Superchunk Shares “This Night”

Arriving February 25 is Superchunk’s Wild Loneliness (Merge Records), an album hotly anticipated. Before release day, Superchunk is sharing the album’s Side B opener “This Night,” featuring strings by Owen Pallett and backup vocals by Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura, Tracyanne & Danny). Its lyric video gives a nod to The Replacements.

Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan on the track:

Like much of Wild Loneliness, this song was written in the mode of “let’s look around and be thankful for what we have rather than focusing on what Republicans have taken from an entire generation”; it’s nostalgic but in a way that tries to capture what’s still relevant and positive about long relationships. So, backward– and forward-looking about music, love, day-to-day life. The song itself reminded me of some of my favorite pop bands like Camera Obscura, and through the magic of technology (and maybe the only good thing about the internet?), we are lucky to have Tracyanne Campbell lending her inimitable voice to the song.

Superchunk embark on a North American tour in support of Wild Loneliness in late February, and tickets are on sale now. Laura Ballance plays bass on the album, and the live Superchunk lineup will continue as Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur, and Jon Wurster, with Jason Narducy on bass.

Superchunk on tour:
Feb 25 Winston-Salem, NC – Ramkat*
Feb 26 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
Mar 01 Washington, DC – Black Cat*
Mar 02 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
Mar 03 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel*
Mar 04 Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts*
Mar 05 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
Mar 07 Toronto, ON – Axis Club^
Mar 08 Detroit, MI – El Club^
Mar 09 Chicago, IL – Metro^
Mar 11 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl^
Mar 12 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West^
Apr 04 Seattle, WA – Neumos%
Apr 05 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall%
Apr 07 San Francisco, CA – Independent#
Apr 09 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s#
Apr 10 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom#
^ w/ Wednesday
% w/ Quasi
# w/ Mike Krol