Superchunk News

Deluxe reissue of Superchunk's "Foolish" out today!

Merge has reissued Superchunk’s landmark 1994 album Foolish, and it's available today on CD, LP, and digital download. Foolish has been remastered for this reissue and will feature some different album art and extensive liner notes by drummer Jon Wurster.   More >

Jon Wurster rates Pitchfork Fest

Jon Wurster acted as guest correspondent for WBEZ at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival, investigating tour riders, stage outfits, and Porta-Potties. Meanwhile, Mac stopped by XRT's air-conditioned backstage tent to talk to Marty! Watch the interview at 93XRT. And Matt LeMay wrote up key points of the band's set at Pitchfork: Set highlight: "Detroit Has a Skyline" Time before Mac and Laura started pogoing: < 1 minute Unexpected moment of audience exuberance: The opening of "Like a Fool" Average age of audience members freaking out during "Slack Motherfucker": Younger than you might think Song from new album that deserves "instant classic" status as a live cut: "My Gap Feels Weird" Sport defended by Mac McCaughan: Soccer Most frequently overheard remark: "Wow, this band is good." Best song of all time, ever: "Hyper Enough" --Matt LeMay     More >

Alternative Press celebrates Superchunk's 'No Pocky for Kitty'

Alternative Press talked to Mac about the making of No Pocky for Kitty to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its recording. But it was No Pocky For Kitty that’s survived as a touchstone for America’s early-’90s, indie-rock zeitgeist, where tough guitar noise cloaked great pop hooks.   More >

Mac & Jim of Superchunk play on WXDU

Mac & Jim stop by Ross Grady's Local Music show at WXDU Durham last Sunday for a live session! If you missed the show, Superchunk's website now has the session available as a free download. From Mac: Ross Grady has bands play sometimes on his Sunday afternoon show on WXDU.   More >

Superchunk & Coliseum join forces for Record Store Day split 7-inch of Misfits cover songs.

Merge Records and Temporary Residence Limited have partnered to co-release "Horror Business" b/w "Bullet," a limited-edition 7-inch from Superchunk and Coliseum for April 16 - Record Store Day. Limited to 1,500 copies and available exclusively in record stores, the 7-inch cover was designed by Coliseum singer/guitarist Ryan Patterson, with a nod to the artwork from the Misfits’ Three Hits From Hell single. The 7-inch will be issued on three different colors of vinyl: Yellow w/ Black Splatter; Magenta w/ Black Splatter; and standard Black (500 copies of each).   More >

Superchunk on Sound Opinions

Superchunk will be on Sound Opinions, the world’s only Rock and Roll talk show, this weekend! Superchunk visited WBEZ in Chicago for a full-band live performance and interview with hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot while on tour in December. Sound Opinions airs live on public radio stations around the country, and you can hear the audio on the Sound Opinions website now!    More >

2010 Year End Lists: Laura Ballance, Merge Records & Superchunk

my top 11 for 2010! hanging out with my band again Nishiki Market in Kyoto Pickled Green tomatoes Lard as a pie crust ingredient (no more than 1/3 of your fat) Sour Cherries Onigiri Furikake getting new glasses at Upchurch Optical Scratch Bakery pigs head tamales at the Pig in Chapel Hill my homemade ham   More >

2010 Year End Lists: Mac McCaughan, Merge Records & Superchunk

2010 Was A Year Many highlights in 2010: Superchunk completing a new album...Olympic hockey...recruiting our 6-yr old daughter & friends to sing on a Destroyer cover for a Portastatic EP....Felrath Hines at the Ackland...Specials at Coachella...the Primavera/Barcelona food/rock connection...seeing Arcade Fire & Spoon fill up MSG w/sound & people...Marina Abramovic at MOMA....Amy Sillman at Sikkema-Jenkins....Superchunk playing concerts, and more than a couple! i think they call it a tour? NYC, Philly, LA and Detroit, you were particularly out of hand, so thanks for that....my wife finished writing her awesome cookbook...The Record at the Nasher...celebrating Matador 21 w Matador nation in Vegas (incl Fucked Up covering Precision Auto w Scharpling!), i'm still tired....joined for onstage rock by illuminaries such as Todd Barry, John Darnielle, London May...GBV affirming life @ Cats Cradle....Rose Wylie paintings at Thomas Erben gallery.....see you in 2011! Listing time! Here's my non-Merge heavy listening (etc) list for 2010 NEW ALBUMS Parting Gifts - Strychnine Dandelion Sharon Van Etten - Epic Wild Nothing - Gemini Hot Chip - One Life Stand Best Coast - Crazy for You LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep Titus Andronicus - The Monitor New Pornographers - Together Four Tet - There Is Love In You Grinderman - Grinderman 2 Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now The National - High Violet Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record Ted Leo Rx - Brutalist Bricks Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush To Relax REISSUES Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology (!!!) Bruce Springsteen - The Promise V/A - Afro-Beat Airways Orange Juice - Coals to Newcastle Bowie - Station to Station V/A - Nigeria Special Vol.   More >

Superchunk play The Current!

Superchunk stopped by The Current during their brief visit to the Twin Cities, and the session is now archived! Give it a listen at The Current. Set list: Learned to Surf Digging for Something Tie A Rope To The Back Of The Bus   More >