New releases: OMD, Crowded House’s Neil Finn, The Sisters of Mercy, Alien Sex Fiend

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.

 

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

RELEASE: The Punishment of Luxury
BACKSTORY: OMD this week releases their 13th studio album, the group’s first record since 2013’s English Electric. The new 12-track collection includes “Isotype,” “The View From Here,” the title track and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Neil Finn

RELEASE: Out of Silence
BACKSTORY: The Crowded House frontman on Friday releases, digitally, his new solo album, which was recorded live on the internet just this past Friday. The CD edition is due out Sept. 22, with vinyl following in October.
BUY: iTunes

 

The Sisters of Mercy

RELEASE: Some Girls Wander By Mistake
BACKSTORY: Rhino this week releases a 4LP box set of the Sisters’ 1992 compilation, which finds that album spread over two records, and includes bonus 12-inches of “Temple of Love” and “Under the Gun.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Alien Sex Fiend

RELEASE:  Fiendology: A 35 Year Trip Through Fiendish History
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red releases a new 3-disc anthology that traces the goth pioneers’ 35-year history, including five previously unreleased tracks, two new songs and unissued mixes of “Now I’m Feeling Zombified” and “I Walk the Line.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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