New Releases — June 17, 2013 at 12:15 am

New releases: Mark Mulcahy, Julian Cope, The Chameleons, Steve Kilbey, Primal Scream, The Fall

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


Mark Mulcahy, 'Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You'Mark Mulcahy

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: (CD, digital, vinyl)


Julian Copes, 'Revolutionary Suicide'Julian Cope

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.”


Steve Kilbey & martin Kennedy You Are Everything - front coverSteve 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: (CD, digital)


The Chameleons, 'Why Call It Anything'The Chameleons

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: (Why Call It Anything, Dreams in Celluloid)


Primal Scream, 'More Light'Primal Scream

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: (CD, digital, vinyl)


The Fall, 'Live in San Francisco'The Fall

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: (Vinyl)




One Comment

  1. Mark Miller

    Mark Mulcahy’s CD will be released in North America on Mezzotint today.

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