Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan will take his “other” band, Portastatic, out for a round of concerts this September and October.
The new Portastatic album, Be Still Please, will drop October 10, and the group will launch the headlining tour the following day in Philadelphia.
Recent Matador Records signing Jennifer O’Connor will open on the trek, which spans 10 shows in 11 days. They’ll stick to the East Coast and South, wrapping in Atlanta October 21.
Portastatic will perform as a duo – with Margaret White joining McCaughan – on the M. Ward dates, but will expand to a full “rock band” for the October trek.
The group’s new album isn’t its first release of the year: The band released a soundtrack for the film “Who Loves The Sun” in June. It’s Portastatic’s second film score, preceded by 2001’s “Looking For Leonard.”