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Illustration for article titled Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan to release solo album, tour

Though he has been rocking for decades in various outfits—most notably Superchunk, but also the mostly solo outfit Portastatic—Mac McCaughan has never released a proper solo album under his own name. (Turns out he thought that was a little weird for some reason.) That will change on May 5, when the label he co-owns, Merge, will release Non-Believers. The relatively mellow, introspective set will be accompanied by a short tour, the dates of which are below, along with an evocative trailer for the album. McCaughan said that he wanted to ”explore his attraction to that early-’80s era of music when punk evolved into something more introspective, focusing on themes of isolation and eventually turning into post-punk and new wave.” (He should know, he was there.) You can pre-order the album (including a limited-edition version on nostalgic grey vinyl) at Merge, who’ll also have a limited-edition seven-inch as well, on April 7. Oh, and in addition to the dates below, a little bird told us Mac will be playing at SXSW this year, possibly including a day party in conjunction with your favorite pop-culture website. Stay tuned.


Apr 17-19 Winston-Salem, NC - Phuzz Phest
May 07 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
May 08 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
May 09 Wilmington, NC - Bourgie Nights
May 15 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
May 16 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
May 21 Atlanta, GA - 529 Club
May 22 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
May 23 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom
5/7-23 with Flesh Wounds
5/9 with The Love Language

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