This week’s new releases: Sparks, Waterboys, The Dream Syndicate, Living Colour

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.

 

Sparks

RELEASE: Hippopotamus
BACKSTORY: The brothers Mael this week release their 22nd studio album, a 15-song collection featuring tracks such as “Missionary Position,” “Giddy Giddy” and “So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

The Waterboys

RELEASE: Out of All This Blue
BACKSTORY: Mike Scott returns with a new double album — triple if you buy the deluxe edition — that features 23 new songs, including “Do We Choose Who We Love,” “New York I Love You” and “Hiphopstrumental 4 (Scatman).”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

The Dream Syndicate

RELEASE: How Did I Find Myself Here?
BACKSTORY: The Paisley Underground legends return with their first new album in 29 years, featuring “Filter Me Through You” and “Kendra’s Dream,” the latter featuring vocals by reclusive ex-member Kendra Smith.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.ukiTunes

 

Living Colour

RELEASE:  Shade
BACKSTORY: The hard-rockers this week release their sixth album and their first since 2009’s The Chair in the Doorway. The new record features the songs “Preachin’ Blues,” “Who Shot Ya,” “Blak Out” and “Pattern in Time.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

 

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