Superchunk Drop Newest Single ‘Erasure’

Superchunk on Their Newest Single

Out February 16, What a Time to Be Alive features more guest backing vocalists than any previous Superchunk album. Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit), Skylar Gudasz, and David Bazan all appear on the record. “Part of that was wanting a feeling of community,” says Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan. “I think that’s important to not be completely bummed out about everything all the time.” On second single ‘Erasure,’ McCaughan is joined by Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) and Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields); together, their unmistakable voices add heavily layered sound to the song’s memorable chorus.

Lyrically, ‘Erasure’ focuses on powerful people who attempt to silence the marginalized. It follows Superchunk’s two 7-inch art auctions, which raised over $70,000 for the Southern Poverty Law Center and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, as well as the album announcement for What a Time to Be Alive and the release of its ferocious title track.

What a Time to Be Alive is available for pre-order now on pink-in-clear Peak Vinyl, LP, and CD in the Merge store as well as digitally. This winter and spring, Superchunk will hit both coasts before hopping over to the UK and Europe.

Tour Dates:
Feb 15 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 17 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry*
Feb 21 San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
Feb 22 Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 23 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom*
Feb 24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop Festival*
Feb 26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios* (SOLD OUT)
Feb 27 Seattle, WA – Neumos*
Feb 28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre*
Apr 03 Washington, DC – Black Cat^
Apr 04 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
Apr 06 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom^ (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West#
Apr 27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
Apr 28 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle#
May 25 Madrid, ES – Tomavistas Festival
May 27 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
May 28 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
May 29 London, UK – ULU
May 31 Paris, FR – Maroquinerie
Jun 01 Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
Jun 02 Berlin, DE – Quasimodo
* w/ Bat Fangs
^ w/ Swearin’
# w/ The Rock*A*Teens