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"Icky Mettle" deluxe reissue earns raves & Archers play more live dates!

This week, Merge reissued Archers of Loaf's acclaimed 1993 debut album Icky MettleRe-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Robert Christgau, Icky Mettle comes packed with bonus material including the entire Archers of Loaf vs.

This week, Merge reissued Archers of Loaf's acclaimed 1993 debut album Icky MettleRe-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Robert Christgau, Icky Mettle comes packed with bonus material including the entire Archers of Loaf vs. The Greatest of All Time EP as well as singles and b-sides from the Icky Mettle era.

This re-release has gotten a lot of folks excited, garnering an "A" from Entertainment Weekly and a spot on its "Must List." Read what Pitchfork (who named it "Best New Reissue"), The Big Takeover, and Rolling Stone also have to say about the deluxe reissue.

Fans in DC and Philadelphia: Be sure to catch Archers of Loaf live when they play in your town this weekend!

Order Icky Mettle on double-CD, limited-edition blue vinyl LP, and digital in the Merge store.

Archers of Loaf on tour:

Aug 05 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
Aug 19 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Aug 20 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Sep 02 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Sep 03 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Sep 08 Portland, OR - Musicfest NW - Crystal Ballroom
Sep 09 Seattle, WA - Neumos
Dec 09 Minehead, UK - Butlin's Holiday Center - ATP's "Nightmare Before Christmas" curated by Les Savy Fav