August 17, 2004
Superchunk & Lou Barlow - "Brand New Love" (Tuesday Tune)

Merge Records recently celebrated their 15th anniversary with Mergefest, a series of four nights filled with friends and musicians on the label. One of the highlights was the Superchunk show, the band of label founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance.

During the Superchunk show, Lou Barlow joined the band onstage for "Brand New Love," a song Superchunk had covered for The Freed Seed 7" back in 1991. Mac and company amp up the Sebadoh original, adding a raw energy that transforms the song into a pogo party. It was a fitting way to end their set (before they were called out for an encore, it was their party after all).

Happy belated birthday, Merge.

The song comes from Superchunk's Thursday, July 29, 2004 show at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro.

Posted by david on August 17, 2004

AAAAHHHH - A homeboy! I'm right outside of Moulton. Nice to see a local blog.

Posted by: Junebugg on August 18, 2004 03:37 AM

I hate to sound greedy, but is the whole show available somewhere?

Posted by: anne on August 18, 2004 01:20 PM

The link to "Brand New Love" is down. Any chance of restoring it? I loved the song back in 1991 and I would love to hear it live now. Thanks!

Posted by: Jen on August 19, 2004 01:07 PM
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