The Archive

The Archive

 New York, New York, USA

Big Psych. Big Love.


One chord thats all it takes. Play it long and hard, flip it over and pull it apart, drag it through the gravel and mud, and youve got rock n roll. This is its danger and mystery its promise. The Archive believes in this. But theyre not trying to strip the music down, throw pieces of it away, or hollow anything out. Theyre not trying to go back to anything. The Archive isnt an argument for anything but itself. The band is after a new kind of psychedelia, one dedicated to the notion that Appalachian folk music was the original one-chord rock n roll, the first head trip. That you can turn the guitars loud, drench the room in reverb, and transform those Southern mountain melodies into something strange and wonderful something barely recognizable. That the difference between Gillian Welch and U2 isnt as great as we might have supposed. That a melody that resolves might be the most psychedelic of all.


"Great Low Down" - debut LP

Recorded: Mavericks Studios, NYC (Spring/Summer 2011)
Produced by The Archive and Bobby Lurie (The Billy Nayer Show)
Mixed by Karl Derfler (Tom Waits' longtime engineer/producer)
Mastered by Valgeir SigurĂ°sson (Bjork, Bonnie "Prince" Billy)
Engineered by Allen Farmelo (Talk Normal, Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen)

Five album tracks streaming on our EPK.