Superchunk has just a released a video for “Erasure,” the track comes off the band’s current release What a Time to Be Alive, and features backing vocals from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt.
Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan on the video:
The song “Erasure” is about the desire and attempt, on the part of the old white men currently running this country, to erase the experience, history, and existence of entire groups of people who don’t look or think like them. They want a straight white America which does not and has never existed, but they hope to make it so. When director Whitey McConnaughy heard the song and started thinking about video ideas, he heard another angle, which is also a theme of our album: Given today’s anxiety-inducing, creeping authoritarianism, how do we get through each day when we feel like we’re losing our minds?
McConnaughy succinctly added the following:
In today’s modern world of 24/7 news cycles, updates, tweets, and posts, we could all use a little “Erasure”.
Superchunk on tour:
Apr 26 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West#
Apr 27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle# (SOLD OUT)
Apr 28 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle#
May 03 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
May 04 Austin, TX – 3Ten Austin City Limits Live
May 05 Austin, TX – 3Ten Austin City Limits Live
May 19 Minneapolis, MN – Grumpy’s Northeast
May 25 Madrid, ES – Tomavistas Festival
May 27 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
May 28 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
May 29 London, UK – ULU
May 31 Paris, FR – Maroquinerie
Jun 01 Kortrijk, BE – De Kreun
Jun 02 Berlin, DE – Quasimodo
Jun 20 Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall
# w/ The Rock*A*Teens