Published Apr 23, 2018Superchunk are dipping back into their new album What a Time to Be Alive for a new music video. This time, it's for album track "Erasure," which comes featuring Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt and Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield.
In a statement, Superchunk leader Mac McCaughan had this to say of the Whitey McConnaughy-directed clip:
The song "Erasure" is about the desire and attempt, on the part of the old white men currently running this country, to erase the experience, history, and existence of entire groups of people who don't look or think like them. They want a straight white America which does not and has never existed, but they hope to make it so. When director Whitey McConnaughy heard the song and started thinking about video ideas, he heard another angle, which is also a theme of our album: Given today's anxiety-inducing, creeping authoritarianism, how do we get through each day when we feel like we're losing our minds?
McConnaughy himself simply said: "In today's modern world of 24/7 news cycles, updates, tweets, and posts, we could all use a little Erasure."
What a Time to Be Alive is out now via Merge, and you can watch the video to "Erasure" in the player below. You can also read Exclaim!'s Essential Guide to Superchunk over here.