Here's to Shutting Up is the eighth studio album by Superchunk. Brian Paulson, who served as co-producer, previously worked with the band on 1994's Foolish.
On this album, the band continued to develop away from the fuzzy punk-pop of its earlier days to something more textured. Keyboards, strings and acoustic guitars abound, and even a pedal steel makes an appearance on "Phone Sex."
The band left "Phone Sex" out of the initial performances of the accompanying tour; with the 11 September 2001 attacks a painfully fresh memory, the members felt uncomfortable performing a song featuring the lyrics "Plane crash footage on TV / I know, I know that could be me." 
The title of the album is taken from the opening of the song "Out on the Wing."