Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Superchunk (!) on ABC News (?)

I don't watch network news anymore, because I'm both an adult and not retarded, but their "Lunch with Superchunk" feature (?) was really well-done. The interviewer was well-versed in the band's music, and the profile captures Superchunk's unaffected normality, in a setting (the East Village's Momofuku Noodle Bar) that seems like exactly the kind of place where hip 45 year-olds would get lunch on a weekday if they didn't have anything better to do. Superchunk are anti-rock stars, but not in the affected, Kurt Cobain anti-rock star way; they've just never had any interest in it. I'm glad that Majesty Shredding has been so well-reviewed, and it appears to moving units based on word-of-mouth recommendations, which are the best kind of reviews.

One last thought: my excitement over seeing Superchunk get the attention they've long deserved is mitigated by the fact that one of our three major networks considers an interview with a group of 45 year-old indie rockers to be news.

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