Ralph Lee “Mac” McCaughan is:
- the lead singer of Superchunk, a band I adore
- the lead singer of Portastatic, another great band
- a solo artist
- co-founder/owner of Merge Records, a bastion of indie rock and arguably the only decent semi-major label around.
- an insightful political commentator
Put them all together and you have this gem of a glass-half-full song for 2017: “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)”