Tag: Poster Children

This week’s new releases: Wire, Poster Children, Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies

This week’s new releases: Wire, Poster Children, Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies

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.

Poster Children return with 1st new album in 14 years — hear title track ‘Grand Bargain!’

Poster Children return with 1st new album in 14 years — hear title track ‘Grand Bargain!’

Indie-rockers Poster Children — the pride of Champaign, Ill. — will release their first new album in 14 years this May, an 11-song set called Grand Bargain! that’s preceded by the politically charged title track, released this weekend to coincide with the first anniversary of the Trump presidency. Hear the first single right here.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Poster Children sit down with Dave Kendall during CMJ — 1991

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Poster Children sit down with Dave Kendall during CMJ — 1991

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we’ve dug up this segment from a 1991 episode that finds host Dave Kendall interviewing Illinois indie rockers Poster Children while they’re in New York City for the CMJ New Music Seminar. They talk about that experience and more.

Premiere: Thoughts Detecting Machines’ ‘New Day’ — new single from Poster Children’s Rick Valentin

Premiere: Thoughts Detecting Machines’ ‘New Day’ — new single from Poster Children’s Rick Valentin

Fans who’ve followed the work of Rick Valentin shouldn’t be surprised by the guitars-meets-electronics sound of his new project Thoughts Detecting Machines. As frontman of strident late-’80s indie-rockers Poster Children, Valentin would help launch, a decade later, a concurrent electronic side project called Salaryman.

Iain Burgess, recording engineer and key figure in ’80s ‘Chicago sound,’ dies in France

Iain Burgess, recording engineer and key figure in ’80s ‘Chicago sound,’ dies in France

Iain Burgess, a studio engineer renowned for his role in the ’80s Chicago punk underground and a major influence on and mentor to Steve Albini, died Thursday morning in France of a pulmonary embolism stemming from liver and pancreatic cancer, Albini’s Electrical Audio studios reports.