Superchunk Reissues Here’s to Shutting Up For 20th Anniversary

On October 22, Merge will reissue Superchunk’s long-out-of-print 2001 studio album Here’s to Shutting Up on CD, LP, and limited-edition orange swirl Peak Vinyl to commemorate its 20th anniversary. All three formats will include “Bestial Warning,” a bonus CD of 13 previously unreleased demos. The vinyl packaging features a printed vellum overwrap, and the Peak Vinyl version also comes with a 24” × 24” color poster.

From Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan:
We recorded Here’s to Shutting Up in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta at Zero Return, the studio built by Brian and Rob (aka Birdstuff and Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard) of Man or Astro-man? Brian Paulson came with us to produce it. The studio itself was amazing. We also slept there in a dorm-like setting and stayed up too late. We had some great guest players on the record including the first appearance of a pedal steel on a Superchunk album, played by John Neff of Athens band Japancakes. Local Chris Lopez (The Rock*A*Teens) came over to sing backup vocals on “Art Class (Song for Yayoi Kusama).” I asked him to sing harmonies on the chorus and he was like, “Harmonies? Oh, I can’t sing harmonies.” I still don’t believe him, but what he did sing is awesome.

Catch McCaughan with Superchunk guitarist Jim Wilbur at a pair of acoustic shows next month! McCaughan has also announced a run of solo performances, including support for John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. A full list of dates can be found below:

Mac & Jim of Superchunk on tour:
Jul 13 New York, NY – Frankies 457 Spuntino
Jul 14 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

Mac McCaughan on tour:
Sep 23 Wilmington, DE – The Queen* [SOLD OUT]
Sep 24 Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts Center* [SOLD OUT]
Sep 25 Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios* [SOLD OUT]
Sep 26 Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe at the ArtsQuest* [SOLD OUT]
Sep 28 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool^
Sep 29 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s^
Sep 30 Washington, DC – DC9^
Oct 01 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall^
Oct 02 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room^
* solo performance w/ John Darnielle (the Mountian Goats)