Superchunk announce new album, What A Time To Be Alive

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Superchunk new album What a Time to Be Alive

Superchunk has announced a new album. On February 16, the band will release What A Time To Be Alive, via Merge. It features guest appearances by Sabrina Ellis, Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, Stephin Merritt, Skylar Gudasz and David Bazan, and is heavily inspired by the result of the 2016 presidential election in the U.S.

“The album is about a lot of things of course, but mainly dealing with anxiety and worse in the face in incipient authoritarianism,” says Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan in a statement. “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.”

The band has shared the title track, which you can stream below. What A Time to Be Alive follows 2013’s I Hate Music.

Superchunk What A Time to Be Alive tracklist:

1 What a Time to Be Alive
2 Lost My Brain
3 Break the Glass
4 Bad Choices
5 Dead Photographers
6 Erasure
7 I Got Cut
8 Reagan Youth
9 Cloud of Hate
10 All For You
11 Black Thread

Superchunk tour dates:

2/15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (B)
2/17 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (B)
2/21 San Diego, CA – The Casbah (B)
2/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge (B)
2/23 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom (B)
2/24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop Festival (B)
2/26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (B)
2/27 Seattle, WA – Neumos (B)
2/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (B)
4/3 Washington, DC – Black Cat (S)
4/4 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (S)
4/6 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair (S)
4/7 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (S)
4/8 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (S)
4/26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
4/27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
4/28 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle

(B) w/ Bat Fangs
(S) w/ Swearin’

Superchunk’s No Pocky For Kitty is on our list of 10 Essential Albums Produced by Steve Albini.

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