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.
Tag: Poster Children
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.
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.
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, 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.