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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

Superchunk – “Come Pick Me Up” (Ryan Adams Cover)

Last week, Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughin fulfilled a Halloween tradition by sharing a solo cover of the Sisters Of Mercy's "First And Last And Always." This week, he's assembled his full band to cover "Come Pick Me Up," a classic from Ryan Adams' 2000 album Heartbreaker and arguably the greatest song Adams ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014

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

Split Single – “Monolith” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Split Single is a supergroup of sorts: The band consists of drummer Jon Wurster from Superchunk and the Mountain Goats, Britt Daniel of Spoon, and frontman Jason Narducy from Bob Mould's band, Superchunk, and the owner of some outrageously sexy elbows. Split Single released their new LP, Fragmented World, in April, and today we… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / October 20, 2014

Download New Cover Songs And Watch A Short Documentary Celebrating 25 Years Of Merge

North Carolina-based Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. From taking over baseball games to planning their own four-day festival, they've been doing so in style. The next part of their celebration is a 24-minute documentary chronicling the rise of the indie label. It features interviews with employees and artists and… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 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

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 logged time playing with Verbow, Robert Pollard, and Telekinesis. That's an illustrious career, and judging from the very funny new Split Single promo video, it seems Narducy has accumulated… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 18, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn't post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of them didn't make it. And this would also be a good place to point out, as our own Michael Nelson noted to me, that the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2013

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013

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 song from their truly great 2013 album I Hate Music, features a whole lot of them. Director Scott Jacobson has assembled a cast that includes every possible alt-comedy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2013

Superchunk – “Children In Heat” (Misfits Cover)

Last Halloween, we presented the 10 best Misfits songs. This Halloween, Superchunk has your Misfits fix covered. "Children In Heat" didn't crack our list, but the Merge Records braintrust's rousing reading of the song makes a good case that maybe it should have. Also, the cover art, which seems to feature bassist Laura Ballance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2013

Superchunk – “Breaking Down” (Acoustic)

Superchunk's recent LP I Hate Music had a lot of music we loved, in fact we gave it Album Of The Week when it came out this summer. Now the band's released an acoustic version of the album cut "Breaking Down." Listen to it below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 22, 2013

Watch Superchunk Play Fallon

Superchunk are on tour right now in support of their most recent record I Hate Music. Last night, the band stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to play "Void." Bassist Laura Ballance, who isn't currently touring with the Superchunk, joined the band for this one performance. Check it out below, as well as a… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 28, 2013

Superchunk – “Staying Home” Video

Superchunk's new I Hate Music manages to be a gut-punch and a fist-pump all at once. It's among the year's most emotionally resonant records, an all-time great indie band finding fresh life by reflecting on death. Although "Staying Home" is about the surest sign your youth is slipping away -- opting for an evening… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 16, 2013

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year's Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013

Album Of The Week: Superchunk I Hate Music

Superchunk don't hate music. We know this. The North Carolina band have been making it for more than two decades, and the music that they've made has way too much joy and desperation and impossible need in it for them to have anything but the most fervent love for the stuff. And then there's the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 20, 2013

Superchunk – “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo” Video

Superchunk's emotive punk-rock rager "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo" is a passionate, powerful, catchy-as-hell song about the inadequacy of music, about how it can't always pull off whatever miracles we need from it. Almost all of the song's new music video, from Junebug director Phil Morrison, is a collage of still images --… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2013

Stream Superchunk I Hate Music

At this point, it's not exactly a shock to hear a veteran indie band make a really good album; it happens all the time these days. It might, however, be a bit of a shock to hear a veteran indie band make an album this good. Heart-on-sleeve North Carolina punk fixtures Superchunk are set to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 12, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: July 2013

I don't want to bum anybody out, but summer's almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer's start and infinite possibilities; we're definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 31, 2013
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