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Superchunk

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Superchunk is an indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After a pair of well-received singles, Superchunk released Superchunk, a critically-lauded LP that failed to bring the band the superstardom that label heads had hoped they would be, in the wake of bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana's success. In spite of the ensuing bidding war, Superchunk decided to stay independent, sticking with Matador Records for their second, just as critically-lauded LP, No Pocky for Kitty, followed by a collection of singles, Tossing Seeds and another pair of well-reviewed LP's, On the Mouth and Foolish.

Superchunk singer Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance launched Merge Records to release the band's future albums, as well as other indie-rock acts, including Lambchop and The Arcade Fire. They continue touring and recording, appearing on Lollapalooza and backing a minor hit in "Hyper Enough" (from Here's Where the Strings Come). In 1999, Superchunk released Come Pick Me Up.

Discography

  • Superchunk (Matador, 1990)
  • No Pocky for Kitty (Matador, 1991)
  • Tossing Seeds: Singles 89-91 (Matador, 1992)
  • On the Mouth (Matador, 1993)
  • Foolish (Merge, 1994)
  • Here's Where the Strings Come In (Merge, 1995)
  • Indoor Living (Merge, 1997)
  • Come Pick Me Up (Merge, 1999)
  • Here's to Shutting Up (Merge, 2001)
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