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How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen… More »

Name: Superchunk
Progress Report: Wrapping up their ninth LP, Majesty Shredding, out in the fall. Recorded at Overdub Lane in Durham, North Carolina. Produced by Scott Solter.

Superchunk never broke up or went on hiatus, they’ve just been moving slowly — very slowly — for the last decade, recording a handful of… More »

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Split Single – “Fragmented World” Video

Back in April, indie rock veteran Jason Narducy -- he of the sexiest elbows in rock -- teamed up with Spoon's Britt Daniel and Superchunk's…
Peter Helman | January 12, 2015 - 10:39 am

Bob Mould – “I Don’t Know You Anymore” Video (Feat. Colin Meloy)

Bob Mould is a punk rock legend still bashing out remarkably vigorous and effective anthems. (My co-worker Michael says he's making the best music of…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 11:35 am

Bob Mould – “I Don’t Know You Anymore”

Bob Mould is such a veteran presence in indie rock that he was already an icon when the Merge Records braintrust, themselves veteran indie rockers,…
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Split Single’s Jason Narducy Has The Sexiest Elbows In Rock

Besides fronting Split Single (Britt Daniel's other other band), indie-rock veteran Jason Narducy is a member of the Bob Mould Band and Superchunk and has…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2014 - 11:49 am

Split Single Fragmented World Details

After a couple of years of touring with the Divine Fits, this seemed like the year that Spoon frontman Britt Daniel would get back to…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 11:29 am

Superchunk – “Void” Video (Feat. Jon Glaser & Jon Benjamin)

As punk lifers with decades in the game, Superchunk are good and familiar with every possible old-guy-in-the-club scenario, and their new video for "Void," a…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2013 - 12:59 pm

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” Video

J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten put a cover out of John Denver's "Prisoner" this year, and it now comes with this excellent Funny Or…
Miles Bowe | October 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann & Jon Wurster Play Colbert

Last night, Ben "Bucket Of Laughs" Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 9:52 am

Aimee Mann – “Labrador” Video (Feat. Jon Hamm & Jon Wurster)

Last month, Tom Scharpling directed Aimee Mann's "Charmer" video, with Laura Linney as a robotic Aimee Mann doppelganger. That was great. This, somehow, is even…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2012 - 11:39 am

Bob Mould Tribute @ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA 11/21/2011

If Hüsker Dü or Sugar were before your time, do yourself a favor and dig up their old catalogs. Both venerable bands were fronted by…
Andrew Youssef | November 22, 2011 - 1:48 pm

The New Pornographers – “Moves” Video

The Best Show on WFMU's Tom Scharpling got the nod to direct the New Pornographers' video for "Moves," which consequently features some of the more…
Amrit Singh | February 7, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It'll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vegas…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Ted Leo And Jon Wurster Pitch In To Help The Best Show, As Should You

Tonight Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show On WFMU channels its mirth and mayhem in efforts to raise funds and secure another year of listener-supported free-form…
Amrit Singh | March 2, 2010 - 5:27 pm

New Ben Gibbard & Jay Farrar – “The Void” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've mentioned that even though Death Cab For Cutie love vampires in love, Ben Gibbard admitted he's never read any of Stephanie Meyer's novels: He…
brandon | October 12, 2009 - 9:49 am

New Mountain Goats – “Genesis 3:23″

After Heretic Pride and the Satanic Messiah EP, John Darnielle's getting more Godly with the forthcoming The Life Of The World To Come, which features…
brandon | July 28, 2009 - 2:04 pm