New Releases — March 31, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Killing Joke, Mighty Lemon Drops, Flaming Lips, Swans, Athletico Spizz 80

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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.


Killing JokeKilling Joke

BACKSTORY: The postpunk legends’ fan-funded triple-album compilation of dub remixes, compiled by bassist Youth last year, gets a full commercial release this week in the U.K. in both 3CD and 3LP sets.


The Mighty Lemon DropsThe Mighty Lemon Drops

RELEASE: Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985/1986
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week will digs into The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early years with a new 24-track compilation of material culled from the indie-pop favorites’ early singles, demos, BBC radio sessions and  more.


The Flaming LipsThe Flaming Lips

RELEASE: Flaming Side of the Moon
BACKSTORY: Warner Bros. this past weekend announced a new Flaming Lips companion album to be played while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon —  and while watching “The Wizard of Oz.”



RELEASE: The Burning World
BACKSTORY: The sixth studio album from Michael Gira’s Swans, originally released in 1989 and produced by Bill Laswell, is reissued this week in a limited-edition vinyl pressing by 1972 Records.


Athletico Spizz 80,Athletico Spizz 80

RELEASE: Do a Runner
BACKSTORY: The 1980 debut album from the U.K. punk/New Wave act is reissued this week in remastered form, paired with the band’s second album, Spikey Dream Flowers, which was released the following year.




One Comment

  1. Barney Whiteoak

    Jon Langford of the Mekons, Waco Bros, etc. new album – Here Be Monsters – released today.

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