New releases: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Brilliant Corners, Mighty Mighty, Mudhoney

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

 

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 'Push the Sky Away'ARTIST : Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
RELEASE: Push the Sky Away
BACKSTORY: Nick Cave and Co. this week release their 15th studio album, a nine-track collection that Cave, on the band’s website, says has a sound and feel that “just seems new, you know, but new in an old school kind of way.” The record has been preceded by singles “We No Who U R” and “Jubilee Street” (stream the full album).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, limited-edition CD, digital, vinyl)

 

The Brilliant CornersARTIST : The Brilliant Corners
RELEASE: Heart On Your Sleeve: A Decade in Pop, 1983-1993
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week, in the U.K., pays tribute to the Bristol indie-pop outfit with a career-spanning 2CD set featuring the band’s singles (“She’s Got Fever,” “My Baby in Black,” “Delilah Sands” and more), a number of tracks never-before-released on CD and even some previously unissued live and demo tracks.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)

 

Mighty MightyARTIST : Mighty Mighty
RELEASE: Pop Can! The Definitive Collection: 1986 to 1988
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week, in the U.K., chronicles the career of a second under-acknowledged indie-pop act, this time the Birmingham band Mighty Mighty, with a 2CD set featuring 36 tracks, including “Is There Anybody Out There?,” “Throwaway,” “Everybody Knows the Monkey,” “You’re On My Mind” and more.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)

 

MudhoneyARTIST : Mudhoney
RELEASE: “I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney”
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of a new documentary about the Seattle proto-grunge kings, telling the story of the band from its “beginnings, to following them on their recent world tour and everything in between.” The film features members of Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth and Soundgarden, plus Mudhoney themselves.
BUY: Amazon.com (DVD)

 

 

 

 

 

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