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: Applehead Man, Are You Shakespearienced?
BACKSTORY: Omnivore Recordings this week reissues Minneapolis alt-rockers’ 1986 debut and 1988 follow-up in expanded form with a combined 16, mostly unreleased, bonus tracks between the two titles.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
RELEASE: From Her to Eternity, Firstborn is Dead, Kicking Against the Pricks, Your Funeral… My Trial
BACKSTORY: The first batch of Bad Seeds 180-gram vinyl reissues arrive this week, with a second round of titles coming in February.
RELEASE: Hold It In
BACKSTORY: Released earlier this fall, the Melvins’ latest album — which finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover joined by the Butthole Surfers’ Paul Leary and JD Pinkus — arrives on 180-gram vinyl this week.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: Project 1950
BACKSTORY: The Misfits’ 2003 collection of ’50s-era covers gets an expanded reissue this week on 180-gram vinyl with three more never-before-released bonus tracks and all new cover art.