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 follow up 2010’s kickass Majesty Shredding with a new album called I Hate Music, and oh my god, holy shit, this album! It’s too good. Seriously, it rules. If you’ve heard the early singles “FOH” and “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo,” then you already have some idea, but the whole thing just owns. And now you can hear all of it at NPR, so do that.
I Hate Music is out 8/20 on Merge.