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

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

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

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Talks David Bowie and Recording Hot Thoughts at SXSW Songwriters Panel

Spoon listened to David Bowie "constantly" while recording their new album Hot Thoughts, frontman Britt Daniel said at a South by Southwest panel today. "I ended…
Anna Gaca / March 16, 2017

New Music: Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan – “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)”

Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan has surveyed the charred remains of 2016 and given us a grimly topical new holiday song, "Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die…
Anna Gaca / December 27, 2016

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
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