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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 >

Superchunk covers John Cale for Mojo

Superchunk recently went back into the studio to record a cover of John Cale's "A Child's Christmas in Wales." The song comes with the Holiday issue of Mojo that's on sale tomorrow! Pick up a copy at your local book store or magazine stand! The Superchunk bundle including No Pocky for Kitty, On the Mouth, and Majesty Shredding is on sale in the Merge store now!   More >

Superchunk announce December shows!

Fresh from the west coast shows, Superchunk have now added new dates in December! Dec 1 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue - On Sale Saturday, October 23 @ 10 AM CST Dec 2 Chicago, IL Metro - Pre-Sale Friday, October 22 @ Noon CST (Password: SHREDDING) Dec 4 Tampa, FL Czar Ybor - On Sale Now! Dec 9 Toronto, ON Sound Academy w/ Broken Social Scene - On Sale Now! Majesty Shredding is available on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store.   More >

Superchunk on ABC Amplified & in LA today!

ABC Amplified's Dan Harris had lunch with Superchunk at the Momofuku Noodle Bar and found out what Jon, Mac, Laura & Jim have been up to for the past nine years. Superchunk finishes up their Majesty Shredding tour tonight in Los Angeles at the Music Box and will perform at Origami Records today at Noon PST.   More >

Superchunk's KEXP session archived!

Superchunk played a live set on KEXP while in Seattle for the Teenage Fanclub / Telekinesis mega-show at the Showbox on Thursday! Listen to the archive at KEXP.org. North Carolina’s Superchunk was high on the list when it came to great indie-rock of the ‘90s (a time when that term actually made sense) and they haven’t lost a step with their 2010 LP of catchy, buzzing, riff-heavy pop “Majesty Shredding.” They play tracks from the new record and some classic singles live at KEXP.   More >

Superchunk on Noisevox with John Norris

While in NYC in September to play two sold out shows and rock Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Superchunk sat down with John Norris for an interview on Noisevox.   More >

Superchunk are guest editors at MagnetMagazine.com this week

Mac, Jim, Jon & Laura are all taking turns sharing a few of their favorite things as guest editors at MagnetMagazine.com in celebration of the release of Majesty Shredding which is available today on CD, LP and digital download. Mac & Laura kicked the week off with a Q&A and Jon & Jim have already started sharing their favorite things like WordHate and Brussels Sprouts.   More >

"Majesty Shredding" listening parties in the triangle this week!

We are hosting two Superchunk Majesty Shredding listening parties this week in advance of the album's release on September 14. On Thursday, September 9, Merge and the Hopscotch Festival will present a listening event at Foundation Bar in Raleigh from 4-6 PM.   More >

Superchunk announce limited-edition 7-inch & west coast tour dates!

On July 13, Superchunk will release the "Digging for Something" b/w "February Punk" 7-inch, hand-numbered on multi-colored vinyl and limited to 1000 with cover art by Harrison Haynes of Les Savy Fav.  "Digging for Something" features backing vocals by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats.   More >