“Detroit Has a Skyline” (by Superchunk)
The legendary kings of indie rock are back to reclaim their crown with their first new album in nine years, Majesty Shredding, slated for a September 14th release on Merge Records. Singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance founded Merge back in 1989 with the release of Superhcunk's debut, the "Slack Motherfucker" 7''. That anthemic tune was one of many classics from the 2010 Primavera set, which was broadcast in its entirely on Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic. Also in the mix was "Detroit Has a Skyline" (mp3 below), "Learn to Surf" (off the forthcoming album), and "Precision Auto" featuring the omnipresent Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav on guest vocals -- also check out his stage appearance during Liquid Liquid's set on WFMU's youtube).
The live performance and new album both feature a classic Superchunk lineup -- unchanged since the early 90's -- with Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance joined by Jim Wilbur on guitar and the renaissance man Jon Wurster on drums. You can check out a video teaser forMajesty Shredding over at vimeo.