This week’s new releases: Gary Numan, Lee Ranaldo, ‘Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave’

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.

 

Gary Numan

RELEASE: Savage (Songs From a Broken World)
BACKSTORY: The onetime Tubeway Army leader this week releases his 21st album, and first since 2013’s Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind). The new album features “My Name is Ruin,” “Bed of Thorns” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Lee Ranaldo

RELEASE: Electric Trim
BACKSTORY: The former Sonic Youth guitarist this week releases his latest solo effort, a nine-song set that includes the tracks “Uncle Skeleton,” “Let’s Start Again” and “Last Looks,” the latter of which features Sharon Van Etten.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Various Artists

RELEASE: Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave
BACKSTORY: Demon Music Group this week releases Nuggets-inspired 3CD box set from British radio host Gary Crowley that collects 77 punk and new wave tracks from 1977 to 1982, including “many rare, one-off singles which were very much in keeping with the DIY spirit of the times.” Includes tracks by The Vibrators, 999, Alternative TV, The Stiffs, Altered Images, Ultravox!, The Saints, Generation X and many, many more (see full tracklist).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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