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Mac McCaughan

Ralph Lee "Mac" McCaughan (born July 12, 1967) is a prevalent figure in American indie rock, having fronted the North Carolina band Superchunk since 1989 for which he founded the independent label Merge Records with bandmate Laura Ballance, now known as one of the most successful businesses of its kind. Beyond his work with Superchunk, the musically prolific McCaughan has been a part of numerous smaller bands throughout his years, most notably Portastatic, which is centered upon Mac who initi ...read more

Ralph Lee "Mac" McCaughan (born July 12, 1967) is a prevalent figure in American indie rock, having fronted the North Carolina band Superchunk since 1989 for which he founded the independent label Merge Records with bandmate Laura Ballance, now known as one of the most successful businesses of its kind. Beyond his work with Superchunk, the musically prolific McCaughan has been a part of numerous smaller bands throughout his years, most notably Portastatic, which is centered upon Mac who initiated the project as a solo venture in 1992. The 2015 single "Box Batteries" b/w "Whatever Light" and the full-length Non-Believers that soon followed are the first records to bear McCaughan's name alone in the banner, marking a project separate from all his others with Non-Believers being described as representative of Mac's "attraction to that early-'80s era of music when punk evolved into something more introspective, focusing on themes of isolation and eventually turning into post-punk and new wave. As he puts it, he was thinking about a time when bands were 'using keyboards and drum machines to relate through their music a disaffection or alienation' from society, school, whatever." « hide

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Non-Believers
2015

2.7
7 Votes

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