Review - Here's to Shutting Up

Artist: Superchunk

comment
Here's to Shutting Up
Label: Merge
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: Here's to Shutting Up

Together since 1989, indie-rock institution Superchunk has logged in its eighth studio album, "Here's to Shutting Up." Mac and company play the bubbly, heartfelt Muppet-rock we've come to expect, with signature 4/4 song structures still intact. They keep it interesting, trying out different genres (like country-tinged "Phone Sex") and layering in strings and keyboards.

Remnants of the band's pogo-pop past protrude through songs "Rainy Streets" and "Out on the Wing." But songs like the sad, nostalgic "The Animal Has Left Its Shell" show signs of weariness. Adding to its swan-song-sounding title, the restless "What Do You Look Forward To?" ends with Mac singing, "I'm going to ride this blanket home."

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.