Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan releasing solo album, touring (dates, album trailer)
photo: Mac McCaughan @ Baby's All Right, CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Twenty-five years into his career, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan will release Non-Believers, his first solo album under his own name, on May 5 via Merge. (Portastatic began as a solo project but later became an actual band.) On it, he's exploring the sounds of the introspective side of early-'80s post-punk, when bands began "using keyboards and drum machines to relate through their music a disaffection or alienation." Pre-orders of the album are up now, and there will be a single, "Box Batteries / Whatever Light," out in April. You can check out a trailer for the LP, below.
Mac will be on tour this spring, playing Baby's All Right on May 16 with Flesh Wounds. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/13) at noon. You may remember Mac played Baby's All Right's second day in existence, which was a Brooklynvegan CMJ party.
All dates are listed, along with teaser video and album art, below.
Mac McCaughan - 2015 tour dates:
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