Today’s On Sales: Wed, May 19


Mac: Bands that break up always get back together, and I didn’t want to get on the reunion train in a year. Mainly I just thought, “Why not just take a break?” We also had a show already booked, a benefit for Alejandro Escovedo at a a club in Raleigh. And I didn’t want Superchunk’s last show ever to be at some crappy nightclub in Raleigh.

Jon Wurster: In retrospect, it was a smart thing to do. Becuase we play a couple of times a year, and its not like every time we play again, it’s like, “They’re getting back together again,” you know? Because technically we didn’t break up. And we’ve managed to record a song a year probably. So it all kind of worked out. An I’m glad that Mac sort of pushed for it not to be completely over. [Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records]

Today’s On Sales: Wed, May 19
06/12 School of Rock All Stars Gramercy Theatre Buy Tickets
06/14 Delphic Music Hall of Williamsburg Buy Tickets
06/22 Ryan Leslie Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets
06/23 Ryan Leslie Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets
06/26 Work Roseland Ballroom Buy Tickets
07/08 Red Wanting Blue,
Amy Lynn & the Gunshow
Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets
07/19 Joe Pug Mercury Lounge Buy Tickets
09/18 Superchunk Bowery Ballroom Buy Tickets
09/19 Superchunk Music Hall of Williamsburg Buy Tickets

Superchunk’s long-anticipated new album, now has a title: Majesty Shredding. More Superchunk tour dates after the jump.

Superchunk 2010 Tour Dates
5/21 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
5/27 Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival w/Pavement and The Fall
6/19 Denver, CO – Westword Music Festival
6/20 Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph Street Festival w/The Love Language
7/24 Omaha, NE – MAHA Music Festival
9/17 Washington, DC – 930 Club
9/18 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
9/19 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/21 Boston, MA – Royale
9/22 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero