Superchunk: I Hate Music

I Hate Music

Superchunk

  • US$26.99
    Delivery from US$10.63

    * Delivery cost to United States of America (based on your detected location) for a single item. Adding multiple items to your order can reduce the cost per item. Choosing a different delivery option can change the cost per item. Final delivery cost will be shown in order review page.

  • Release Date 19 August 2013
  • Buy Now: Dispatched in 7-10 days
Code
MRG480LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Merge
After taking nearly a decade off following the release of Here’s to Shutting Up, Mac, Laura, Jon, and Jim decided to shout it out again in 2010 with Majesty Shredding, an album perfectly described by its own title. It’s a celebratory set of whoa-whoa-whoas from a group so thrilled by making music together again that they can’t contain themselves. The band’s forthcoming release, I Hate Music, is Majesty’s dark twin. It’s similarly aggressive—often moreso (see “Staying Home”)—and every bit as energetic. It reflects the joys of a life spent immersed in music (“Me & You & Jackie Mittoo,” “Trees of Barcelona”), but there’s a dark undercurrent as well. That title isn’t tongue-in-cheek, but it’s really more a question than a statement: When you’re 20, lazy co-workers and romantic missteps number among your biggest worries; two decades later, life’s bigger questions knock louder and louder, demanding answers. I Hate Music is an album about love more than anything else: love of life, love of living, love of people, and yeah, love of music. It defies its own title so completely and diligently that it never even seems like a fair fight: There’s no pain this deep or yearning this severe without the type of love earned over a lifetime. “I hate music – what is it worth? / Can’t bring anyone back to this earth” goes the first line in “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo.” That song and its ten companions can’t relive the past or resurrect those lost, but they can keep them close enough to see and hear and celebrate. It’s dark in here, but if we conjure the right words and sounds, maybe we’ll find our way out.

Tracklisting

1. Overflows
2. Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
3. Void
4. Staying Home
5. Low F
6. Trees of celona
7. Breaking Down
8. Out of the Sun
9. Your Theme
10. FOH
11. What Can We Do

More from Superchunk

Superchunk: What a Time to Be Alive
Superchunk
What a Time to Be Alive
CD Album
US$16.99
In Stock
Superchunk: Wild Loneliness: Black Vinyl LP
Superchunk
Wild Loneliness: Black Vinyl LP
Vinyl LP
US$29.99
Buy Now: Dispatched in 7-10 days
Superchunk: Wild Loneliness: CD
Superchunk
Wild Loneliness: CD
CD Album
US$17.99
Buy Now: Dispatched in 7-10 days