Superchunk will release I Hate Music on August 20.
Listen to "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo" now at Pitchfork!
I Hate Music is an album about love more than anything else: love of life, love of living, love of people, and yeah, love of music. It defies its own title so completely and diligently that it never even seems like a fair fight: There’s no pain this deep or yearning this severe without the type of love earned over a lifetime. “I hate music – what is it worth? / Can’t bring anyone back to this earth” goes the first line in “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” That song and its ten companions can’t relive the past or resurrect those lost, but they can keep them close enough to see and hear and celebrate. It’s dark in here, but if we conjure the right words and sounds, maybe we’ll find our way out.
Listen & share "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo" now via SoundCloud
Also, Mac recently visited our pals at The A.V. Club in Chicago and covered Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling" on top of a double-decker bus with special guest Kelly Hogan!
Watch Mac perform "That Summer Feeling" with Kelly Hogan for Summer Undercover
Listen to "FOH" from I Hate Music and watch the album trailer. A full list of Superchunk tour dates are below - don't miss 'em!
Pre-order Superchunk’s I Hate Music on CD, LP, and deluxe LP. The limited-edition deluxe LP will be pressed on colored vinyl and include a bonus 7-inch containing two non-album tracks, along with an I Hate Music stencil. Both the standard and deluxe LPs will be issued on 150-gram vinyl and feature a die-cut sleeve. All pre-orders will come with an I Hate Music poster, the first 200 of which will be signed by the band.
Superchunk on tour:
(visit Superchunk.com for a special announcement from Laura regarding the band’s upcoming tour)
Aug 22 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West^
Aug 23 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle^
Aug 24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle^
Sep 02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore w/ Mikal Cronin
Sep 04 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre w/ Colleen Green
Sep 06 Portland, OR – MusicFestNW @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 07 Chicago, IL – A.V. Fest and Hideout Block Party
Sep 21 Byers, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
Sep 22 Byers, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
Sep 23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater#
Sep 24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Sep 26 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club#
Sep 27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 28 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club#
Nov 10 Melbourne, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 16 Sydney, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 17 Brisbane, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 29–Dec 01 Camber Sands, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘End of an Era Pt. 2’
^ w/ Parting Gifts
# w/ Spider Bags