New releases: Modern English, The Feelies return — plus David Bowie, Paul Weller

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.


Modern English

RELEASE: Take Me to the Trees
BACKSTORY: Robbie Grey’s postpunk vets return this week with their first new album in 30 years with the original lineup. The 10-track album is co-produced by the band and Martyn Young of Colourbox and M/A/R/R/S.
BUY:,, iTunes


The Feelies

RELEASE: In Between
BACKSTORY: The jangle-pop legends return this week with their first new album in six years and sixth LP overall, an 11-track set produced by the band’s Glenn Mercer and Bill Million. Check out the full tracklist.
BUY:,, iTunes


David Bowie

BACKSTORY: This week sees the physical CD release of a four-track EP featuring “Lazarus” off Blackstar plus three new songs from that album’s sessions. The EP is already out digitally, and a vinyl release follows in April.


Paul Weller

RELEASE: Stanley Road, Heavy Soul
BACKSTORY: The ex-Jam frontman this week reissues two key solo works on heavyweight vinyl: 1995’s Stanley Road and 1997’s Heavy Soul. They’re packaged in the original gatefold artwork with color inner sleeves.



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