 May and Primavera Festival in Spain May 30-June 3.