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Watch Superchunk’s Original Lineup Perform for the First Time in 25 Years

When a phone book misspelled drummer Chuck Garrison's name as "Chunk," his poppy punk band decided to take the name for their own in 1989.
Dan Weiss / March 1, 2016

Q&A: Mac McCaughan Revisits ’80s Growing Pains on ‘Non-Believers’

Over the past 25 years, Mac McCaughan has built an impressive resume: singer-guitarist of Superchunk, arguably the hardest-working band in indie-rock history, whose tenth (and most…
Kyle McGovern / May 14, 2015

Superchunk Tear Apart Ryan Adams’ ‘Come Pick Me Up’

If you ever wondered, "what might Superchunk sound like if they covered Ryan Adams?" then rest easy knowing that the answer. Really flipping awesome. Performing a rendition…
Rachel Brodsky / November 5, 2014

Merge Records Turns 25: A Timeline of the Beloved Label’s History

Merge Records turns 25 this year, and the North Carolina label is celebrating its milestone birthday in grand fashion: there's the ongoing, bimonthly subscription-based singles…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2014

Merge Records Shares 25th Anniversary Documentary, Covers of Classic Tracks

North Carolina indie rock institution Merge Records celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. They've already announced a four day music festival to mark the occasion,…
Colin Joyce / July 8, 2014

Mac McCaughan Throws First Pitch for Durham Bulls’ Merge Records Night

Merge Records has taken its 25th-anniversary celebrations out to the ballgame. Last night was Merge Records Night for the venerable North Carolina indie label's hometown minor-league…
Marc Hogan / June 6, 2014

See Dave Grohl and Fred Armisen Honor the ‘Sexiest Elbows in Rock’

There are many ways to promote an album, but we have to give Jason Narducy originality points for the way he's getting the word out about…
Dan Reilly / March 18, 2014

Merge Records Plans Its Own Summer Music Festival

Merge Records turns 25 this year, and the mega-indie label has a few celebrations planned. There's the bimonthly, subscription-based single series Or Thousands of Prizes,…
Kyle McGovern / January 14, 2014

Superchunk’s ‘Indoor Living’ Reissued for Merge Records’ 25th Anniversary

Iconic indie label Merge Records has announced an upcoming reissue of Superchunk's out-of-print sixth album, 1997's Indoor Living. The remastered LP will be available in…
Kyle McGovern / January 9, 2014

See Superchunk Play ‘Me & You & Jackie Mittoo’ and ‘FOH’ at SPIN’s 2013 Year in Music Event

Last week, SPIN celebrated the Year in Music with a sold-out, lights-out event at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg that brought together artists as disparate…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2013

Danny Brown and Charli XCX Join Forces at SPIN’s Year in Music Party 2013

To help celebrate another year in music, SPIN and Virgin Mobile threw a wild shindig at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamburg starring some of our…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2013

Superchunk Return to Australia, 1996, for Free ‘Clambakes’ Live Set

Superchunk return to their long-running live album series with Clambakes Vol. 7: Shut the F*ck Up!...No, We Love You - Live at the Corner Hotel…
Chris Martins / November 8, 2013

Superchunk Scare Up Halloween-y Misfits Cover for Label Anniversary

Beloved North Carolina indie label Merge Records turns 25 next year, and it's kicking off the anniversary festivities with, well, Halloween festivities. Label co-founders Superchunk…
Marc Hogan / October 31, 2013

Hear Superchunk’s Disarming, Acoustic Rendition of ‘Breaking Down’

Back in September, the organist for the Boston Red Sox snuck in a special treat for Superchunk fans: A Fenway Park-appropriate rendition of "Me &…
Kyle McGovern / October 23, 2013

Watch Superchunk (with Laura Ballance) Rip Through ‘Void’ on ‘Fallon’

There are few things that can be agreed on from Fenway Park to midtown Manhattan this time of year, but the enduring appeal of Superchunk…
Marc Hogan / September 30, 2013

Hear Superchunk’s ‘Me & You & Jackie Mittoo’ Played by the Fenway Park Organist

When Superchunk dropped the music video for "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo" back in August, we noted, "The clip won't reverse death, but it'll…
Kyle McGovern / September 25, 2013

See Superchunk’s ‘Mac McCaughan’ Eat Curry Out of a Toilet in ‘Staying Home’ Video

Superchunk's "Staying Home" stands as a brisk, rambunctious outlier on the North Carolina vets' Essential 10th album, I Hate Music. Now the 75-second track has…
Kyle McGovern / September 16, 2013

Merge Country: How Superchunk’s Label Turned Durham Into a Thriving Indie-Rock Company Town

On a soft July evening in Durham, North Carolina, shortly before the singing of our National Anthem, John Darnielle holds forth on baseball and breakfast.
David Bevan / August 20, 2013

Watch Superchunk’s Life-Affirming ‘Me & You & Jackie Mittoo’ Video

Acknowledging that the bands and records we love — and the culture and ethos that swirl around them — might actually be kind of trivial…
Marc Hogan / August 19, 2013

Superchunk’s Sobering, Electrifying ‘I Hate Music’ Might Just Save Your Life

Death is everywhere on I Hate Music, Superchunk's 10th studio album. Sidling right beside us, doing air-guitar windmills on his scythe, from album opener "Overflows"
Jessica Hopper / August 16, 2013
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