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What a Time to Be Alive  

Merge Records


Released: 16th Feb 2018


lp + download

Released: 16th Feb 2018


limited pink & clear swirl lp + download + poster

Released: 16th Feb 2018


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their 11th is charged by an unrelenting outrage, tempered by bouncing hooks & warm harmonies – perfectly blending the angry attack of hardcore with the fun of pop punk.

this is a record, says Mac, “about a pretty dire & depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire & depressing to listen to.” Indeed, like so much of Superchunk’s music in the band’s nearly three decades together, these songs meet rage & anxiety head-on with the catharsis & exhilaration of loud punk fire & vulnerable pop energy. The record features guest backing vocalists including Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog, Sweet Spirit), Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Skylar Gudasz, & David Bazan. “Part of that was wanting a feeling of community,” says Mac. “superchunk sound like a hardcore band half their age” 8/10 – uncut.

What a Time to Be Alive  


  1. What a Time to Be Alive
  2. Lost My Brain
  3. Break the Glass
  4. Bad Choices
  5. Dead Photographers
  6. Erasure
  7. I Got Cut
  8. Reagan Youth
  9. Cloud of Hate
  10. All for You
  11. Black Thread