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Superchunk on World Cafe | February 16, 2011 |

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Flashback to 1989: Superchunk had just released its debut 7". More than two decades later, the North Carolina band is still kicking. The long hiatus following the release of 2001's Here's To Shutting Up stirred speculation that the youthful punk-rock outfit would never return, but last year's Majesty Shredding put that fear to rest and sparked a whole new wave of Superchunk excitement.

Arguably Superchunk's best album yet, Majesty Shredding captures the raw sound and energy of its live shows. Hear the band tear through songs from its latest album and 1995's classic anthem, "Hyper Enough," on World Cafe. (link)


Portastatic "Sour Shores" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Middle Brother "Me Me Me" Middle Brother
Free Energy "Bang Pop" Stuck On Nothing
The Records "Starry Eyes" D.I.Y.: Starry Eyes, UK Pop II (1978-79)
Vampire Weekend "I'm Going Down" I'm Going Down
XTC "Life Begins At The Hop" Drums and Wires
Superchunk "Rosemarie" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Superchunk "Digging For Something" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Superchunk "Hyper Enough" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Jimi Hendrix "Angel" The Cry of Love
Robbie Robertson "He Don't Live Here No More" How To Become Clairvoyant


Fleetwood Mac "Bare Trees" Bare Trees
David Wax Museum "Born With A Broken Heart" Everything Is Saved
Kim Richey "Every River Runs Dry" Bittersweet
Jenny Lewis "Carpetbaggers" Acid Tongue
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Typecast" III/IV
Lissie "When I'm Alone" Catch A Tiger
Elton John "Amoreena" Tumbleweed Connection
Neil Finn "She Will Have Her Way" Try Whistling This
Bell X1 "Hey Anna Lena" Bloodless Coup
The Bird & The Bee "I Can't Go For That" Interpreting The Masters
Fitz & The Tantrums "Moneygrabber" Picking Up The Pieces
Talking Heads "Girlfriend Is Better" Speaking In Tounges
Fujiya & Miyagi "Ventriloquizzing" Ventriloquizzing