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Mac Krol is Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) and Mike Krol. The collaboration began in 2015, when Krol and bandmates decamped to San Francisco's Tiny Telephone after recording Turkey. "The plan was to take the rough mixes home and write lyrics to record them later," Krol explains. "However, once I got home and listened to the songs, I quickly realized that most of them were in the wrong key for my voice. So I filed them away to deal with later, and eventually lost interest." In 2020, stuck inside due to pandemic, Krol rediscovered the tracks and had time to try his hand at solving them. "To my surprise," he says, "they sounded better than I remembered, but still didn't work with my voice. I emailed Mac the tracks and said if he was bored in quarantine, maybe he could write some words to sing on top of my instrumentals and possibly give them a second life. A few days later, three songs showed up with completed lyrics and iconic Mac McCaughan singing and shredding. I was blown away!"
Mac Krol is Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) and Mike Krol. The collaboration began in 2015, when Krol and bandmates decamped to San Francisco's Tiny Telephone after recording Turkey. "The plan was to take the rough mixes home and write lyrics to record them later," Krol explains. "However, once I got home and listened to the songs, I quickly realized that most of them were in the wrong key for my voice. So I filed them away to deal with later, and eventually lost interest." In 2020, stuck inside due to pandemic, Krol rediscovered the tracks and had time to try his hand at solving them. "To my surprise," he says, "they sounded better than I remembered, but still didn't work with my voice. I emailed Mac the tracks and said if he was bored in quarantine, maybe he could write some words to sing on top of my instrumentals and possibly give them a second life. A few days later, three songs showed up with completed lyrics and iconic Mac McCaughan singing and shredding. I was blown away!"
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For Some Other Reason / Fair Warning / What Would
Artist: Mac Krol
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $10.98
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1. For Some Other Reason
2. Fair Warning
3. What Would You Say

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Mac Krol is Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk) and Mike Krol. The collaboration began in 2015, when Krol and bandmates decamped to San Francisco's Tiny Telephone after recording Turkey. "The plan was to take the rough mixes home and write lyrics to record them later," Krol explains. "However, once I got home and listened to the songs, I quickly realized that most of them were in the wrong key for my voice. So I filed them away to deal with later, and eventually lost interest." In 2020, stuck inside due to pandemic, Krol rediscovered the tracks and had time to try his hand at solving them. "To my surprise," he says, "they sounded better than I remembered, but still didn't work with my voice. I emailed Mac the tracks and said if he was bored in quarantine, maybe he could write some words to sing on top of my instrumentals and possibly give them a second life. A few days later, three songs showed up with completed lyrics and iconic Mac McCaughan singing and shredding. I was blown away!"
        
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