So, Xpress has been kind of sitting on this bit of info ever since the Archers of Loaf show at the Grey Eagle last month, but now it’s official. Today, Merge Records announced it will reissue all four Archers of Loaf studio albums.
The reissues begin with the Archers’ 1993 debut Icky Mettle. According to the press release, “Re-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Robert Christgau, Icky Mettle will come 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.” It will be available in stores (on CD and limited-edition vinyl) and for download starting Tuesday, Aug. 2. Reissues of Vee Vee, All the Nation’s Airports and White Trash Heroes are slated for release in 2012.
Go here to listen to “What Did You Expect” from an out-of-print Merge 7-inch included on the Icky Mettle reissue.