After a long weekend we’re back to a regular schedule and I hope everyone had a fulfilling Thanksgiving, whether you were with loved ones or just found a rare moment of tranquility when the city got a little less intense.
While Mac McCaughan‘s debut album is called, Non-Believers, he made the stage at Baby’s All Right his pulpit and very much preached to the converted on Saturday night. Mixing new tunes with discography classics and a few covers thrown in for good measure, the crowd lapped up every note.
Superchunk frontman and Merge Records co-owner Mac McCaughan releases his first ever solo album, Non Believers, on the 4th of May.
Non Believers is currently streaming on NPR a week ahead of its release and you can also listen to a couple of songs below the jump. The record is a departure from Superchunk’s sugary-punk anthems and also Mac’s other solo work, Portastatic. Non Believers features synthesisers and drum machines, concocting a dark, icey sound, but also manages to be uplifting in a way that New Wave really captured in the 80s.