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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

For all the fresh beefing we were made to endure this week, it's nice to have the 5 Best Songs to help us remember why we listen to music in the first place. Musicians dissing each other is fun (and often very, very funny), but at the end of a long… More »

By: Stereogum / February 27, 2015

Mac McCaughan – “Lost Again” (Stereogum Premiere)

Mac McCaughan has been making heartfelt and catchy-as-hell music -- both with his long-running band Superchunk and his more-or-less-solo side project Portastatic -- for decades. But he's waited until now to release an album under his own name. This spring, McCaughan will release his official solo debut Non-Believers, an album that dwells on teenage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015

Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan Announces Debut Solo Album Non-Believers

Mac McCaughan has been making great records with his band Superchunk for decades, and he's been recording with his solo side project Portastatic for nearly as long. But he's never released an album under his own name until now. In May, McCaughan will release Non-Believers, the first album he's ever dropped under his own name. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015

Mac McCaughan – “First And Last And Always” (Sisters Of Mercy Cover)

Arcade Fire celebrated Halloween by releasing a star-studded horror film they made three years ago. That's their style: Go big or go home. Their label boss, Merge Records founder and Superchunk/Portastatic main man Mac McCaughan unsurprisingly opted for something simpler and more direct, an eerie, shapeless cover of Sisters Of Mercy's "First AndMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2014

Merge Records Took Over Last Night’s Durham Bulls Game

The indie giant Merge Records is a hometown institution in Durham, North Carolina, and it's maintained ties with another hometown institution: The Durham Bulls, the local Triple-A baseball team. When SPIN's David Bevan wrote his great profile of the label last year, much of it took place at a Merge-themed night at the local… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2014

Yo La Tengo – “I’ll Be Around” Video (Feat. Mac McCaughan)

Phil Morrison, who directed the movie Junebug, made the video for Yo La Tengo's minimal-but-aching Fade ballad "I'll Be Around," and it's a weirdly powerful piece of work. It starts out with Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan lip-synching the song in some beautifully-shot verdant woods while text flashes on the screen, and it ends u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2013