Superchunk Announce Fourth Singles Collection, Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-sides & Strays 2007–2023
Superchunk has announced Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-sides & Strays 2007–2023, their fourth singles compilation, a massive 4-LP or 2-CD collection covering their triumphant return from hiatus up to present day, out October 27.
The amount of music within its packaging is staggering: 50 songs (16 of which are on physical media for the first time) sourced from out-of-print releases, digital singles, compilations, and more–a vital piece of the Superchunk canon. Accompanying the announcement is “Sunny Brixton,” the b-side of UK-only 7-inch “Learned to Surf,” originally released in 2011 by One Four Seven Records.
Of Misfits & Mistakes, Mac McCaughan writes:
“This collection covers a lot of ground, from heavy touring years to a pandemic where we made singles and an album at home. One difference between this comp and our first three is that this time span completely falls in the digital age; the distance from a final mix to everyone hearing it is shorter than ever. I’ve always liked artists who are prolific—throwing out singles in between albums when you least expect it. A surprise release from your favorite band is one of the few things that can still bring a little excitement to what can seem like an endless deluge of “content” (puke). Hopefully the wild swings between lo & hi fi and originals and covers on this comp still allow for some coherence and, more importantly, convey what’s FUN about this punk rock thing.”
““Sunny Brixton” was about staying with our friend and soundman Joe Hickey when he lived in a group house in Brixton in the ‘90s; it’s all true.”
Superchunk returns to the road this fall, touring the United States with Australian garage punk stalwarts Cable Ties before visiting the UK and EU for the first time since 2018 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of On the Mouth.
Superchunk on tour:
Sep 08 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall*
Sep 09 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*
Sep 10 Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall*
Sep 12 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
Sep 13 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery*
Sep 14 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom*
Sep 15 Woodstock, NY – Colony*
Sep 16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
Oct 11 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Oct 12 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Oct 14 Durham, NC – That Music Fest
Nov 02 Berlin, DE – Lido
Nov 03 Bielefeld, DE – Forum
Nov 04 Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
Nov 05 Bologna, IT – Improved Sequence Fest
Nov 06 Zurich, CH – El Lokal
Nov 09 London, UK – Bush Hall
Nov 10 Bristol, UK – Strange Brew
Nov 11 Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
Nov 12 Manchester, UK – Night & Day
Nov 13 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
Nov 15 Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
*w/ Cable Ties
Pre-order Misfits and Mistakes HERE.
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