Portastatic began as a solo project for Mac McCaughan, lead singer and guitarist of Superchunk. Since then, it has evolved into a full-fledged band, which sometimes includes Superchunk guitarist Jim Wilbur and McCaughan’s brother Matthew.

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Portastatic's The Summer of the Shark to be released on vinyl November 4

On November 4, Portastatic’s The Summer of the Shark will be available for the first time on vinyl as part of the monthly series of reissues to mark the 25th anniversary of Merge Records.

Beginning with this album, Portastatic evolved from a lo-fi side project to become the main focus of Superchunk's Mac McCaughan throughout that band's long hiatus in the early ’00s.

Pre-order The Summer of the Shark now on white vinyl in the Merge store. Mac McCaughan is performing solo in New York on October 23 at Hifi Bar.

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Mac McCaughan joins early voting rally in Durham, NC This Friday!

Early voting has begun in North Carolina, and to help spread the word, Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastatic & Merge will perform solo at a concert to raise awareness for Early Voting Friday, October 26 at Durham Central Park with Chapel Hill's Spider Bags and New Jersey band Titus Andronicus.

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