Release Date: Feb 25, 2022
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
Record label: Merge
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In all the grimy gloom of a pandemic, we need Superchunk to drop by and blast it all away with a wondrously upbeat and slyly optimistic record that shows off their spirited sophistication, as one of the best pop-rock bands (still) going. Augmented with horns, including Kelly Pratt on trumpet and Wye Oak's Andy Stack on saxophone, and strings helmed by Owen Pallett, Wild Loneliness wars against despair, armed to the teeth with infectious sweetness. With songs written before and during the pandemic, Wild Loneliness bears the distinction of being eerily prescient and emotionally reactive to whatever raw uncertainty all of us were enduring on many -- if not most -- days between 2020 and now.
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