Superchunk Premieres Two New Charity Songs “Our Work Is Done” featuring Damian Abraham and “Total Eclipse”
- American alt-pop band Superchunk teamed up with Fucked Up singer Damian Abraham for a new song “Our Work Is Done”.
The song was released as a limited edition seven-inch single with proceeds benefitting Bill McKibben’s climate change organization, 350.org. Also, the band covered Klaus Nomi’s 1981 song “Total Eclipse” as the b-side.
The band put out 250 numbered copies of the vinyl version of “Our Work Is Done”, which has already sold out.
“Total Eclipse” appeared on German countertenor Klaus Nomi's self-titled debut album in 1981. It was written by Kristian Hoffman.
Both charity singles follow up their politically-charged 11th studio album "What a Time to Be Alive", which was released in February.
The band singer-guitarist Mac McCaughan explained about partnership with 350.orgin a statement, “'Our Work Is Done' is an imaginary conversation between the last two living residents of a hot and dying planet. Damian Abraham from the band Fucked Up lends his gravitas to the situation. “Total Eclipse” is a song about a different kind of holocaust, originally performed by Klaus Nomi. When I saw the film Urgh! A Music War, the Nomi clip blew my mind. I didn’t know what to make of him or the performance. Truly a unique artist trying to convey the urgency of several emergencies at once.”
- He continued, “The news these days is overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to focus on the larger issues we are all collectively facing. Climate change is transforming the world in dangerous ways and requires immediate action. The proceeds from the single will go to Bill McKibben’s 350.org, and we stand by them as they build the global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.”
- source : Stereogum