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 : Paul Weller
RELEASE: “Flame-Out!” b/w “The Olde Original”
BACKSTORY: The former Jam leader follows up 2011′s Sonik Kicks with a new one-off single that was released on vinyl last Saturday in the U.K. for Record Store Day, and now is available — for one month only — as a two-track digital download via outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.
BUY: iTunes (Digital), Amazon.co.uk (Digital)
ARTIST : Gary Numan
RELEASE: Dead Moon Falling
BACKSTORY: The former Tubeway Army frontman this week releases, in the U.K., a collection of 11 remixes of tracks form his 2011 album Dead Son Rising, including mixes by Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Alec Empire, The Duke Spirit, Gazelle Twin and Sonoio.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital)
ARTIST : UK Decay
RELEASE: New Hope for the Dead
BACKSTORY: The reunited post-punk outfit this week releases its second album and first since 1981 debut For Madmen Only, an 11-track set that’s out in the U.K. on CD, vinyl and download, but only as a download this week in the U.S. (both CD and vinyl releases will follow in the U.S. later next month).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, vinyl, digital), Amazon.com (Digital)
ARTIST : Peter Hook & The Light
RELEASE: Live at Manchester Cathedral
BACKSTORY: The legendary bassist this week releases a digital live album capturing his performance of New Order’s first two albums — 1981′s Movement and 1983′s Power, Corruptions & Lies — with his band The Light in Manchester earlier this year (see full tracklist).
BUY: PlayConcert.com (Digital)
ARTIST : The Monochrome Set
RELEASE: M80 Concert
BACKSTORY: The English post-punk act this week releases, in the U.K., a CD and Region 2 DVD capturing a September 1979 concert in Minneapolis (they’re out in the U.S. in June), including the song “Fly Me To the Moon,” composed by original bassist Jeremy Harrington and never before released.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, DVD)