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Superchunk is an indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After a pair of well-received singles, Superchunk released Superchunk in 1990, a critically-lauded LP. In spite of the ensuing bidding war, Superchunk decided to stay independent, sticking with Matador Records for their second, just as critically-lauded LP, No Pocky for Kitty, followed by a collection of singles, Tossing Seeds and another pair of well-reviewed LPs, On the Mouth and Foolish.
Superchunk singer Mac McCaughan? and bassist Laura Ballance launched Merge Records to release the band's future albums, as well as other indie-rock acts, including Lambchop and The Arcade Fire. They continue touring and recording, appearing on Lollapalooza and backing a minor hit in "Hyper Enough" (from Here's Where the Strings Come In). In 1999, Superchunk released Come Pick Me Up.