Superchunk’s Mac Preps Solo Album, 7” Single


First under his real name, eh! Tour dates below.

By Blurt Staff

And you thought his parents called him Portastatic! On May 5, Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan will release Non-Believers, his first solo record under his own name. Prior to that, a limited-edition, hand-numbered 7-inch of “Box Batteries” b/w “Whatever Light” will be released on April 7. (Collectors note: the first 250 LP orders in the Merge store will receive Non-Believers on light gray vinyl.) Check out the album trailer:

McCaughan wanted to use the album to explore his attraction to that early-’80s era of music when punk evolved into something more introspective, focusing on themes of isolation and eventually turning into post-punk and new wave. The record is about a fascination with art that could only be made by someone far from where you are, but who maybe shares the frustrations and awkwardness of youth. It’s about, in his words, “the irony that comes with being 16 and having a car but not knowing where to go in it, or having a keyboard or a guitar and not knowing how to play it.”

Tour Dates:

Apr 17-19 Winston-Salem, NC – Phuzz Phest
May 07 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
May 08 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
May 09 Wilmington, NC – Bourgie Nights
May 15 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
May 16 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
May 21 Atlanta, GA – 529 Club
May 22 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
May 23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
5/7-23 with Flesh Wounds
5/9 with The Love Language


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