Superchunk – Acoustic Foolish – New LP
Acoustic Foolish is a re-recording of their 1994 album Foolish. Long considered to be one of the most tender and well-received albums in their storied history, the band was interested in re-exploring what the songs mean to them 25 years later. To quote bandleader Mac McCaughan, don’t expect some kinda “acoustic demos recorded 25 years after the fact” thing here… This is full-band with new arrangements and contributions. Guest vocals by Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Flock of Dimes) and Allison Crutchfield (Swearin’, P.S. Eliot). Owen Pallett (the Mountain Goats, Frank Ocean, Arcade Fire) provides string arrangements while Peter Holsapple (The dB’s, R.E.M.) plays piano and Matt Douglas (the Mountain Goats) is on saxophone.
Superchunk is Laura Ballance, Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur and Jon Wurster.
Strings on “Like a Fool and “In a Stage Whisper” arranged and played by Owen Pallett.
Additional vocals on “The First Part” by Allison Crutchfield.
Piano on “Driveway to Driveway” and “Stretched Out” by Peter Holsapple.
Saxophone on “Saving My Ticket” by Matt Douglas.
Additional vocals on “Keeping Track” by Jenn Wasner.
Recorded mainly live in the studio by John Plymale at Overdub Lane.
Strings recorded by Owen Pallett.
Saxophone recorded by Matt Douglas.
Mixed by John Plymale and Mac.
Mastered by Chris Boerner at The Kitchen.
Dogs by Laura, rabbits by Diane Jefferis.
|Like a Fool (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:37|
|The First Part (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||4:14|
|Water Wings (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:45|
|Driveway to Driveway (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||4:05|
|Saving My Ticket (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:29|
|Kicked In (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:50|
|Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||4:17|
|Without Blinking (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:14|
|Keeping Track (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||4:01|
|Revelations (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:02|
|Stretched Out (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||4:00|
|In a Stage Whisper (2019 Acoustic)||Superchunk||3:47|
Formed in 1989 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Superchunk is Mac McCaughan (guitar, vocals), Jim Wilbur (guitar, backing vocals), Jon Wurster (drums, backing vocals), and Laura Ballance (bass, backing vocals). Since releasing their first 7-inch in 1989, Superchunk has run the gamut of milestone albums: early punk rock stompers, polished mid-career masterpieces, and lush, adventurous curveballs