New Releases — December 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

New releases: Black Flag, Nick Cave, David J, US Festival, Rozz Williams, TMBG, Lou Reed

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


Black FlagBlack Flag

RELEASE: What The…
BACKSTORY: The reformed punk legends — featuring guitarist Greg Ginn and since-ousted vocalist Ron Reyes — return with a brand-new 22-track album, the group’s first since 1985’s In My Head and seventh overall.
BUY:, iTunes


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'Live From KCRW'Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

BACKSTORY: The Bad Seeds’ Record Store Day/Black Friday live set gets a wider retail release this week, with the 10-song collection available digitally in the U.S. and on CD as well in the U.K. (full tracklist).
BUY:,, iTunes


David JDavid J

RELEASE: Etiquette Of Violence
BACKSTORY: The Bauhaus bassist’s 1983 solo debut is reissued as a 2CD set with a second disc featuring 17 home demos, rare B-sides and other bonus tracks, including 11 previously unreleased tracks (full tracklist).


Rozz WilliamsRozz Williams

RELEASE: Sleeping Dogs
BACKSTORY: A new collection of previously unreleased material from the late Christian Death frontman is released this week to mark what would have been the singer’s 50th birthday.
BUY:, iTunes


US-Festival-1983-211x300Various Artists

RELEASE: “US Festival 1983: Days 1-3”
BACKSTORY: The week sees release of a new DVD spotlighting the second installment of the US Festival with performances by U2, The Clash, English Beat, INXS, Divinyls and more (full tracklist).


They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants

RELEASE: Flood & Apollo 18, John Henry & Factory Showroom
BACKSTORY: The four albums TMBG released on Elektra in the ’90s are reissued this week in a pair of “two-for-one” sets that pad out each disc with a handful of B-sides and remixes (full tracklists).



RELEASE: Lovey, Car Button Cloth
BACKSTORY: Evan Dando and Co.’s 1990 and 1996 albums are reissued this week by Demon Music Group in expanded editions with extras that include B-sides, cover songs and more.


Ghost DanceGhost Dance

RELEASE: Stop The World
BACKSTORY: The second album from from the classic goth act featuring members of Sisters of Mercy and Skeletal Family, originally released in 1989, is reissued as a 2CD set with bonus B-sides, live tracks and much more.


Lou ReedLou Reed

RELEASE: Playlist: The Very Best of Lou Reed
BACKSTORY: The late Velvet Underground leader is celebrated this week with a new budget-priced compilation featuring “Perfect Day,” “Sweet Jane,” “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Satellite of Love” and more.




  1. The US Festival release looks to be yet another TRIUMPH for a certain group. Magic Power anyone?

  2. I have no idea what the album sounds like but that has got to be the worst album cover I have ever seen for a Black Flag release. At first I thought it was a compilation album for EMF.

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