New Releases — May 9, 2011 at 7:29 am

New releases: Cars, ‘Upside Down’ DVD, Jesus and Mary Chain, The The, Psychedelic Furs

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

The Cars, 'Move Like This'ARTIST: The Cars
RELEASE: Move Like This
BACKSTORY: This week sees the release of the first new album in 24 years by the surviving members of the New Wave pop powerhouse: singer-keyboardist Ric Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, long-retired drummer David Robinson and keyboardist Greg Hawkes, who also is filling in on bass for the late Benjamin Orr. (Stream the full album here.)
BUY IT: (CD, vinyl, digital), iTunes (Digital)

'Upside Down: The Creation Records Story'RELEASE: “Upside Down: The Creation Records Story”
BACKSTORY: Alan McGee’s legendary Creation Records label — home to The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, The House of Love and Oasis — is the subject of this new documentary, out this week in the U.K. on Region 2 DVD and Blu-ray. A 2CD soundtrack also arrives this week in the U.K., featuring the aforementioned bands and many more. (See film’s trailer here.)
BUY IT: (DVD, Blu-ray, CD)

The Jesus and Mary Chain, 'Automatic'ARTIST: The Jesus and Mary Chain
RELEASES: Automatic, Honey’s Dead
BACKSTORY: The Mary Chain’s third and fourth full-lengths — originally released in 1989 and 1992, respectively — are reissued this week in limited-edition, 180-gram audiophile vinyl pressings. The former album features the singles “Head On” and “Blues From a Gun,” while the later includes the controversial “Reverence” plus “Far Gone and Out.”
BUY IT: (Vinyl: Automatic, Honey’s Dead)

See more new releases from The The and The Psychedelic Furs after the jump…

The The, 'Playlist: The Very Best of The The'ARTIST: The The
RELEASE: Playlist: The Very Best of The The
BACKSTORY: Sony Legacy’s budget-priced best-of series tackles Matt Johnson and Co. this week, assembling a 14-track collection that spans cuts from 1983’s Soul Mining to 1995’s Hanky Panky, including “Uncertain Smile” (12-inch mix), “The Beat(en) Generation,” “Slow Emotion Replay,” “Sweet Bird of Truth” and “Infected.”

The Psychedelic Furs, 'Playlist: The Very Best of the Psychedelic Furs'ARTIST: The Psychedelic Furs
RELEASE: Playlist: The Very Best of The Psychedelic Furs
BACKSTORY: This week also sees the release of a Sony Legacy budget-priced greatest-hits compilation for the Furs, featuring such ’80s-era radio classics as “Pretty In Pink,” “Love My Way,” “Heartbreak Beat” and “The Ghost In You”— although other hits, including “Heaven,” “All That Money Wants” and “Until She Comes,” are absent.

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