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: Live at Bestival 2012
BACKSTORY: New Order this week commemorates its highly successful reunion tour with a charity live album recorded at last year’s Bestival in the U.K. Out digitally in the U.S., it’s available on CD, too, in the U.K. Profits go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust (stream full album).
BUY: Amazon.com (Digital), Amazon.co.uk (CD. digital)
Front Line Assembly
BACKSTORY: The long-running electro-industrial act this week releases a brand new studio album, preceded by first single, “Killing Grounds” — which you can stream here. The album is billed as showing off a “new facet” of FLA, and is completely guitar-free.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital)
BACKSTORY: A pair of long-out-of-print collections of early Devo demos are reissued this week, combined in a single 2CD set, with a handful of previously unreleased tracks. The sets, released digitally and on vinyl last month, document “the group’s beginning as pre-punk outcasts.”
BUY: Amazon.com (CD)
BACKSTORY: Nirvana’s post-Nevermind odds-and-sods collection receives a new reissue on green vinyl this week. The album features “Sliver,” “Molly’s Lips,” “Been A Son,” “Mexican Seafood,” “Hairspray Queen,” “Aneurysm,” “Stain,” “Son of a Gun” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com (Vinyl)
BACKSTORY: Demon Records this week releases, in the U.K., a limited-edition, 180-gram audiophile vinyl pressing of the classic ska-pop act’s second album, originally released in 1980. Tracks include “Doors Of Your Heart,” “All Out To Get You” and “Drowning.”
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (Vinyl)