New Releases — October 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

New releases: Mark Eitzel, The Jam’s Bruce Foxton, PiL, Aztec Camera, A.R. Kane

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 : Mark Eitzel
RELEASE: Don’t Be a Stranger
BACKSTORY: After suffering a heart attack last year and seeing the “implosion” of the American Music Club reunion after two albums, that band’s former frontman returns this week with a brand-new solo album that’s being pitched as his “finest solo album in over a decade.” It was released last week in the U.K. (see full tracklist).
BUY: (CD, vinyl, digital)


ARTIST : Bruce Foxton
RELEASE: Back in the Room
BACKSTORY: The former bassist for The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers returns this week, in the U.K., with a brand-new, 12-track solo album, featuring appearances by former bandmate Paul Weller and guitar legend Steve Cropper. Songs include “Don’t Waste My Time,” “Glad I Found My Tears,” “The Wide Open Road” and more.


ARTIST : Public Image Ltd.
RELEASE: “Out of the Woods”/”Reggie Song”
BACKSTORY: On the eve of their fall North American tour, John Lydon and Co. this week release a new double A-sided single off this year’s This Is PiL album, spotlighting “Reggie Song” and “Out of the Woods” and featuring, as B-sides, previously unreleased tracks recorded in 2010 at New York City’s Terminal 5 (see full tracklist).
BUY: (CD, digital)


ARTIST : Aztec Camera
BACKSTORY: Demon Music Group this week, in the U.K., releases the final title in its reissue series from the Roddy Frame-led Scottish indie-pop act, an expanded edition of the band’s 1984 album, featuring an assortment of bonus cuts including non-album singles, B-sides, remixes (see full tracklist).
BUY:,uk (CD)


ARTIST : A.R. Kane
RELEASE: Complete Singles Collection
BACKSTORY: The British dream-pop duo — aka Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala, who were part of M/A/R/R/S (“Pump Up the Volume”) — this week release, in the U.K., a double-disc singles collection spanning the mid-’80s to the mid-’90s, and it includes tracks such as “When You’re Sad,” “Lolita,” “Anitina,” “Snow Joke” and more.




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