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The Most Anticipated Albums of 2010 section in Under the Radar's Winter 2010 Issue includes a short article on Superchunk's new album. Here is the full Q&A of that interview with Mac McCaughan. North Carolina's Superchunk, an indie rock trailblazer throughout the 1990s, hasn't released an album since 2001's Here's to Shutting Up, but with the recording of the Leaves in the Gutter EP in the spring of 2009, the seeds were planted for the band's ninth album, which frontman Mac McCaughan expects to be released in 2010.
Jun 15, 2016 Issue # 57 - M83
The ever-versatile Gail Simone uses an analog for Scientology, the "Honest World Foundation," as a jumping-off point for examining a world where demons are possibly real—and influential.
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