New Releases — April 7, 2014 at 12:16 am

New releases: Blancmange, J Mascis’ Sweet Apple, Off!, John Frusciante, Kirsty MacColl

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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: Happy Families Too… The Story So Far…
BACKSTORY: The 1982 debut by the British synthpop group is reissued this week in a “re-imagined and re-recorded” deluxe edition featuring remixes from Vince Clarke, Komputer, Greg Wilson and more.


Sweet AppleSweet Apple

RELEASE: The Golden Age of Glitter
BACKSTORY: The band featuring Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, John Petkovic and Tim Parnin of Cobra Verde, and Dave Sweetapple of Witch this week releases a 10-song follow up to its 2010 self-titled debut album.



RELEASE: Wasted Years
BACKSTORY: Fronted by former Circle Jerks and Black Flag singer Keith Morris, Off! this week releases its third full album, a 16-track effort that was preceded earlier this year by the single “Void You Out.”


John FruscianteJohn Frusciante

RELEASE: Enclosure
BACKSTORY: The former Red Hot Chili Pepper this week releases his 12th solo album, which he says is “the record which represented the achievement of all the musical goals I had been aiming at for the previous five years.”


Kirsty MacCollKirsty MacColl

RELEASE: All I Ever Wanted: The Anthology
BACKSTORY: The late singer is treated to a new double-disc anthology that collects 43 songs from across her career, including hits, album cuts, rare B-sides, live sessions and more, plus a 32-page booklet.




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