Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASES: Hunting High and Low, Scoundrel Days
BACKSTORY: The Norwegian pop trio this week reissues its first two albums in expanded 2CD sets featuring 28 previously unreleased tracks between the two of them (see full details here). In the U.S., the discs are being sold exclusively via Rhino.com, although the U.K. editions are available on import through Amazon.com and in some retail outlets.
BUY IT: Hunting High and Low, Scoundrel Days via Rhino.com
RELEASE: Send: Ultimate
BACKSTORY: The British post-punk act reissues its 2003 reunion album as a 2CD set featuring the tracks from the Read & Burn 01 and 02 EPs that didn’t make the original album, plus the super-rare “12 Times U” 7-inch single, early versions of songs that would appear on Read & Burn 03 and unreleased tracks such as “DJ Fuckoff.”
BUY IT: Send: Ultimate via Amazon.co.uk
ARTIST: How to Destroy Angels
RELEASE: How to Destroy Angels
BACKSTORY: After recording as Nine Inch Nails since the late ’80s, Trent Reznor this week releases his first CD — a six-track EP, already available as a free download — under the band moniker How to Destroy Angels, which takes its name from a 1984 Coil single. The new band also features his wife, ex-West Indian Girl singer Mariqueen Maandig.
BUY IT: How to Destroy Angels via Amazon.com