Mac McCaughan’s solo album Non-Believers is due out May 5th. Today, the longtime Superchunk frontman and Merge Records co-founder has offered another tease of his first record under his own name with “Box Batteries”.
McCaughan has shared the 7-inch edition of the single, which is a different take than the version that will appear on Non-Believers. According to a statement on the label’s website, the song is “an ode to making sure you have the power to listen to your homemade cassettes in even the most remote locations” and “perhaps the most rocking song from Non-Believers.” In true Mac form, it’s an upbeat earworm that captures a playful innocence.
Merge will release “Box Batteries” b/w “Whatever Light” on vinyl tomorrow, April 7th. Stream the single’s catchy, distorted A-side below.
McCaughan is currently preparing for a spring tour in support of the new album. Consult his full itinerary below.
Mac McCaughan 2015 Tour Dates:
04/17-19 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Phuzz Phest
04/18 – Durham, NC @ Durham Central Park (Record Store Day party) #
05/07 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage *
05/08 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
05/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *
05/21 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 Club *
05/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
05/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room *
05/24 – Wilmington, NC @ Bourgie Nights #
05/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
05/29 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox
* = w/ Flesh Wounds
# = w/ The Love Language