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The Summer of the Shark (Reissue)

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credits

released November 4, 2014

graciously appearing on this record are:

Janet Weiss – vocals on “Oh Come Down”
Tony Crow – piano on “Don’t Disappear” and “Clay Cakes”
Matthew McCaughan – drums on “Oh Come Down,” “Don’t Disappear,” “Chesapeake,” “Clay Cakes,” “Drill Me,” and “Hey Salty”; backing vocals on “Don’t Disappear”
Aaron Oliva – bass on “Clay Cakes,” “Don’t Disappear,” and “Hey Salty”; bowed bass on “Swimming Through Tires”
Margaret White – violin & viola on “Oh Come Down” and “Noisy Night”
John Plymale – trombone on “Swimming Through Tires”
Phil Morrison – handclaps on “Drill Me”

otherwise, played and sung by Mac McCaughan.

recorded at home 9/02–11/02 by Mac
mixed at Overdub Lane with John Plymale.
except “Hey Salty” recorded & mixed at Duck Kee Studios with Jerry Kee.

thanks to Andrea, Matthew & Aaron and everyone who helped make the record, consultants David Doernberg & Phil Morrison, Chef Tony, Ralph and Sue, Yo La Tengo.

special thanks to Brian Paulson, Howard Bilerman and Jason Ross for studio gear and guidance.

cover painting by Mac, back cover photo by Tony Gasparro, insert photo by Andrea Reusing, flowers by Georgia Hubley.

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Portastatic Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Portastatic began as a solo project for Mac McCaughan, lead singer and guitarist of Superchunk. Since then, it has evolved into a full-fledged band, which sometimes includes Superchunk guitarist Jim Wilbur and McCaughan’s brother Matthew.

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