SUPERCHUNK - "HERE'S TO SHUTTING UP" (2021 RE-ISSUE) //Merge Records// (Released 22nd October)

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£22.99 – 1xLP, Limited Edition, Indies Exclusive “Peak” Coloured Vinyl, plus CD

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“Here’s to Shutting Up” was meant to be released on September 18, 2001. On September 11, obviously the world changed. Our release date moved a couple weeks, but our tour dates remained and we flew to Japan in October.

It was a WILD time to be traveling the world. Receptions ranged from “thank you for giving us something else to think about” to “why are you here?” We flew home from Japan and left for the UK the day the US started bombing Afghanistan. This was the climate, and the climate was not great for playing rock music. People were thinking about other things. Our friend Annie Hayden (of the band Spent) joined us on keyboards and guitar for the US leg which was an exciting expansion of our lineup and a fun way to play old songs in a new way. We had some great shows along the way and got to tour with excellent openers like Rilo Kiley, The Good Life, and Aereogramme. But the fear in the air and the length of the tour was exhausting. Some of the most fun times of the tour were the acoustic in-stores we did, which you can hear on the first Clambake we released.”

Tracklisting:

1 Late century dream
2 Rainy streets
3 Phone sex
4 Florida’s on fire
5 Out on the wing
6 The animal has left its shell
7 Act surprised
8 Art class (song for yayoi kusama)
9 What do you look forward to?
10 Drool collection

 

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