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Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan And Laura Ballance Open Up About Shutting Up, Running Merge And More

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , on 09/15/2010 by kurtorzeck

Keeping the Superchunk momentum going after yesterday’s release of Majesty Shredding, here’s another vintage interview previously unavailable online. This one was conducted about nine years ago and primarily revolves around their penultimate record, Here’s to Shutting Up. Continue reading

Superchunk’s Laura Ballance In 1998: ‘The Music Industry Is Nuts Right Now’

Posted in Interviews with tags , , , , , , , on 09/14/2010 by kurtorzeck

With the music-business climate perhaps more rotten than ever, there’s a growing tendency to romanticize the past. But it’s easy to forget the challenges faced by indie-rock bands and labels prior to the dawn of the Internet. Or, in the case of Merge Records, prior to the dawn of the Arcade Fire. Continue reading