Sebadoh

This is 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. 

 

Sebadoh

RELEASE:  Act Surprised
BACKSTORY: The indie-rock trio — Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein and Bob D’Amico — returns this week with their first new studio album in six years, a 15-track collection that includes “Follow the Breath” and “Medicate.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Waterboys

RELEASE: Where the Action Is
BACKSTORY: Mike Scott returns this week with a new a 10-song collection — the title is inspired by the chorus to Robert Parker’s northern soul classic “Let’s Go Baby” — that follows up the band’s double album Out Of All This Blue.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Stray Cats

RELEASE: 40
BACKSTORY: The rockabilly favorites — singer/guitarist Brian Setzer, double bassist Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom — are back, and are celebrating their 40th anniversary with their first new studio album in 27 years.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Primal Scream

RELEASE: Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles
BACKSTORY: Bobby Gillespie and Co. this week release a 2CD career overview, a 31-track singles collection that includes “Velocity Girl,” “Loaded,” “Come Together,” “Higher Than the Sun,” “Rocks,” “Kowalski” and much more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Sting

RELEASE: My Songs
BACKSTORY: The former Police frontman has recorded an album’s worth of “re-imagined” versions of his songs, a collection that includes new takes on “Message in a Bottle,” “Fields of Gold,” “Brand New Day,” “So Lonely” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Morrissey

RELEASE: California Son
BACKSTORY: Morrissey this week releases a new album of covers, a collection that includes songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jobraith and more — with members of Green Day, Grizzly Bear and Young the Giant guesting.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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