This week’s new releases: Shriekback, The Smithereens, Bow Wow Wow, The Fall

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.

 

Shriekback

RELEASE: Why Anything? Why This?
BACKSTORY: Shriekback this week releases its first new studio album in three years, a 10-song set that includes the tracks “And the Rain,” “The Church of the Louder Light” and “Catmandu,” which we premiered here last week.
BUY: Shriekback.com

 

The Smithereens

RELEASE: Covers
BACKSTORY: In the wake of the death of frontman Pat DiNizio, his former bandmates this week release a CD edition of their collection of 22 covers of acts including The Beatles, The Who, Buddy Holly, The Kinks and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Bow Wow Wow

RELEASE: Your Pet: Complete Recordings 1980-1984
BACKSTORY: This three-disc box set from Cherry Red features the Annabella Lwin-fronted pop group’s debut EP, its two studio albums and all of the band’s singles, B-sides, remixes and rarities — a total of 67 songs.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Fall

RELEASE: Levitate
BACKSTORY: The out-of-print 19th studio album from the late Mark E. Smith and Co., originally released in 1997, is reissued this week in 2CD and 3LP packages, with the original record accompanied by ample bonus material.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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