Few bands were as consistent or more emblematic of the spirit of American indie rock than Superchunk. Following a D.I.Y. ethic to the letter, the Chapel Hill, North Carolina band operated solely by their own rules, ignoring passing trends by sticking to a long-game development of their trademark buzzy guitar pop. The band produced inspired work throughout the '90s, 2000s, and beyond, with highlights like 1994's Foolish, 2010's Majesty Shredding and 2018's What a Time to Be Alive dotting their celebrated discography. Superchunk were formed in the college town of Chapel Hill in 1989 by singer/guitarist McCaughan, bassist Laura Ballance, drummer Chuck Garrison, and guitarist Jack McCook. Initially dubbed merely Chunk -- the "Super" prefix was later added to avoid confusion with a similarly named New York City avant-jazz band -- the group ...
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