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Great Albums from Guided By Voices, Superchunk and Yo La Tengo Prove Nineties Indie-Rock is Alive as Ever

During the last few years, we’ve been deluged with great new guitar bands, many showing an obsessive love for indie rock’s early-Nineties golden age – whether it’s Parquet Courts taking vintage Pavement in directions that never really even occurred to Pavement; Lvl Up mashing up Built to Spill and Neutral Milk Hotel; or Jay Som, Mitski, Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, ...

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Review: Superchunk, Purple-State Punks, Take It to Trump on Their Best Album in Years

When Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, something snapped inside the members of Superchunk. As they watched “deplorables” take cabinet positions and alt-right Nazis align, the veteran indie-rockers had a visceral reaction. The band members, four liberal-minded musicians who have called purple-state North Carolina their home since they formed in 1989, wrote all of the record’s songs in a ...

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Superchunk on Finding Hope in Trump Resistance

Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan can vividly recall what he felt the moment he learned that Donald Trump had been elected president: “horror, depression, sadness.” Rather than bottle up those feelings, which escalated in the weeks to come as he saw the alt-right gain newfound confidence, he began work on what would become the indie-rock group’s 11th studio album, What a ...

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