New Releases — August 29, 2011 at 8:00 am

New releases: Tommy Stinson, John Doe, Big Country with Mike Peters, Paul Weller

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 : Tommy Stinson
RELEASE: One Man Mutiny
BACKSTORY: The former Replacements bassist and current member of Guns N’ Roses this week releases the follow-up to his 2004 solo debut Village Gorilla Head, a 10-track album that features such cuts as “All This Way For Nothing,” “Match Made in Hell,” “It’s a Drag” and the title track, recorded at a hotel during a GNR tour of Europe.
BUY: (CD, vinyl, digital)


ARTIST : John Doe
BACKSTORY: The X co-founder returns this week with his latest solo album, a record billed as the “glass half-full counterpart to 2007’s emotionally damaged A Year in the Wilderness.” The 12-song, Dave Way-produced collection features guest turns by the likes of Patty Griffin, Don Was and Jill Sobule, among others.
BUY: (CD, vinyl, digital)


ARTIST : Big Country
RELEASES: “Another Country”
BACKSTORY: With Mike Peters of The Alarm filling in for late frontman Stuart Adamson, the reunited Scottish rockers this week release their first single in 12 years. The Steve Lillywhite-produced track comes backed with with B-sides (“Just a Shadow,” “Never Take Your Place,” “Steeltown”) recorded live this year.
BUY: (CD, digital)


ARTIST : Paul Weller
RELEASES: “Starlite”
BACKSTORY: The Modfather’s new non-album single arrives this week in the U.K. on 12-inch vinyl after being released digitally a few weeks back. On vinyl, the track, which Weller has described as “part Balearic beat, poetry and psychedelic music,” is backed by three different mixes of the song. (Stream the track here.)
BUY: (Vinyl, digital)



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