Superchunk maintain post-reunion album title hot streak with forthcoming album What a Time to Be Alive

Superchunk maintain post-reunion album title hot streak with forthcoming album What a Time to Be Alive

Heads up, all you musical cosmopolitans out there: Superchunk (a.k.a. good ol’ Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon — a.k.a. “the most credible power pop band in music”) have announced a new album called What a Time to Be Alive, and it’s due out February 16, 2018. And if the title sounds familiar to you, that’s likely because What a Time to Be Alive is also the title of Drake and Future’s surprise-released collaborative from 2015.

Superchunk’s What a Time to Be Alive will be the indie rock mainstays’ first full-length in four years, following 2014’s I Hate Music. It will also mark the band’s second full-length since returning from a lengthy hiatus with 2010’s Majesty Shredding.

How comparable is Superchunk biting a Drake and Future title in 2017 to The Replacements biting Let It Be from the Beatles in ’84? Just what is Superchunk implying here? Well, according to main-man Mac McCaughan, “the album is about a lot of things of course but mainly dealing with anxiety and worse in the face of incipient authoritarianism.” It’s a record, he says, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to.”

Anyway, while there’s as yet no word on whether the record’s B-sides will include a cover of “Jumpman,” the first single from Superchunk’s What a Time to Be Alive is also titled “What a Time to Be Alive.” You can listen to it right now below and pre-order the album in all kinds of formats from about a zillion different retailers with the click of a few buttons! Oh man (yup, here it comes!), What a time to be alive!


What a Time to provide a tracklisting:

01. What a Time to Be Alive
02. Lost My Brain
03. Break the Glass
04. Bad Choices
05. Dead Photographers
06. Erasure
07. I Got Cut
08. Reagan Youth
09. Cloud of Hate
10. All for You
11. Black Thread

Superchunk on tour:

02.15.17 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^
02.17.17 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry ^
02.21.17 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah ^
02.22.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge ^
02.23.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Teragram Ballroom ^
02.24.17 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall at Noise Pop Festival ^
02.26.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios^
02.27.17 - Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
02.28.17 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre ^
04.03.17 - Washington, DC - Black Cat ~
04.04.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ~
04.06.17 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ~
04.07.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ~
04.08.17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ~
04.26.17 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
04.27.17 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.28.17 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle

^ Bat Fangs
~ Swearin’

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