Archer vs. Gunman

"Archer vs. Gunman play rock and roll for the misty-eyed dreamer in all of us..." Joe Kendrick, host of WNCW's Music Mix


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

beneath fading lights..

a nice article by wes gilliam on the new ep: beneath fading lights.

Friday, July 29, 2011

breaking hearts is easy

On July 30th and July 31st, Archer vs. Gunman will be entering the studio to finish tracking our first full length album. The album will contain ten newly recorded songs at Blantone Studios (Marion, NC) and two previously recorded songs at Soundkitchen Studios (Nashville, TN). Archer vs. Gunman will be joined by multi-instrumentalists Wilson Warren (The Ragged Orchids) and Randy Cooksey (Pharmasutra), will be engineered and recorded by Steve Blanton (Velvet Truckstop) and produced, mixed and mastered by Alex Gilson (Whistle Pigs). The album will be entitled, Breaking Hearts is Easy.

Friday, June 3, 2011

new stuff

man, truly, i am the worlds worst blogger.  and yeah, really i have no excuse considering the amount of time i spend on facebook.  ehhh...despite the silence there is much to write about. 

shows:  ive been asked to take part in the summer song series at the spartanburg county library on june 21st.  its an honor considering the talent line-up which includes good friends of mine, john edgerton and kathy kelley.  i look forward to playing out solo/acoustic for the first time since the band got started.  on july 1st, well be headlining our favorite spartanburg bar, the nu-way.  the bill is still up in the air but im certain that the opener will be outstanding.  july 8th, well be playing the typsy/radio room in greenville in celebration of kristin johnstons 30th birthday.  this will be the third year in a row ive played the venue for kristins birthday and i have a feeling that its going to be the best yet. 

recording:  weve chosen a producer, a studio, 12 songs and were close to picking a date and a name.  also, well be joined by wilson warren and a fifth musician.  scandalous.

the band:  im overjoyed to announce that rob sweet has a little sweet on the way!  hell be taking mid august through september off from the band for daddy duties.  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Hoot N' Holler for the Haven! This Saturday!

alright, were happy to be part of this great cause.  come out to the old armstrong elementary school to see us, the ragged orchids and mac arnold this saturday.  its going to be an awesome time for everyone. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011


tonight, well return to sunday songwriters in spartanburg.  its going to be an awesome show. 

tune in to wncw next week at 10:15am to hear me, shaun williams, on what it is discussing the upstate music scene. 

Monday, April 25, 2011



Friday, April 1, 2011



Dear Supporters,

I didn’t sleep last night, as my heart was heavy with hope and fear. Writing this letter has weighed on my mind for some time now. The last several months have been hard on us as a band and it has taken a great toll on us individually. What we’d hoped was just a spell of winter discontent; has now blossomed with the season. We can no longer continue as Archer vs. Gunman. We stand at a creative crossroads and we have no other choice but to embrace the change that has collectively confounded us. For Rob Sweet, Andrew Parker and myself, Shaun Williams, Archer vs. Gunman has become a creative prison and we can no longer confine our artistic vision to “music.” I close my eyes and it’s late October 2009. Andrew Parker has just finished his first audition. Now, looking back, I can see the irony written in black felt tip marker. I can see the foreshadowing as I hand Andrew a mix tape entitled Indeed, it Was Reckless Infatuation That Led us Down This Dark and Narrowing Path. For us, music is too musical. We need unstructured racket, cacophony and concertina wire!

Moving forward, I am overjoyed to announce that our last show under the guise of Archer vs. Gunman, will be consecrated Wednesday, April 27th at Fatso’s with Mike Herrera of MxPx and Louis Defabrizio of Gasoline Heart. Our name, our songs, and the sound we’ve constructed will be retired. Our instruments will be sold and all band funds will be put towards procuring a school bus that will be converted into a mobile intonarumori to be christened The Doomsday March. From there on, we will tour the country as musical anchorites known as Dogman’s Hot Pants and THE CUSTOM BUILT ROOMS TO FIT ANY RUG. As our goal is to become the world’s biggest band, we will convert 4,111 members and form a convoy of sorts, bringing our anti-music ethos to all our stops on the way to greater consciousness.

Ask yourself, what does the future sound like? Ask yourself, what is the noise that universally keeps us awake? Ask yourself, what is the splinter in our mind’s ear? Ask yourself, what does the future sound like for Dogman’s Hot Pants and THE CUSTOM BUILT ROOMS TO FIT ANY RUG? It is that of the clacking keys of a prewar typewriter, a coffee bean grinder loaded with Copperhead BBs, God’s voice in the static of an antique AM radio stuck between two signals, field recordings of mating badgers, the beat of a mosquito’s heart amplified through a bullhorn, a chorus chanting dirty limericks, the cries of 1,009 Nukacs (Polish street vendors) and above all else: dissonance. Friends, c’mon! C’mon! C’mon! Join us!

Yours forevermore in chaos,

Doctor DJ Jameson Wolf (AKA Deejay Dr. Gravy Bear)

The Guitarist Formerly Known as Shaun Williams