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Superchunk announce "Majesty Shredding" release show at The Nasher Museum

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Superchunk will celebrate the release of their new album Majesty Shredding with a concert on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

After releasing their first 7-inch in 1989, Superchunk became one of North Carolina rock’s most famous exports, and excitement for their first new album in nine years is spreading nationwide. Under the Radar Magazine says Majesty Shredding displays "a cohesive band scaling the heights of their formidable powers,” and Time Out Chicago says the album "puts the pedal to the metal with youthful abandon.”

The Superchunk performance, a complement to the Nasher Museum’s exhibition “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,” will take place after a 7 p.m. talk by New York-based visual artist Xaviera Simmons, whose work is part of the exhibition. “The Record” explores the culture of vinyl records through 50 years of contemporary art and features work by 41 artists from around the world who use vinyl records as their subject or medium.

Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan wrote an essay for "The Record" catalogue and co-wrote a song with Harrison Haynes of Les Savy Fav for a 12-inch record project by Xaviera Simmons for the exhibition. Visit the Nasher website for more information about “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl."

The concert will begin at 8:30 and there is no opening band. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for Nasher Museum Members and $5 for Duke students with I.D. Tickets can be purchased at the Duke University Box Office (104 Bryan University Center, Durham, NC) and at www.tickets.duke.edu beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Majesty Shredding is available for pre-order now on CD and LP in the Merge store, and see Superchunk on tour this fall!