Superchunk frontman and Merge Records co-founder Mac McCaughan (left) will put out his first album under his own name next month. Katie Crutchfield just put out her third album as Waxahatchee on Merge. Lissa Gotwals/Jesse Riggins/Courtesy of Merge Records hide caption

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Superchunk bandmates Laura Ballance (left) and Mac McCaughan (second from left) founded Merge Records in 1989. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell's Southeastern was Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker's favorite album of 2013. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Superchunk. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Superchunk performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 30, 2013. Abbey Oldham/NPR hide caption

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Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, Alpine, Dirty Beaches Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Superchunk recently performed songs from last year's Majesty Shredding on World Cafe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Superchunk performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell for NPR hide caption

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