Archers of Loaf promised you new recordings in 2020, and you’re gonna get ’em! With the physical manifestation of their Record Store Day single “Raleigh Days” b/w “Street Fighting Man” being moved to RSD Drops on August 29, today the quartet announces “Talking Over Talk” b/w “Cruel Reminder” for June 26. Listen to the A-side now, and pre-order the 7-inch in the Merge store.
With brutal honesty, The Loaf’s Eric Bachmann reports on their newest single:
Of all the songs Archers of Loaf have written and recorded over the last 28 years, “Talking Over Talk” ranks 26th (out of around 75, give or take a few) in overall relative quality. It’s no rock epic like “Wrong” or “Harnessed in Slums,” but it’s no snooze fest like “After the Last Laugh” or “Death in the Park,” either. If you’re a fan already, you’ll probably allow it into the lexicon with mild enthusiasm. If you’re new to the Archers, however, you probably won’t make it through the first minute or so, which is understandable because there are so many other sounds to enjoy during your short time here.