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Review: Superchunk’s What a Time to Be Alive Captures the Strange Excitement of Constantly Being Outraged

In the last week of 2016, Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan released a solo track, "Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)," that perfectly summed up…
Al Shipley / February 15, 2018

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Jack Black, Gene Simmons, and More React to Neil Peart’s Death: “The Master Will Be Missed”

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart died on January 7 from brain cancer, according to a statement from a family spokesperson. When news broke of the legendary…
Maggie Serota / January 10, 2020

Watch Superchunk Play With Damian Abraham & Allison Crutchfield at Merge30

Merge Records turned 30 this year, and to celebrate, the North Carolina-based label is throwing a festival called MRG30. Merge started out as a way for…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 27, 2019

Superchunk to Play Acoustic Foolish on Brief Fall Tour

In May, Superchunk surprised everyone with an acoustic version of their landmark 1994 album Foolish, appropriately titled Acoustic Foolish. Now the band has announced that they're…
Maggie Serota / July 9, 2019

Stream Superchunk’s Newish Album Acoustic Foolish

Last month, Superchunk's classic album Foolish turned 25. The North Carolina power pop stalwarts celebrated the milestone with an acoustic reimagining of the landmark called Acoustic…
Maggie Serota / May 31, 2019

Merge Announces Initial Festival Lineup, A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” Out Friday

Merge Records turns 30 this year, and the North Carolina-based label is throwing a celebratory festival in July dubbed MRG30. It’ll take place from 7/24-27…
James Rettig, Stereogum / February 6, 2019

Superchunk – “Our Work Is Done” (ft. Damian Abraham) & “Total Eclipse” (Klaus Nomi Cover)

North Carolina's own Superchunk have released a 7"  single benefitting renewable energy advocacy group The single features "Our Work Is Done," which is the band's…
Maggie Serota / November 13, 2018

Listen to Superchunk’s New Album What a Time to Be Alive

Superchunk's new album What a Time to Be Alive is now available in full. Following singles "Erasure" and "What a Time to Be Alive," the…
Rob Arcand / February 16, 2018

Superchunk’s “Erasure” Is a Pitch-Perfect Political Anthem For the Era

Superchunk has always been an attitude as much as a band. For musicians who share their anti-establishment disposition, the band’s very own Merge…
Arielle Gordon / January 10, 2018

Superchunk – “Erasure” ft. Stephin Merritt and Katie Crutchfield

Superchunk's second single from their upcoming album What a Time to Be Alive, "Erasure," comes complete with guest backing vocals from Katie Crutchfield from Waxahatchee and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 9, 2018

Superchunk – “What a Time to Be Alive”

Do the members of Superchunk not keep up with the exploits of Drake and/or Future, or do they simply not care that their new album and single…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 8, 2017

Superchunk – “Break the Glass” & “Mad World”

It's been four years since indie lifers Superchunk released their last album, the very good I Hate Music. It turns out, of course, that they don't.
Jordan Sargent / October 17, 2017

Superchunk Do Not Want the Support of Donald Trump Fans

One Twitter pundit, whose bio section includes the notations "#SupportTrump," "#DraintheSwamp" and "#BenCarson," had a theory about why pop-punk icons Superchunk began a recent concert by volunteering some anti-Donald-Trump…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 14, 2017

Superchunk Announce Reissue of Self-Titled Debut Album

Superchunk have announced a reissue of their acclaimed 1990 self-titled debut on CD and limited edition orange vinyl. It will also include a digital download of Clambakes…
Geena Kloeppel / July 19, 2017

Superchunk – “I Got Cut” b/w “Up Against the Wall”

Superchunk have released a new split-single on Bandcamp to benefit Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. The 7" consists of a brand new original, pop-punk bruiser called…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 2, 2017
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