Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
Gang of Four
RELEASE: What Happens Next
BACKSTORY: The post-punk legends return with their first album without singer Jon King, an 11-song set that features new frontman John “Gaoler” Sterry plus guests Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Gail Ann Dorsey and more.
The Pop Group
RELEASE: Citizen Zombie
BACKSTORY: The Pop Group returns this week with its first new studio album in 35 years, an 11-song set featuring original members Mark Stewart, Gareth Sager, Dan Catsis and Bruce Smith.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
BACKSTORY: This second of two box sets from the U.K. post-punk groups collects an EP, three studio albums (Heads and Hearts, Thunder Up and Propaganda), a live record and a disc of early recordings.