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Though Mac McCaughan has plenty to keep him busy – playing in Superchunk, managing the successful Merge Records – he also spends time recording under the moniker of Portastatic. In 1993, Tom Scharpling of 18 Wheeler Records asked to release some of McCaughan's lo-fi, four-track Portastudio recordings; his request was met by the singles "Sandals with White Socks" and "Starter".

Since then the side-project has recorded (using a variety of lineups) six full length albums, several singles, and two movie… read more

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  • Avatar for BearPolar
    Wow.
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    Love 'The Nature of Sap' ! Had it on CD, but recently picked it up on Vinyl!
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    you know that portastatic is still my favorite band
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    bright ideas
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    mac is the man. i wanna know girls. white wave. spying on the spys. so many great tunes.
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    I Hope Your Heart Is Not Brittle > mute 2 ♥
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    I love The Summer of the Shark and Bright Ideas.
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    amazing
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    DarkArchonDan -- that's what i did too!

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