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Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan: “We’re in a fight to get people engaged”

Superchunk's Mac McCaughan so does not hate music. He just might be his generation's ultimate tastemaker. Let's say you'd decided to only listen to music on one record label, and you picked Merge, which he has run with Superchunk bandmate Laura Ballance since 1989. Well, you'd have the Arcade Fire, the swoon-worthy Magnetic Fields' epic "69 Love Songs," the bristling fervor of Spoon, the luscious balladry of the Clientele, both of Neutral Milk Hotel's magical albums.