Superchunk frontman mines ’80s synth-pop on solo album

Mac McCaughan of Triangle indie-rock veterans Superchunk and co-founder of Durham-based Merge Records (Arcade Fire, Mountain Goats, She & Him) has spent the better part of the last 25 years making records. But his new album “Non-Believers” marks his first under his own name. (He’s previously recorded as Portastatic.)

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