New Releases — August 8, 2011 at 6:27 am

New releases: The Motels’ ‘lost’ album, plus Nick Heyward, Meat Puppets, Depeche Mode tribute

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 Motels
RELEASE: Apocalypso
BACKSTORY: Omnivore Recordings this week releases what was intended to be the third album by Martha Davis & Co. As Davis tells it, Capitol Records rejected the New Wave act’s album as not commercial enough, although some of its songs were re-recorded and later released. The new version includes six demos and alternate takes.
BUY: (CD, vinyl, digital EP)


ARTIST : Nick Heyward
RELEASE: Tangled
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week re-issues, in the U.K., the acclaimed 1995 solo album from the former Haircut One Hundred leader, which included the singles “Rollerblade” and “The World.” The remastered 14-track album has now been expanded to include 10 rare B-sides and the A Hard Day’s Nick EP.


ARTIST : Meat Puppets
RELEASES: Up on the Sun
BACKSTORY: The SST rockers’ third album, originally released in 1985, sees a new vinyl reissue this week, a couple months after the band performed the album at the Animal Collective-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in Minehead, U.K. The record features such tracks as “Maiden’s Milk,” “Away” and “Buckethead.”
BUY: (vinyl)


ARTIST : Various Artists
RELEASES: Alpha Matrix Re:Covered Vol. 2: Tribute to Depeche Mode
BACKSTORY: The Belgian record label this week issues, in the U.S., its second tribute to synthpop legends Depeche Mode, featuring 25 re-interpretations of classics such as “Fly on the Windscreen,” “New Life” and “Walking In My Shoes” by electronic acts including Komor Kommando, Technoir and Razorfade.



One Comment

  1. why the dm tribute? they ain’t dead yet.

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