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Superchunk’s new album is titled I Hate Music

on May 13, 2013, 2:28pm

Superchunk I Hate Music

Superchunk will release their tenth studio album, and first since 2010’s Majesty Shredding, on August 20th via Merge Records. It really is titled I Hate Music, but the band says the 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.”

The band describes the album as Majesty Shredding’s “dark twin,” adding: “I Hate Music is an album about love more than anything else: love of life, love of living, love of people, and yeah, love of music. It defies its own title so completely and diligently that it never even seems like a fair fight: There’s no pain this deep or yearning this severe without the type of love earned over a lifetime. It’s dark in here, but if we conjure the right words and sounds, maybe we’ll find our way out.”

Watch a teaser video featuring snippets from the album.

I Hate Music Tracklist:
01. Overflows
02. Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
03. Void
04. Staying Home
05. Low F
06. Trees of Barcelona
07. Breaking Down
08. Out of the Sun
09. Your Theme
10. FOH
11. What Can We Do

In support of the release, Superchunk will hit the road later this summer, including a string of East Coast shows with Spider Bags. Check out the full docket below.

Update: Bassist Laura Ballance is sitting out of the band’s upcoming tour. In a note posted on the band’s website, she revealed hearing problems, which have worsened in the wake of recent touring. Jason Narducy — who recently collaborated with Superchunk’s Jon Wurster on a project called Split Single — will fill in for Ballance on the road.

Superchunk Tour Dates:
06/20 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Music Festival
08/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
08/23 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
08/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
09/06 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW
09/23 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater #
09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
09/26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
09/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
09/28 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
09/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

# = w/ Spider Bags

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