Superchunk – “Digging For Something” (Stereogum Premiere)

By jessica / June 15, 2010

When I asked Superchunk’s Jon Wurster about Majesty Shredding for the band’s Progress Report, he said he was most looking forward to having people hear “Digging For Something,” which he called a “pop gem.” The band had played it live a few times, but it had to undergo some reworking so it wouldn’t have the same chord progressions as the Magnetic Fields track “100,000 Fireflies.” Now that we get to hear it, it really just sounds like chirpy, energetic power pop (so, totally like Superchunk). John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats) provides backing vocals here, but he mostly blends in with the harmonies.

Superchunk – “Digging For Something”

Merge released this short clip of the band working in the studio. Watch Mac McCaughan record some falsetto:

Majesty Shredding is out 9/14 via Merge. The “Digging for Something” / “February Punk” limited edition 7-inch is out 7/13. Though Wurster doubted the band would ever tour again, they’ve got a handful of non-festival shows right around the album’s release date, as well as a visit to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:

06/19 – Denver, CO @ Westword Music Festival
06/20 – Chicago, IL @ Taste of Randolph Street Festival w/The Love Language
07/24 – Omaha, NE @ MAHA Music Festival
09/17 – Washington DC @ 930 Club
09/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/20 – New York, NY @ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
09/21 – Boston, MA @ Royale
09/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/13 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue Nightclub
10/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box at Fonda