Superchunk Shares Track “Erasure” With Help From Stephin Merritt & Katie Crutchfield

With the help of Stephin Merritt & Katie Crutchfield, Superchunk shares new track “Erasure.” Out February 16, What A Time To Be Alive lives up to 2018 and features a number of guests on the new album. You have Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit), Skylar Gudasz, and David Bazan  (Pedro The Lion), who all appear on the record. Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan says, “Part of that was wanting a feeling of community. 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 another irresistible element 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.

The group will be on tour beginning in February:

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

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