New Releases — August 26, 2013 at 7:00 am

New releases: The Suburbs, Ministry, Tears For Fears, The Godfathers, Bad Manners

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


The SuburbsThe Suburbs

RELEASE: Si Sauvage
BACKSTORY: The Minneapolis-based New Wave rockers this week release their first new album in 27 years, a Kickstarter-funded, 10-track album that follows up 1986’s The Suburbs. The album features songs such as “Turn the Radio On” and “Dumb Ass Kids,” the latter of which is now streaming.



RELEASE: Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012
BACKSTORY: Al Jourgensen this week releases a new live album recorded last year at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. The set — the audio version of which already came out in the U.S. earlier this month — is released in a variety of formats, including single CD, 2CD/DVD and Blu-ray editions.


Tears For FearsTears For Fears

RELEASE: Everybody Wants To Rule The World: The Collection
BACKSTORY: Spectrum Audio this week releases, in the U.K., a new 16-track Tears For Fears best-of, featuring “Mad World,” “Shout,” “Tears Roll Down,” “Change,” “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and more… but not, oddly, “Head Over Heels.”


The Godfathers, 'Jukebox Fury'The Godfathers

RELEASE: Jukebox Fury
BACKSTORY: The reunited modern-rockers this week release, in the U.K., a limited-edition, red-vinyl pressing (500 copies worldwide) of their first new album in 18 years, a 12-track collection featuring “Back Into the Future,” “Let Your Hair Hang Down,” “If I Only Could,” “The Outsider” and more.


Bad MannersBad Manners

RELEASE: Rare & Fatty: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1997
BACKSTORY: The 2 Tone-era ska act this week releases, in the U.K., a new 15-track compilation of rarities “taken from Buster Bloodvessel’s personal vaults” that includes the original versions of “Night Bus to Dalston” and “Elizabethan Reggae,” and a rare version of the band’s hit “That’ll Do NIcely.”



One Comment

  1. The fecking Godfathers. Great great band.

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