Laura Ballance

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Laura Ballance performing with Superchunk at Pitchforkfest in 2011.

Laura Jane Ballance (born February 22, 1968) is the bassist in the rock band Superchunk and co-founder of Merge Records along with Mac McCaughan.[1][2][3] In 2013 she announced that she would no longer be touring with the band due to her worsening hyperacusis.

Ballance lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and daughter.


  1. ^ Downes, Catherine (2001-11-01). "Tiny Bombs - Page 1 - Music - Dallas". Dallas Observer. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 5, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Cook, John (2009). Our noise: the story of Merge Records, the indie label that got big and stayed small. Algonquin Books. ISBN 1-56512-624-6.