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Superchunk's Jason Narducy, REM’s Mike Mills, and Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen Present 'Satellite'

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

Split Single, the collective project of Chicago-based musician Jason Narducy (Bob Mould Band, Superchunk, Verbow) — this time featuring REM’s Mike Mills on bass and Jon Wurster(Superchunk, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats) on drums — presents a new single/video, “Satellite,” and also announces both summer headline tour dates and fall tour dates supporting Bob Mould. The closing track from Split Single’s forthcoming album, Amplificado (out June 25th on Inside Outside Records), “Satellite” follows previous singles, “95 Percent,” a “full-speed-ahead guitar banger” (Stereogum), and the “defiantly triumphant” (The A.V. Club) “(Nothing You Can Do To) End This Love.” It features Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen on Wurlitzer.

“‘Satellite’ was the first song I wrote for this album,” says Narducy. “The lyrics are about rearching for connection which is something many of us have felt deeply during the pandemic. I wanted the video to capture that feeling of isolation and then the jubilation once a connection is made.

This video came together very quickly. I didn’t know the young crew that was referred to me but they were fantastic. Jimmy Chung plays the street salesperson. We met when he was cast of ‘Verböten’ the musical. I liked him right away. He has an infectious positive energy. It was great to work with Jimmy again.”

Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago, Amplificado is a tight collection of rock songs dealing with the anxiety of living through a chaotic and cruel Republican majority rule and under the limitations of a worldwide pandemic. The new album comes nearly five years after the release of Split Single’s 2016 album,MetalFrames, “a powerhouse pop record that prides itself on tenacious vocals and resolute rhythm guitar” (Stereogum) recorded with Wurster and Wilco’s John Sitrratt, and last year’s acclaimed, Jeff Award and ATCA New Work-nominatedproduction of Verböten, a musical inspired by Narducy’s now-seminal childhood punk rock band of the same name. “Love this record,” says Mills. “So much fun playing and singing with Jason and Jon. And it ROCKS."

Split Single Tour Dates:

Sun. June 27 - Evanston, IL @ Wine Goddess (solo show) [tix]

Sat. July 10 - Skokie, IL @ Sketchbook Brewery (Full Band Record Release Show w/ Mike Mills) [tix]

Thu. July 22 - Philadelphia, PA (solo lawn show) [tix]

Fri. July 23 - Richmond, VA (solo lawn show) [tix]

Sat. July 24 - Baltimore, MD (solo lawn show) [tix]

Sun. July 25 - Washington, DC (solo lawn show) [tix]

Mon. July 26 - Brooklyn, NY (solo lawn show) [tix]

Fri. Oct. 15 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

Sat. Oct. 16 - Stoughton, WI @ Stoughton Opera House (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

Sun. Oct. 17 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

Tue. Oct. 19 - Kent, OH @ The Kent Stage (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

Wed. Oct. 20 - Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart’s Opera House (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

Fri. Oct. 22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Memorial Hall OTR (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

Sat. Oct. 23 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway (solo supporting Bob Mould) -- SOLDOUT

Sun. Oct. 24 - Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre (solo supporting Bob Mould) [tix]

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