Sunday, December 5, 2010

superchunk - here's where the strings come in

this band. i don't even know where to begin. these past few posts, i've just decided to post all of my favorite albums ever and even if they're not "rare" or "indie" or whatever, they're all the best things i've ever heard. anyway, THIS is one of my favorite albums of all time. top five this time. up there with something to write home about by the get up kids and most owen albums. this might be number three.
ANYWAY. this band started in north carolina in like, 1989. let me just tell you. i saw them thursday. definitely one of the best concerts i've ever been to (up there with the get up kids, yet again). mac ripped SO HARD. there was so much poging in the crowd i couldn't even take it. ever heard of merge records? yeah, they started that. rules, right? this band i guess never had a huge "hit" per se, but they were pretty popular. maybe their hit was "hyper enough" which is the first track on this album. every song on this album is great though. check out their videos, super 90s, even david cross appeared in one.
they didn't play shows for years and years, but they started playing festivals over the summer, and they just released a new album "majesty shredding" a few weeks ago, which is really good. they're doing their first tour in forever, and it was like they never stopped not touring. i feel like they would be just as good if i saw them 15 years ago at their prime.

anyway, let me introduce you to yr new favorite record.

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