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: Indie Cindy
BACKSTORY: The Pixies return this week with their first new album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, a collection of 12 new songs released over the past year via a trio of limited-edition EPs.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: Jeopardy + From The Lion’s Mouth + All Fall Down
BACKSTORY: The U.K. post-punk act this week with a box set that collects expanded editions of the band’s first three albums along with a fourth disc featuring two BBC live concerts recorded in 1981 and 1985.
RELEASE: Under the Big Black Sun
BACKSTORY: The third album from the L.A. punk legends receives a remastered and expanded reissue this week from Real Gone Music, with the original 1982 album supplanted by five bonus tracks.
RELEASE: “The Rise and Fall of The Clash”
BACKSTORY: Featuring new and archival interviews with the band members and their associates, as well as performance footage, Danny Garcia’s documentary on the punk legends is released this week by Shout! Factory.
BACKSTORY: Originally released last fall in the U.K., the reclusive Paddy McAloon returns with a new 10-song album, his first since 2009 release of Let’s Change the World With Music.
RELEASE: Dung 4
BACKSTORY: The Madchester act’s 1989 cassette of demos, which had been recorded two years prior, is reissued this by Cherry Red Records, supplemented with four songs from an even earlier ’87 demo.