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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Superchunk Covers The Misfits’ “Children In Heat,” Merge launches its 25th anniversary with a 7-inch series

Posted by on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:07 PM

In tribute to the holiday, Superchunk debuted a new Misfits cover, this time tackling the irrepressible “Children In Heat” with a faithful remake. It’s not the noted ‘Fits fans’ first tribute to Glenn Danzig’s cult-iconic punk band. In 2010, the band issued a cover of “Horror Business” and later offered it again on a 2011 Record Store Day split with Coliseum (who raged through a version of “Bullet”). And in 2011, Superchunk released a take on “Where Eagles Dare.”


More notable than the recurring “Superchunk Covers Misfits” headline, though, is the announcement that accompanies “Children In Heat.” A new 7-inch series, available by subscription-only and beginning in February, will serve to benefit Oxfam America and celebrate Merge Records’ impending 25th anniversary. The series, dubbed Or Thousands of Prizes, will eventually include a dozen 7-inch singles—mostly splits, on color vinyl—featuring exclusive tracks from Merge stable artists, including The Mountain Goats, Mikal Cronin, Mount Moriah, Lambchop and Destroyer.

Subscriptions are on-sale now via Merge, and will also include a bevy of related bonuses, and first dibs on tickets for next year’s as-yet-unannounced anniversary events. More information is available here.

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Superchunk continues its annual Halloween tradition of a Misfits cover. But the big news is the starts of Merge Records' 25th anniversary roll-out.

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