SUPERCHUNK - Learned To Surf by One Four Seven Records published on 2011/11/04 11:04:34 +0000 SUPERCHUNK: LTD EDITION 7" + FIRST UK SHOW IN 10 YEARS + ROUGH TRADE INSTORE The new SUPERCHUNK single 'Learned To Surf' is from the album 'Majesty Shredding' - album out now on One Four Seven Records THE GUARDIAN - 5 stars ***** - One of the most flat-out enjoyable rock records in a long time NME - 8/10 - An unassumingly great record that exists solely to celebrate the pleasures of making a gigantic, melodious racket MOJO - 4 stars **** - Eleven astoundingly catchy, adrenalised twin-guitar anthems. Most aptly titled album of the year 'LEARNED TO SURF' (OFS018) Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Single - only 500 copies worldwide - released exclusively by One Four Seven Records - BUY IT at http://onefoursevenrecords.bigcartel.com/ for only £2.99 Release date - December 5th 2011 a: Learned To Surf b: Sunny Brixton* Bad Influence** *exclusive - specially recorded new Superchunk song ** Neon Christ cover One Four Seven Records _________________________________________________________ SUPERCHUNK LIVE: NOV 29th - ROUGH TRADE WEST - Instore DEC 1st - LONDON SCALA (support from Let's Wrestle) _________________________________________________________ Superchunk returned last year with their first new album in almost ten years and those ten years have allowed them to create without a doubt the best record of their career. Majesty Shredding telescopes two decades into 41 indelible, action-packed minutes. It is the sound of youthful exuberance fine-tuned with grown-up confidence. Superchunk as always strike a unique and effortless balance between melody and force, craft and spontaneity, the energy of youth and the wisdom of experience. In a year when indie-rock has had a major resurgence with the likes of Surfer Blood, et al, and Les Savy Fav have regularly been covering the band's classic "Precision Auto" at the end of their sets, it makes sense that Superchunk have returned to claim their rightful position at the forefront of thoughtful, intelligent independent rock music. They have intermittently played shows in the US since 2001 and released a handful of singles and EPs when time allowed. Each member has been thoroughly busy - not least Mac and Laura who have been busy running one of the biggest US independent labels operating today, MERGE RECORDS, putting out the likes of Arcade Fire, Spoon, Neutral Milk Hotel etc.