Following the demise of seminal indie rockers Archers of Loaf, frontman Eric Bachmann decided to turn the whole thing in on himself, releasing a self-titled debut that demanded comparisons to Nick Cave or The Pogues. Those attributes prove themselves even more on the follow-up, "Bring on the Snakes," which seethes with circular self-flagellation and broguish, drunken storytelling.
The first cut, "The Rotting Strip," is a building wash of aging and transition for those beneath the ether, rattling the miserablist realization that "we crossed our hearts half hoping/ that we could both quit smoking/ and kick the booze and blow/ and one day go make something of ourselves." The rest blur into a halogen haze, exploring paranoia and love with a sensitivity not unlike Psychedelic Furs.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.