Monday, August 12, 2013

Superchunk hate music. Oh, and US tour dates.

Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist

Superchunk's new album I Hate Music will be in stores on August 20, but you can stream it now at NPR Music.

In the  introduction to the "First Listen" stream NPR's Stephen Thompson writes, "Infused with winning, strident energy, I Hate Music still fits in darker ruminations on age and aging — Superchunk's sound remains versatile enough to accommodate both a 75-second whiff of brash punk ("Staying Home") and a six-minute album-closer ("What Can We Do") in which McCaughan reflects on nearly 30 years of adulthood with shrugging wisdom. Most importantly, I Hate Music is the sound of a veteran band with its vitality intact, for which fun and fury are essential components of a life thoughtfully lived."


 The  limited-edition deluxe LP will be pressed on colored vinyl and include a bonus 7-inch containing two non-album tracks, along with an I Hate Music stencil. Both the standard and deluxe LPs will be issued on 150-gram vinyl and feature a die-cut sleeve. Also, the album is available for  pre-order at iTunes along with Superchunk's full catalog now at a special price.


Superchunk on tour:

 (visit  Superchunk.com for a special announcement from Laura regarding the band’s upcoming tour)

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 21 Byers, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
Sep 22 Byers, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
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#
Nov 10 Melbourne, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 16 Sydney, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 17 Brisbane, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 29–Dec 01 Camber Sands, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘End of an Era Pt. 2’
 ^ w/ Parting Gifts
 # w/ Spider Bags

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