Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
BACKSTORY: Matt Johnson this week releases his third independent film soundtrack under the The The banner, teaming for the second time with his brother, director Gerard Johnson, for this 20-track score.
BUY: TheThe.com, Amazon.co.uk
BACKSTORY: The former Bronski Beat and Communards frontman returns with an album that, as its title suggests, is an homage to the disco era. Tracks include “Some Wonder,” “Taken Away,” “The Core” and “Lights are Shining.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: The Velvet Trail
BACKSTORY: The former Soft Cell leader returns with his latest solo album, a collection of new material that finds him collaborating with producer/composer Christ Braide over the span of 16 tracks .
RELEASE: Trip Advizer: The Very Best of Julian Cope 1999-2014
BACKSTORY: The former Teardrop Explodes frontman this week releases a new best-of that collects 16 tracks from between 1999 and 2014, including “Hell is Wicked,” “They Were On Hard Drugs” and “These Things I Know.”