MUSIC NEWS: Superchunk Release Rare B-Side ‘February Punk’
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Superchunk have released a rare B-side titled February Punk, from their Majesty Shredding era. Born as a companion to lead single Digging For Something, the deep cut was originally available as a limited edition 7-inch, limited to 1,000 copies.
February Punk will now feature on the band’s fourth singles compilation Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-sides & Strays 2007-2023 compilation, due for release on 27th October 2023 via Merge Records.
“It’s about it never being too late to get into cool stuff,” says vocalist/guitarist Mac McCaughan. “[Co-producer Scott Solter] helped us find new space and depth in our sound that we hadn’t had before without losing the energy the songs used to have.”
Superchunk‘s fourth singles compilation is a 4-LP or 2-CD collection, covering their return from hiatus up to present day. Misfits & Mistakes includes 50 songs, 16 of which will be on physical media for the first time. The release houses non-album tracks, demos, and cover songs sourced from 7-inches, compilations, and previously internet-exclusive artifacts. The boxset will also contain extensive liner notes by McCaughan(with additional notes from Laura Ballance).
Misfits & Mistakes is available to pre-order HERE.
Superchunk will return to the UK and Europe later this year, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of On the Mouth. See them live at one of the following dates:
Thu 2nd – BERLIN, DE – Lido
Fri 3rd – BIELEFELD, DE – Forum
Sat 4th – SCHORNDORF, DE – Manufaktur
Sun 5th – BOLOGNA, IT – TPO
Mon 6th – ZURICH, CH – El Loka
Tue 7th – KARLSRUHE, DE – Jubez
Thu 9th – LONDON, UK – Bush Hall
Fri 10th – BRISTOL, UK – Strange Brew
Sat 11th – LEEDS, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sun 12th – MANCHESTER, UK – Night & Day
Mon 13th – BRIGHTON, UK – Concorde 2
Wed 15th – HAARLEM, NL – Patronaat