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. This week’s releases include titles from Wire, Poster Children, The Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies and Lords of Acid.
Seminal post-punk act Wire will reissue its first three albums — 1977’s Pink Flag, 1978’s Chairs Missing and 1979’s 154 — in May with each remastered album packaged in a special book and featuring one or more bonus discs filled with studio demos and previously unreleased material. Full details here.
Mid-way through a short North American tour in support of the just-released Red Barked Tree, U.K. post-punk legends Wire dropped by ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ last night for their first American television performance in a quarter century.
Reactivated U.K. post-punk greats Wire — who are eying a January release for their as-yet-unnamed 12th album — have announced the launch of their ‘Legal Bootleg Series,’ a download-only concert series that kicks off with choice gigs recorded in 1978, 1988 and 2000.