Tiny Desk Concerts
Superchunk: Tiny Desk Concert
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It's remarkable to think that Superchunk
's career has spanned four decades. The North Carolina band got its start in 1989, and here it is in 2013, with a new record called I Hate Music
that demonstrates an undying passion for punk-fueled story songs with catchy phrasing. The band recorded its 10th album with a lineup that has held for most of its history: Mac McCaughan
on guitar and vocals, Laura Ballance
on bass, Jim Wilbur on guitar and Jon Wurster on drums.
At the Tiny Desk and on tour, it's a shame not to have Ballance in the fold — her hearing problem worsens on tour and in loud venues — though Jason Narducy fills in admirably here. This set in the NPR Music offices includes songs from I Hate Music
and 2010's Majesty Shredding
, but the group also digs deep to perform a song from 1995's Here's Where the Strings Come In.
All in all, it's a joy to have Superchunk translate its electric sound to acoustic instruments in such an intimate way.
- "Out Of The Sun"
- "Digging For Something"
- "Animated Airplanes Over Germany"
- "Me & You & Jackie Mittoo"
CreditsProducers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Becky Harlan, Meredith Rizzo; photo by Abbey Oldham/NPR
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