The four members of the band Superchunk
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NEWS: Superchunk announce their fourth singles compilation Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-sides & Strays 2007–2023

Superchunk have announced Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-sides & Strays 2007–2023, their fourth singles compilation -a massive four-LP or two-CD collection covering their return from hiatus up to the present day. It’s set for release on 27th October via Merge Records and is a phenomenal body of work covering 50 songs (16 of which are on physical media for the first time) sourced from out-of-print releases, digital singles, compilations and more. Accompanying the announcement is ‘Sunny Brixton‘, the B side of the UK-only 7-inch. ‘Learned to Surf‘, originally released in 2011 by One Four Seven Records.
Of Misfits & Mistakes, Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan writes: 
“This collection covers a lot of ground, from heavy touring years to a pandemic where we made singles and an album at home. One difference between this compilation and our first three is that this period completely falls in the digital age; the distance from a final mix to everyone hearing it is shorter than ever. I’ve always liked artists who are prolific—throwing out singles in between albums when you least expect it. A surprise release from your favourite band is one of the few things that can still bring a little excitement to what can seem like an endless deluge of “content” (puke). Hopefully, the wild swings between lo & hi-fi and originals and covers on this compilation still allow for some coherence and, more importantly, convey what’s FUN about this punk rock thing. Sunny Brixton’ was about staying with our friend and soundman Joe Hickey when he lived in a group house in Brixton in the ‘90s; it’s all true.”
In the tradition of Superchunk singles compilations, Misfits & Mistakes houses non-album tracks, demos, and cover songs sourced from 7-inches, compilations, and previous internet-exclusive artefacts. Featuring extensive liner notes by McCaughan (with additional notes from Laura Ballance), the collection tells the story of each release, from why they chose to cover songs by The Misfits, The Cure, Destiny’s Child and Bananarama, to working with collaborators like Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go’s), Eleanor Friedberger, Damian Abraham (Fucked Up), Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley (Teenage Fanclub), and more!
And in further Superchunk news, they will return to the road this Autumn, touring the United States with Australian garage punk stalwarts Cable Ties before visiting the UK and EU for the first time since 2018 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of On the Mouth.

Superchunk UK and EU tour dates:


2nd | Berlin, DE – Lido
3rd | Bielefeld, DE – Forum
4th | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
5th | Bologna, IT – TPO
6th | Zurich, CH – El Loka
7th | Karlsruhe, DE – Jubez
9th | London, UK – Bush Hall
10th | Bristol, UK – Strange Brew
11th | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12th | Manchester, UK – Night & Day
13th | Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
15th | Haarlem, NL – Patronaat

For more information on the band please check out their twitter and Merge Records on facebook.

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