New releases: The Stranglers’ new CD, plus The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bangles on vinyl

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 : The Stranglers 
RELEASE:
 Giants
BACKSTORY: The U.K. punk survivors — singer-bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel, drummer Jet Black and keyboard player Dave Greenfield, plus guitarist Baz Warne — this week release, in the U.K., their 17th studio album and first in six years, and are previewing the disc by streaming the single “Time Was Once On My Side” (hear it here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)

 

ARTIST : The Jesus and Mary Chain
RELEASE: 
Stoned & Dethroned
BACKSTORY:
 The Mary Chain’s vinyl reissue campaigns with the release this week of the band’s fifth album, originally released in 1994, on high-quality vinyl. The album features the hit single “Sometimes Always,” plus “You’ve Been a Friend,” “Never Saw It Coming,” “Dirty Water” and “Everybody I Know.”
BUY: Amazon.com (Vinyl)

 

ARTIST : The Bangles
RELEASE: 
Sweetheart of the Sun
BACKSTORY:
 The former Paisley Underground act — featuring original members Susanna HoffsDebbi Peterson and Vicki Peterson — this week releases its 2011 album on vinyl. The record features songs such as “I’ll Never Be Through With You,” and “Sweet and Tender Romance.”
BUY: Amazon.com (Vinyl)

 

 

 

 

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