Portastatic

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.

Tom Scharpling of 18 Wheeler fanzine (and later a popular DJ on WFMU) was so impressed by McCaughan’s solo material that he cajoled him into releasing it under the fanzine’s own imprint; so came 1993’s “Starter” 7-inch. Since then, under the Portastatic moniker, McCaughan has recorded several records drawing on a number of genres, including rock, instrumental soundtracks, and Brazilian music.

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1
Lousy PenpalSome Small History3:15
2
A Lovely NileThe Nature of Sap2:16
3
The Main ThingI Hope Your Heart Is Not Brittle4:12
4
Spying on the SpysThe Nature of Sap3:50
5
FlareThe Nature of Sap4:10
6
Fighting MusicWho Loves the Sun0:32
7
A Bear That ChokesScrapbook4:07
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Some Small HistorySome Small History4:19
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NYC, Raining, 5AMAutumn Was a Lark0:55
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Oh My Sweet CarolinaSongs for Sixty Five Roses3:51
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