Record Rack: A weekly round-up of the pertinent new albums, reissues and/or box sets due out Tuesday.
RELEASES: Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans Europe Express, The Man-Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix, Tour De France
BACKSTORY: Although the release of its box set The Catalogue has been delayed until Nov. 17, this week still will see eight of the legendary German electronic collective’s classic albums — spanning 1974 to 2003 — remastered and reissued, although, due to clearance issues, three of the titles — Computer World, Techno Pop and The Mix — won’t be released in the U.S. and can only be bought as European imports or via the forthcoming box set.
BUY IT: Autobahn via Amazon.com, Radio-Activity via Amazon.com, Trans Europe Express via Amazon.com, The Man-Machine via Amazon.com, Computer World via Amazon.co.uk, Techno Pop via Amazon.co.uk, The Mix via Amazon.co.uk, Tour De France via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Mission of Burma
RELEASE: The Sound The Speed The Light
BACKSTORY: The legendary post-punk act releases its third post-comeback album on Matador Records, making the band now more prolific than in its original ’80s run.
BUY IT: The Sound The Speed The Light via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Lou Barlow
RELEASE: Goodnight Unknown
BACKSTORY: The Sebadoh frontman’s first solo effort since 2005’s Emoh was produced by Andrew Murdock, and features New Folk Implosion sideman Imaad Wasif and the Melvins’ Dale Crover on drums.
BUY IT: Goodnight Unknown via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Grant Hart
RELEASE: Hot Wax
BACKSTORY: The former Hüsker Dü drummer issues his first solo album in a decade, and his third overall. The nine-track, 30-minute disc was recorded in Montreal and Minneapolis, and features guest spots by members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion and Rank Strangers.
BUY IT: Hot Wax via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Close Lobsters
RELEASE: Forever, Until Victory! The Singles Collection
BACKSTORY: The short-lived Scottish indie-pop outfit — one of the 22 bands included on the NME’s genre-defining and now-legendary C86 compilation cassette — releases a compilation of singles and b-sides spanning 1986 to 1989.
BUY IT: Forever, Until Victory! The Singles Collection via Amazon.co.uk
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Kraftwerk reissuing 8 classic albums, plus ‘12345678 The Catalogue’ box set
- New Mission of Burma album ‘The Sound The Speed The Light’ due in October
- Lou Barlow releasing ‘Goodnight Unknown,’ opening for himself on Dinosaur Jr tour
- Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart issuing ‘Hot Wax’ — first album in a decade — in October
- C86 vets Close Lobsters to reissue singles on ‘Forever, Until Victory!’ compilation