All the Nations Airports (Remastered)

Archers of Loaf

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MRG435 | Release Date August 7, 2012

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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.”

All the Nations Airports is reissued on DBL-CD, clear vinyl, and digital download with new, re-imagined art by Ian Dingman.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Strangled by the Stereo Wire 01:49 $0.99 Buy
Play All the Nations Airports 02:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Scenic Pastures 03:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Worst Defense 01:48 $0.99 Buy
Play Attack of the Killer Bees 02:46 $0.99 Buy
Play Rental Sting 02:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Assassination on X-mas Eve 03:40 $0.99 Buy
Play Chumming the Ocean 05:07 $0.99 Buy
Play Vocal Shrapnel 02:44 $0.99 Buy
Play Bones of Her Hands 01:59 $0.99 Buy
Play Bumpo 03:05 $0.99 Buy
Play Form and File 03:01 $0.99 Buy
Play Acromegaly 03:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Distance Comes in Droves 05:30 $0.99 Buy
Play Bombs Away 02:27 $0.99 Buy
Play Density (7-inch Single, Alias, 1996) 02:00 $0.99 Buy
Play Little Jets (ATNA Unreleased B-side) 04:07 $0.99 Buy
Play Strangled by the Stereo Wire (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 01:57 $0.99 Buy
Play All the Nations Airports (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:17 $0.99 Buy
Play Scenic Pastures (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:32 $0.99 Buy
Play Trilogy (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 07:42 $0.99 Buy
Play Assassination on X-Mas Eve (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:33 $0.99 Buy
Play Chumming the Ocean (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 05:17 $0.99 Buy
Play Vocal Shrapnel (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:02 $0.99 Buy
Play Bones of Her Hands (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 02:15 $0.99 Buy
Play Bumpo (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 02:02 $0.99 Buy
Play Form and File (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:20 $0.99 Buy
Play Acromegaly (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:30 $0.99 Buy
Play Distance Comes in Droves (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 05:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Bombs Away (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 02:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Density (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 02:19 $0.99 Buy
Play Little Jets (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 04:32 $0.99 Buy
Play There Has to Be Something (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 03:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Total Failure (ATNA 4-Track Demo) 02:44 $0.99 Buy

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What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

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