Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: Si Sauvage
BACKSTORY: The Minneapolis-based New Wave rockers this week release their first new album in 27 years, a Kickstarter-funded, 10-track album that follows up 1986′s The Suburbs. The album features songs such as “Turn the Radio On” and “Dumb Ass Kids,” the latter of which is now streaming.
RELEASE: Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012
BACKSTORY: Al Jourgensen this week releases a new live album recorded last year at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The set — the audio version of which already came out in the U.S. earlier this month — is released in a variety of formats, including single CD, 2CD/DVD and Blu-ray editions.
Tears For Fears
RELEASE: Everybody Wants To Rule The World: The Collection
BACKSTORY: Spectrum Audio this week releases, in the U.K., a new 16-track Tears For Fears best-of, featuring “Mad World,” “Shout,” “Tears Roll Down,” “Change,” “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and more… but not, oddly, “Head Over Heels.”
RELEASE: Jukebox Fury
BACKSTORY: The reunited modern-rockers this week release, in the U.K., a limited-edition, red-vinyl pressing (500 copies worldwide) of 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 more.
RELEASE: Rare & Fatty: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1997
BACKSTORY: The 2 Tone-era ska act this week releases, in the U.K., a new 15-track compilation of rarities “taken from Buster Bloodvessel’s personal vaults” that includes the original versions of “Night Bus to Dalston” and “Elizabethan Reggae,” and a rare version of the band’s hit “That’ll Do NIcely.”