Saturday, July 10, 2010

Superchunk Reissues, Reforms, Refreshes!

Not enough noisy rock on here lately, sorry. I'll try to make up for it. When I was young, Superchunk always struck me as being one of the "indie" bands critics were just starting to write about. The record store I worked in sold their stuff on a regular basis even though the albums were imports and more expensive than they should have been. When a friend finally let me listen to his cassette of No Pocky For Kitty, I was impressed by the punky energy that always managed to contain a keen sense of melody. Mac McCaughan's voice in particular was consistently tuneful, even when he was simultaneously singing and shouting. To this day, I am intrigued by the album title No Pocky for Kitty: what does it mean? No pockets for the cat? Merge Records will reissue Superchunk's No Pocky for Kitty (1991) and On the Mouth (1993) on CD, LP and digital download on August 17.

Superchunk - Skip Steps 1 & 3 (From No Pocky for Kitty)

Superchunk - Skip Steps 1 & 3 by scruffy the yak

Superchunk also have a new album, Majesty Shredding, due out September 14.

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Someone's Youtubed the audio from the band's new 7-inch (thanks to Dan Gordon's song of the Day on facebook). Here's the first single Digging for Something from Majesty Shredding.

Buy Superchunk from merge records.

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