Superchunk will offer the flip side of their 2010 release Majesty Shredding on I Hate Music, and it’s available as a full album stream right now at NPR Music. It’s due out on Aug.20th on Merge Records, and sees the band doing an album of darker music, contrary to the feel-good vibe of Majesty Shredding, I Hate Music will be it’s “dark twin,” according to Merge Records. A tour is happening right now and will go into the Fall.
“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,” said NPR Music about the release.
They went on to describe it as “There’s a dark undercurrent as well. That title isn’t tongue-in-cheek, but it’s really more a question than a statement: When you’re 20, lazy co-workers and romantic missteps number among your biggest worries; two decades later, life’s bigger questions knock louder and louder, demanding answers.”
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