New Music: Superchunk – ‘Erasure’


New album What A Time To Be Alive is out February 16th via Merge Records.

It is always a good time to be alive when indie/alternative legends Superchunk are set to release a new album. This one will be their eleventh. Judging from latest single ‘Erasure’, the group still have a knack for some fuzz and a melody. It also features the pretty unmistakable vocals of Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) and Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields).

This record is pretty jammed with guest appearances with Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit), Skylar Gudasz, and David Bazan all showing their faces. “Part of that was wanting a feeling of community,” says Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan. “I think that’s important to not be completely bummed out about everything all the time.”

The buggers will also be touring the US, UK, and Europe this spring/summer. Check those dates out below the video.

Tour dates:

Feb 15 | Baltimore, MD – Ottobar* [sold out]
Feb 17 | Richmond, VA – The Broadberry*
Feb 21 | San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
Feb 22 | Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge* [sold out]
Feb 23 | Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom*
Feb 24 | San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop Festival*
Feb 26 | Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios* [sold out]
Feb 27 | Seattle, WA – Neumos*
Feb 28 | Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre*
Apr 03 | Washington, DC – Black Cat^
Apr 04 | Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
Apr 06 | Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair^ [sold out]
Apr 07 | New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ [sold out]
Apr 08 | New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ [sold out]
Apr 26 | Atlanta, GA – Terminal West#
Apr 27 | Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
Apr 28 | Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle#
May 25 | Madrid, ES – Tomavistas Festival TICKETS
May 27 | Glasgow, UK – Stereo TICKETS
May 28 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club TICKETS
May 29 | London, UK – ULU TICKETS
May 31 | Paris, FR – Maroquinerie TICKETS
Jun 01 | Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun TICKETS
Jun 02 | Berlin, DE – Quasimodo TICKETS

* w/ Bat Fangs
^ w/ Swearin’
# w/ The Rock*A*Teens

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