Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
ARTIST: Gang of Four
BACKSTORY: The U.K. post-punk survivors this week unleash their first album of all-new material in more than 15 years, an 11-track record — written by co-founders Jon King and Andy Gill, and produced and recorded by Gill — that includes lead-off single “Never Pay for the Farm” (which can be downloaded for free here).
BUY IT: Content via Amazon.com
ARTIST: The Godfathers
RELEASE: Shot Live at the 100 Club
BACKSTORY: On the eve of their first U.S. tour in 20 years, the U.K. rockers this week drop the American physical release of their 25th anniversary live album, a 24-track CD/DVD combo recorded last summer at London’s 100 Club. The set features their college-radio hits, B-sides, covers and a pair of brand-new songs (see tracklist here).
BUY IT: Shot Live at the 100 Club via Amazon.com