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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 »

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 Mar… More »

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 »

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Superchunk Dig Up Triumphant “Born To Run” Cover In Honor Of Album’s 40th Anniversary

Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run is 40 years old today, and we're all celebrating the best way we know how. In Stereogum's case, we ra…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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Stream Mac McCaughan Non-Believers

It wouldn’t be quite right to say that Superchunk frontman and Merge Records co-founder Mac McCaughan has never released a solo album. After all, hi…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 11:42 am

Mac McCaughan – “Wet Leaves” Video

In a couple of weeks, longtime Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan will release Non-Believers, the first solo album he's ever recorded under his own name. We've…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Mac McCaughan – “Box Batteries”

Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan is about to release Non-Believers, his first official solo album, and we've already posted first single "Lost Again." "Box Batteries," another…
Tom Breihan | April 6, 2015 - 11:12 am

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.
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 9:48 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2015 - 11:54 am

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."…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2014 - 11:39 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2014 - 4:47 pm

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…
Ethan Jacobs | October 20, 2014 - 10:43 am
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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…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 7:47 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 3:54 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 ha…
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2014 - 11:49 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
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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…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2013 - 11:01 am

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…
Miles Bowe | October 22, 2013 - 5:55 pm
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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
Liz Pelly | September 28, 2013 - 12:23 pm

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, a…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2013 - 10:53 am

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…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm
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