Archers Of Loaf - Icky Mettle
Icky Mettle is the first studio album recorded by the indie rock band Archers of Loaf. It was produced and engineered by Caleb Southern at Kraptone Studios in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and released by Alias Records in November, 1993. The album was recorded and mixed in seven days. According to Eric Bachmann, "We spent like $5,000 to make it." The album spent 22 weeks on the CMJ charts. Interview declared it the "Best Indie Rock Album of the Year". Also, it ranked #32 in Pitchfork Media's original Top 100 albums of the 1990s list. Blender ranked it at #56 in their 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums ever list.