Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
ARTIST: The Fall
RELEASE: Your Future Our Clutter
BACKSTORY: Rock ‘n’ roll curmudgeon Mark E. Smith this week releases his 28th studio album under the banner of The Fall (in the U.K.; the U.S. release follows next month), a nine-track effort that features the same lineup that helped record 2008’s Imperial Wax Solvent. It also marks the band’s first release on Domino Records.
BUY IT: Your Future Our Clutter via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Big Audio Dynamite
RELEASE: This is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition
BACKSTORY: The 1985 debut from Mick Jones’ post-Clash project is reissued this week in a 2CD set, including a remastered edition of the album plus a second disc with 12 bonus remixes, dub versions, B-sides and outtakes, including the previously unreleased track “Electric Vandal.”
BUY IT: This is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition via Amazon.com
RELEASE: Night Before
BACKSTORY: The Manchester-bred indie-pop act returns with the first of two mini-albums planned for 2010 (The Morning After is expected in August); the disc’s eight songs were recorded remotely, with each member uploading his parts to an FTP site and producer Lee “Muddy” Baker “knock(ing) things into shape.”
BUY IT: Night Before via Amazon.com
See releases from KMFDM, The Triffids and Robs Records after the jump…
BACKSTORY: The industrial-metal mainstays this week issue a new 12-track remix disc that serves as a companion piece to 2009’s Blitz. Lending their hand as remixers are members of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Skinny Puppy and Pop Will Eat Itself, as well as former KMFDM’ers Tim Skold and Cheryl Wilson.
BUY IT: Krieg via Amazon.com
ARTIST: Various Artists
RELEASE: Auteur Labels: Robs Records
BACKSTORY: LTM Recordings’ series highlighting boutique record labels here collects 13 tracks from Robs Records, the label formed by Joy Division/New Order manager Rob Gretton. Artists represented include A Certain Ratio, Sub Sub, Digital Justice and The Beat Club, whose “Security” is remixed by Bernard Sumner.
BUY IT: Auteur Labels: Robs Records via Amazon.com
ARTIST: The Triffids
RELEASE: Wide Open Road: The Best of the Triffids
BACKSTORY: The Australian folk-pop act — fronted by the late David McComb throughout the ’80s — issues a new 18-track best-of collection that compiles the best-loved tracks from the band’s output, including the title track and “Property is Condemned,” “Red Pony,” “Hell of a Summer,” “Too Hot to Move” and “A Trick of the Light.”
BUY IT: Wide Open Road via Amazon.com