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: In Dub
BACKSTORY: The postpunk legends’ fan-funded triple-album compilation of dub remixes, compiled by bassist Youth last year, gets a full commercial release this week in the U.K. in both 3CD and 3LP sets.
The Mighty Lemon Drops
RELEASE: Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985/1986
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week will digs into The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early years with a new 24-track compilation of material culled from the indie-pop favorites’ early singles, demos, BBC radio sessions and more.
The Flaming Lips
RELEASE: Flaming Side of the Moon
BACKSTORY: Warner Bros. this past weekend announced a new Flaming Lips companion album to be played while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon — and while watching “The Wizard of Oz.”
RELEASE: The Burning World
BACKSTORY: The sixth studio album from Michael Gira’s Swans, originally released in 1989 and produced by Bill Laswell, is reissued this week in a limited-edition vinyl pressing by 1972 Records.
Athletico Spizz 80
RELEASE: Do a Runner
BACKSTORY: The 1980 debut album from the U.K. punk/New Wave act is reissued this week in remastered form, paired with the band’s second album, Spikey Dream Flowers, which was released the following year.