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The solo project of Mac McCaughan, known for his work in Superchunk and as co-owner of Merge Records. The latest in a long series of seminal recordings from one of indie rock's most distinguished and prolific songwriters, and the first proper Portastatic full-length since 1997's "The Nature of Sap". Far from lo-fi, it's a fully realized musical statement. Guests include Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi), Tony Crow (Lambchop), Margaret White (Sparklehorse, North Elementary), Matthew McCaughan, Aaron Oliva, and John Plymale.

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Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, cofounder of the American indie institution Merge Records, only releases solo albums when he comes up with a surplus of idiosyncratic songs that don't fit into his regular band's oeuvre. So following the diverse instrumental score for 2001's Looking for Leonard, McCaughan returns with Portastatic's fifth full-length release. The Summer of the Shark is not the tossed-off affair one might expect. It is McCaughan's closest concession to Superchunk's endearing college rock, echoed in its forlorn lyrics ("And here I am with no illusions of our love," he sings on "Paratrooper") and soaring choruses. Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss plays a lovely foil on the harrowing "Oh Come Down," while Lambchop's Tony Crow adds elegant piano touches to "Don't Disappear" and "Clay Cakes." --Aidin Vaziri


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  • Audio CD (April 8, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Merge Records
  • ASIN: B00008O34V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,988 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zachary E Topel on April 17, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the album where Portastatic officially became Mac McCaughan's "first" band and no longer a side-project, and it shows. Portastatic's first 3 CD releases were either very lowfi or experimental. And although I really liked all 3, it is nice to hear a Portastatic album that is "full-band". There are some definite stand-out tracks here (namely Oh Come Down, In the Lines, Chesapeake, Noisy Night). But seriously, is there ever a bad song on a McCaughan release? He's so consistent that he's actually been criticized for it. In my opinion, this is the best CD he has made this decade. So quit being cheap & pick this up.
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