5 Songs, 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Superchunk faded away in the new century after spending much of the ‘90s at the top of both indie rock fan and critic lists. Solo projects and family duties gave outsiders the impression the band was done, aside from the occasional live show reunion. But come 2009 the band sounds completely recharged on this EP. “Learned to Surf,” also reprised as an acoustic demo, immediately slams up with the band’s ebullient noise and hooks driving down the centerline. Mac McCaughan’s turn at the vocal mike brings forth “Misfits & Mistakes” (a song that appeared in different form for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force soundtrack). The tune twists into a torrent of Keith Moon-like drum rolls from Jon Wurster. “Screw It Up” and “Knock Knock Knock” further showcase the group’s comfortable dynamic that portends great things in their reunited future. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s Superchunk faded away in the new century after spending much of the ‘90s at the top of both indie rock fan and critic lists. Solo projects and family duties gave outsiders the impression the band was done, aside from the occasional live show reunion. But come 2009 the band sounds completely recharged on this EP. “Learned to Surf,” also reprised as an acoustic demo, immediately slams up with the band’s ebullient noise and hooks driving down the centerline. Mac McCaughan’s turn at the vocal mike brings forth “Misfits & Mistakes” (a song that appeared in different form for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force soundtrack). The tune twists into a torrent of Keith Moon-like drum rolls from Jon Wurster. “Screw It Up” and “Knock Knock Knock” further showcase the group’s comfortable dynamic that portends great things in their reunited future. 

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