World Cafe

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size


Superchunk Photo credit: Jason Arthurs
Why Is Superchunk’s New Album Called I Hate Music?

North Carolina's Superchunk is back with a new album provocatively titled I Hate Music which is the follow-up to 2010’s Majesty Shredding. That album marked the first time Superchunk had released an album in nine years.
That may have had to do with singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance being a little busy with their record label , Merge Records, releasing albums by Arcade Fire, Spoon, She & Him and many others. Superchunk was one of the first alternative bands in the North Carolina triangle and Merge was initially formed to release their albums. Laura sat out this tour as the band played a “crowd-sourced” selection from the new album in our studio.

Session Setlist
Sunset Arcade
Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
Learned to Surf

Recent Release:I Hate Music
Release Date:August 20, 2013
Label: Merge Records