I Hate Music

  • 50480
  • Release Date: August 20th 2013
  • $15.99

Superchunk release 'I Hate Music', their tenth studio album. After taking nearly a decade off following the release of 'Here's to Shutting Up', Mac, Laura, Jon, and Jim decided to shout it out again in 2010 with 'Majesty Shredding', an album perfectly described by its own title. It's a celebratory set of whoa-whoa-whoas from a group so thrilled by making music together again that they can't contain themselves. The band's latest release, 'I Hate Music', is Majesty's dark twin. It's similarly aggressive - often moreso (see 'Staying Home') - and every bit as energetic. It reflects the joys of a life spent immersed in music ('Me and You and Jackie Mittoo,' 'Trees of Barcelona'), but there's a dark undercurrent as well. That title isn't tongue-in-cheek, but it's really more a question than a statement: When you're 20, lazy co-workers and romantic missteps number among your biggest worries; two decades later, life's bigger questions knock louder and louder, demanding answers. 'I Hate Music' is an album about love more than anything else: love of life, love of living, love of people, and yeah, love of music. Llimited-edition deluxe LP pressed on colored vinyl and include a bonus 7-inch containing two non-album tracks, along with an I Hate Music stencil. Pressed on 150-gram vinyl and features a die-cut sleeve.