Mac McCaughan started the label Merge Records and the band Superchunk in Chapel Hill, NC in 1989. Both continue to function to this day. Superchunk's last album was a 25th anniversary acoustic re-thinking of their 1994 album Foolish, appropriately titled Acoustic Foolish. McCaughan also records music under his own name & collaborated with harpist Mary Lattimore on last year's New Rain Duets album. So far this year Merge Records, run by Mac and Superchunk bassist Laura Ballance, has released albums by Destroyer, Torres, Caribou with more classics on the way.
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