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: 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: Amazon.com, iTunes
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
RELEASE: Live From KCRW
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: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes
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).
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: Amazon.com, iTunes
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 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.
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.
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.