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Superchunk - This Summer [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Superchunk: This Summer [7-inch]This Summer [7-inch] (2012)
Merge Records

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While it's not exactly the same as the gap that separated Here's to Shutting Up and Majesty Shredding, two years is still a bit of a wait for some new Superchunky goodness. The theme here is summer, a good fit for Superchunk's peppy indie rock. Boasting one original and one cover, This Summer is a b.
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While it's not exactly the same as the gap that separated Here's to Shutting Up and Majesty Shredding, two years is still a bit of a wait for some new Superchunky goodness. The theme here is summer, a good fit for Superchunk's peppy indie rock. Boasting one original and one cover, This Summer is a brief but fun listen.

"This Summer" is a solid mid tempo rocker, replete with guitar solo, handclaps and big voices. It's just a hair too slow, but it's still mighty fine. In short, people who like Superchunk will continue to do so.

Casual fans will probably come for the cover, though. Banarama's "Cruel Summer" gets the Superchunk treatment, which means high pitched, nasally vox, rapid fire tempos and just general indie rockin'. It fits into the "punk goes '80s" trap, but c'mon. Sure, This Summer is nothing special, but it's a fun little stopgap while the band (hopefully) pulls together something more substantial.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
eatbicycles (August 8, 2012)

Sebadoh is consistent as fuck, they rule, and they don't really get all that much praise

greg0rb (August 2, 2012)

That was a well-spoken and accurate comment for a slack motherfucker. ;)

slackMFr (August 2, 2012)

They ARE consitently good. A solid catalog & long career. Innovators & helping the small market bands along the way also. Superchunk are a band to be admired.

AmateurChemist (July 31, 2012)

They aren't consistently good, but they do have some amazing albums! I really dig this track too

MN_DrNick (July 31, 2012)

Fuck off, Echos....

greg0rb (July 31, 2012)

Thanks for clearing that up Echos. Your opinion is now more invalid than ever.

EchosMyron (July 31, 2012)

I never thought these guys were consistently good enough to deserve all the acclaim that they got. See also: Dinosaur. Jr, Sebadoh, Neutral Milk Hotel.

Cos (July 31, 2012)

I love it!

MN_DrNick (July 31, 2012)

It's enjoyable.

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