New releases: They Might Be Giants, Meat Beat Manifesto, Mudhoney, Book of Love

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.

 

They Might Be Giants

RELEASE: I Like Fun
BACKSTORY: The two Johns are back this week with their 15th studio album, a 15-song “rock” record that includes the songs “Lake Monster,” “An Insult to the Fact Checkers,” “All Time What,” “By the Time You Get This” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Meat Beat Manifesto

RELEASE: Impossible Star
BACKSTORY: The electro-industrial group returns with its first new album in seven years; it’s out this week digitally, with a physical release to follow in a couple weeks. Songs include “Bass Playa,” “We Are Surrounded” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Mudhoney

RELEASE: LiE
BACKSTORY: Mudhoney kicks off its 30th year by releasing this week its first “unlimited-edition, non-bootleg” live album, which was recorded last year while on tour in Europe. Includes a cover of Roxy Music’s “Editions of You.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Book of Love

RELEASE: The Sire Years 1985-1993
BACKSTORY: The synthpop group is celebrated in this new 20-song anthology, featuring “Boy,” “I Touch Roses,” Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes),” “You Make Me Feel So Good,” “Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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