Friday, June 7, 2013

Preview: Superchunk "I Hate Music"

WYMA loves Superchunk. You love Superchunk. Everyone loves Superchunk and for damn good reasons.

On August 20, the venerable (how is that possible?) North Carolina quartet will release their 10th LP, I Hate Music, on Merge Records, the label that Superchunk's Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance built into an indie powerhouse.

Here's a preview / teaser video of the record:

And here's one song "FOH":

The good people at Merge were kind enough to send us an advance copy this week and we'll post a full review closer to release date.

But trust us, I Hate Music is good. It's very good. "FOH" and every other song there will have you grinning from ear to ear and ready to jump around the house.

It's hardly a surprise that Superchunk has made another great record, but it's excellent news and one more reason to look forward to summer.

Superchunk on tour:

Jun 07 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (Mac solo) w/ The Bats
Jun 20 Calgary, AB – Sled Island @ Republik
Aug 22 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West^
Aug 23 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle^
Aug 24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle^
Sep 02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore w/ Mikal Cronin
Sep 04 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre w/ Colleen Green
Sep 06 Portland, OR – MusicFestNW @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 07 Chicago, IL – A.V. Fest and Hideout Block Party
Sep 23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater#
Sep 24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Sep 26 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club#
Sep 27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 28 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club#
# w/ Spider Bags
^ w/ Parting Gifts

Our North Carlina readers should get down to Local 506 in Chapel Hill tonight to see Mac open for WYMA heroes The Bats coming all the way from New Zealand.

Visit to pre-order the LP and for a sad announcement from Laura Ballance regarding her absence from the band’s upcoming tour.

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