Thursday, December 14, 2006

Superchunk in the Studio...


...though only for 13 hours or so! yesterday Superchunk went into the studio to record a new song for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force film & soundtrack (film out March 16)...we wrote the song specifically for Aqua Teens and recorded & mixed it in a day at Overdub Lane with John Plymale (Indoor Living, Laughter Guns EP, Summer of the Shark, Be Still Please). the working title of the song was in fact "Meatwad's Lament" but in the end the song became something called "Misfits and Mistakes" and i'd say it's a real toe-tapper, except none of the Aqua Teens have toes. I speak about the show as if i know about it, but only recently did i get around to seeing it and while in general cartoons don't hold my attention i gotta say it's some funny stuff.

anyway, working on the song had me thinking of past soundtrack experiences and the
Suburbia soundtrack cd to which we contributed "Does Your Hometown Care" (which is a total Versus ripoff btw, and later collected on Cup of Sand ) was on the wall of the studio yesterday and we were looking at it. i'd forgotten that it's a cavalcade of stars! Flaming Lips, Malkmus with Elastica, etc... i've never actually seen the film and what do you know i pick up Entertainment Weekly in the office today and there's a little article about how the DVD isn't on the way anytime soon and Eric Bogosian's not too happy about it! (he wrote it) maybe i'll see it when i can Netflix it.

also, while we were in the studio we recorded a demo of "Learned to Surf" (we played that at Irving Plaza a couple weeks ago) so we don't forget how it goes...

5 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Nice! This is two of my worlds colliding! It feels like my really good work friends are meeting my really good college friends for the first time. I can't wait to hear it.

5:55 PM  
Blogger Raj Bala said...

Hell yeah!

3:20 AM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

Jon is playing too slow in this picture. What's the deal Mac? :-)

9:31 AM  
Blogger Graang said...

exceptional.

baby steps, baby steps.

for the love of gob, do a reformation tour now and play London.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Mac,

I'd love to hear a new Superchunk album! Is there any chance of this ever happening?

Keep sweeping,
Andy Ampersand

11:55 AM  

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