Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
New Model Army
RELEASE: Between Dog and Wolf
BACKSTORY: The U.K. post-punk act this week releases, in the U.S. (it came out last week in the U.K.), ts 12th studio album and first in four years, a 14-track set on which the band debuts its new bassist. Songs include “I Need More Time,” “March in September” and “Horsemen” (see full tracklist).
RELEASE: Archive #828285 Live
BACKSTORY: Cabaret Voltaire co-founder Richard H Kirk this week releases, in the U.K., a 3CD box set collecting live recordings from 1982 (concerts in Liverpool and Sheffield, England) and 1985 (Toronto): “The performances here are unique in that they show Cabaret Voltaire in a period of transition.”
RELEASE: Lucky Numbers
BACKSTORY: The Eurythmics co-founder returns with with this third new album in as many years, a collection that merges his “rock and country influences, backed once again by the best players in Nashville” who also played on 2011’s The Blackbird Diaries and 2012’s The Ringmaster General.
RELEASE: Phantom Train
BACKSTORY: The Bongos, who reunited this past summer and will play more shows in 2014, this week release a “lost” album that was begun in 1985 but shelved when the band split. The record was “revisited and remixed” by the band’s frontman, Richard Barone, this past summer
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red Records this week gives, in the U.K., Martin Fry and Co.’s 1997 album an expanded reissue, appending the original album with a nine-track bonus disc featuring live cuts, alternate takes and other bonus tracks, including an acoustic version of “Stranger Things.”