Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You
BACKSTORY: The onetime Miracle Legion leader returns this week, in the U.K., with his fifth solo album and first 2005′s In Pursuit of Your Happiness, an 11-track set on Fire Records featuring the single “She Makes the World Turn Backwards.” It’s not clear whether a U.S. release is pending.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital, vinyl)
RELEASE: Revolutionary Suicide
BACKSTORY: The former Teardrop Explodes frontman this week releases, in the U.K., a brand new solo album featuring 11 tracks spread across two CDs, songs “that teem with outrageous orchestrations and compellingly-crafted words of protest, activism and historical richness.”
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)
Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy
RELEASE: You Are Everything
BACKSTORY: Steve Kilbey, frontman of The Church, re-teams with Martin Kennedy of ambient group All India Radio for their third album in a trilogy that includes 2009’s Unseen Music Unheard Words and 2011’s White Magic. The 11-track album, featuring “Everyone” and “A Better Day,” is out now.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital)
RELEASE: Why Call It Anything: Collectors’ Edition, Dreams in Celluloid: A Collection of Rare Recordings
BACKSTORY: Mark Burgess and Co. this week, in the U.K., reissue their fourth album in an expanded 2CD set, plus a brand new compilation that packages demos and early studio takes with the rare Tony Fletcher EP.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (Why Call It Anything, Dreams in Celluloid)
RELEASE: More Light
BACKSTORY: Primal Scream returns this week, in the U.S., with its 10th studio album, which was preceded by “2013,” a sax-fueled rocker that came with a creepy video that features pinned moths, tied-up people and masked make-out sessions. The album was released in the U.K. last month.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital, vinyl)
RELEASE: Live in San Francisco
BACKSTORY: The Ozit Dandelion label this week releases, in the U.K., a 2LP live set from Mark E. Smith and Co. recorded in 2001 that comes with a bonus CD featuring 10 of the 16 tracks included on vinyl. The initial pressing is limited to 1,000 copies on purple vinyl. The set comes in a gatefold sleeve.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (Vinyl)