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

 

The Replacements, 'Songs For Slim'ARTIST : The Replacements
RELEASE: Songs For Slim
BACKSTORY: The reunion EP from the ‘Mats — which already raised more than $100,000 for ailing guitarist Slim Dunlap through auction — is out digitally this week (and on 12-inch in April), marking the first new music from Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson since 2006 (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.com (Digital)

 

Robyn Hitchcock, 'Love From London'ARTIST : Robyn Hitchcock
RELEASE: Love From London
BACKSTORY: The singer-songwriter this week releases a brand-new studio album on Yep Roc Records, a 10-song collection first announced last year as File Under Pop that he says “celebrates life in a culture imperiled by economic and environmental collapse” (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl, digital)

 

Chelsea Light MovingARTIST : Chelsea Light Moving
RELEASE: Chelsea Light Moving
BACKSTORY: Once and future(?) Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore this week releases the self-titled debut album from his new band on Matador Records, which he’ll follow that release with a 20-date U.S. tour, including a stop at South By Southwest (stream full album).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl, digital)

 

How to Destroy AngelsARTIST : How to Destroy Angels
RELEASE: Welcome Oblivion
BACKSTORY: Having just announced plans to resurrect Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor this week releases the debut album from his new band How to Destroy Angels, featuring vocals by his wife Mariqueen Maandig, former singer for the band West Indian Girl.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl, digital)

 

They Might Be Giants, 'Nanobots'ARTIST : They Might Be Giants
RELEASE: Nanobots
BACKSTORY: The two Johns this week release their 16th studio album, a collection that has been preceded by three-track digital teaser EP (“Call You Mom,” “Lost My Mind,” “Black Ops”) and will be followed with a full U.S. tour this spring (stream a track here).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl, digital)

 

The Godfathers, 'Jukebox Fury'ARTIST : The Godfathers
RELEASE: Jukebox Fury
BACKSTORY: The reunited modern-rockers this week release, in the U.K., their first new album in 18 years, a 12-track collection featuring “Back Into the Future,” “Let Your Hair Hang Down,” “If I Only Could,” “The Outsider” and “I Can’t Sleep Tonight” (stream a track).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital)

 

Lloyd ColeARTIST : Lloyd Cole and Hans-Joachim Roedelius
RELEASE: Selected Studies 1
BACKSTORY: Former Commotions leader Lloyd Cole teams up with Krautrock innovator Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster this week release their long-in-the-works electronic collaboration, a 10-track album featuring such songs as “Pastoral,” “Selbsportrait-Reich” and “Wandelbar.”
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital, vinyl)

 

 

 

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