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Superchunk Drummer Jon Wurster Announces Departure From Band

Jon Wurster, longtime drummer of US indie-rock outfit Superchunk, has announced his departure from the group. Wurster, who is also a comedy writer alongside his percussion work for the Mountain Goats and Sugar’s Bob Mould, shared on social media that his “heart just isn’t in it anymore”.

“After much soul-searching, I have decided to fade back from my role as Director of Percussive Research at Superchunk Industries,” he wrote to fans. “It’s been a very productive thirty-one years.”

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“I will most likely don The Shirt™ on special occasions, but unless otherwise noted, my office will be occupied by a more than capable, to-be-named DoPR.” Wurster revealed that Bat Fang drummer Laura King will perform at Superchunk’s next show, the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest on Friday, 17th February.

“I wish nothing but the best for Mac [McCaughan], Jim [Wilbur] and Jason [Narducy] as they continue producing the high quality, live rock music you have come to know and love,” he said.

Wurster joined Superchunk in 1991 following the departure of Chuck Garrison and just prior to the release of the band’s second album, No Pocky For Kitty. He performed on all subsequent Superchunk releases, including their twelfth and most recent album, Wild Loneliness, which dropped in February 2022.

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