Published Nov 13, 2018Superchunk have recently been rolling out a series of benefit 7-inch records, and for their latest, the North Carolina outfit have enlisted Fucked Up's Damian Abraham for some guest vocal action.
Abraham appears on "Our Work Is Done," which marks Superchunk's first new song since releasing their What a Time to Be Alive LP this past February.
The single is backed with a cover of Klaus Nomi's "Total Eclipse," which you can also hear below. Physical copies of the release are available now through Merge Records.
Superchunk's Mac McCaughan expanded on the latest benefit single in a statement:
"Our Work Is Done" is an imaginary conversation between the last two living residents of a hot and dying planet. Damian Abraham from the band Fucked Up lends his gravitas to the situation. "Total Eclipse" is a song about a different kind of holocaust, originally performed by Klaus Nomi. When I saw the film Urgh! A Music War, the Nomi clip blew my mind. I didn't know what to make of him or the performance. Truly a unique artist trying to convey the urgency of several emergencies at once.
The news these days is overwhelming, and sometimes it's hard to focus on the larger issues we are all collectively facing. Climate change is transforming the world in dangerous ways and requires immediate action. The proceeds from the single will go to Bill McKibben's 350.org, and we stand by them as they build the global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.