Superchunk On World Cafe The North Carolina band plays songs from the provocatively titled I Hate Music, recorded live in the studio. In a discussion with host David Dye, frontman Mac McCaughan reveals some of the fan favorites from the new record.
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Why Is Superchunk’s New Album Called I Hate Music?
North Carolina's Superchunk is back with a new album provocatively titled I Hate Music which is the follow-up to 2010’s Majesty Shredding. That album marked the first time Superchunk had released an album in nine years.
That may have had to do with singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance being a little busy with their record label , Merge Records, releasing albums by Arcade Fire, Spoon, She & Him and many others. Superchunk was one of the first alternative bands in the North Carolina triangle and Merge was initially formed to release their albums. Laura sat out this tour as the band played a “crowd-sourced” selection from the new album in our studio.
Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
Learned to Surf
Recent Release:I Hate Music
Release Date:August 20, 2013
Label: Merge Records