Superchunk‘s I Hate Music will be in stores tomorrow. The band kicks off release week with the release of the new video for “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” Including photos submitted by music lovers around the country, the “Jackie” video will require multiple viewings to uncover all of the fun details.
Mac shared the inspiration behind the song and the video: “‘Me & You & Jackie Mittoo’ is a song about bonding over records, and the role music can play in your life and relationships. We asked friends, family, and some of our favorite record stores to collect photographs of people holding an album that is meaningful to them in some way—not necessarily “favorite,” though we’re sure plenty of them are. Director Phil Morrison (Junebug) took that concept and shaped it into an amazing piece of vinyl worship and music love, featuring the collected photos as well as a beautiful diorama by the artist Ann Wood.”
Superchunk will kick off their US tour dates in support of I Hate Music in Atlanta on August 22, but Triangle fans will get a release-day treat: the band will play a surprise early show at The Pinhook in Durham on Tuesday, August 20, as part of an “I Hate Happy Hour” event from 6–8 p.m. Admission is free, but you will need a ticket to get in.
To get tickets to “I Hate Happy Hour,” visit one of the local record stores listed below on Tuesday, and follow @mergerecords on Twitter for more opportunities to win. Also, a limited number of tickets will be at the door at 6 p.m. And starting at noon on Tuesday, Mac, Laura, Jon, and Jim will each be taking the helm at a local record store, selling I Hate Music and giving away “I Hate Happy Hour” tickets. See below for a full list of stores that will be giving away tickets to “I Hate Happy Hour,” including information about the stores where Superchunk will be hard at work.
Come celebrate I Hate Music with us at The Pinhook! Have a drink, listen to some upcoming Merge releases, and stay for a live performance by Superchunk! Laura will be manning the bar making a special “signature” cocktail, and we’ll welcome Jason Narducy as the live Superchunk bassist as the band prepares to kick off its tour.
*Superchunk band member will be selling records beginning at noon
Aug 20 Durham, NC – The Pinhook “I Hate Happy Hour” free performance
Aug 22 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West%
Aug 23 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle%
Aug 24 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle%
Sep 02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore w/ Mikal Cronin
Sep 04 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre w/ Colleen Green
Sep 06 Portland, OR – MusicFestNW @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 07 Chicago, IL – A.V. Fest and Hideout Block Party
Sep 21 Byers, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
Sep 22 Byers, CO – Riot Fest & Sideshow
Sep 23 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater#
Sep 24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Sep 26 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club#
Sep 27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 28 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom#
Sep 29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club#
Nov 10 Melbourne, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 16 Sydney, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 17 Brisbane, AU – Harvest Festival
Nov 29–Dec 01 Camber Sands, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties ‘End of an Era Pt. 2’
Dec 03 London, UK – Electric Ballroom w/ Girls Against Boys
% w/ Parting Gifts
# w/ Spider Bags