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. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. This week’s titles include Close Lobsters, Loop and more.
Tag: The Undertones
Short Circuit Presents Mute wrapped up last night in London with a Vince Clarke extravaganza, which included a set with Erasure, an appearance by Alison Moyet for what might have been Yazoo’s final performance and a surprise reunion with Feargal Sharkey to play the lone single the duo recorded as The Assembly.
This week’s new releases include a brand-new album from The Smithereens (‘Smithereens 2011′), INXS’ collection of re-recorded hits (‘Original Sin’), reissues of Material Issue (‘International Pop Overthrow’), The Art of Noise (‘Into Battle With…’), Sebadoh (‘Bakesale’) and Dead Can Dance (‘Spiritchaser’).
This week’s new CDs include reissues from Morrissey (‘Bona Drag’), Midge Ure (‘The Gift,’ ‘Answers to Nothing’) and Madness (‘Mad Not Mad’), plus a live disc from Blondie (‘Blondie at the BBC’), a new compilation of hits and covers from Ministry (‘Every Day is Halloween’) and collections from a-ha (’25: The Very Best Of’), The Undertones (‘Teenage Kicks: The Very Best Of’) and Stiff Records (‘Born Stiff’).
The late John Peel — the legendary BBC DJ who turned generations of music fans on to new and obscure bands during his nearly 40-year career — will be celebrated this fall with a 4CD, 73-track box set called Kats Karavan: The History of the John Peel Show that features 21 never-before-released recordings.