New Releases — April 14, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Afghan Whigs, Dead Kennedys, Billy Bragg, Ski Patrol, Stone Roses

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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.


Afghan WhigsThe Afghan Whigs

RELEASE: Do To The Beast
BACKSTORY: The reunited Afghan Whigs — sans guitarist Rick McCollum — return this week with their first new studio album in 16 years, a 10-song effort that was preceded by lead single “Algiers.”


Dead KennedysDead Kennedys

RELEASE: Original Singles Collection
BACKSTORY: The seven single released by the California punk legends between 1979 and 1982 are reissued this week in a new box set, which will feature the remastered singles in their original sleeves.


Billy BraggBilly Bragg

RELEASE: Live at the Union Chapel London
BACKSTORY: The alt-folk troubadour returns this week with a two-disc CD/DVD package capturing his June 5, 2013, performance in London in support of last year’s Tooth & Nail album. Includes bonus features and postcards.


Ski Patrol - Versions of a LifeSki Patrol

RELEASE: Versions Of A Life (Recordings 1979-81)
BACKSTORY: The U.K. postpunk act this week releases a new compilation that collects its recorded output from 1979 to 1981, including singles, previously unreleased mixes, their John Peel session and more (full tracklist).


The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses

RELEASE: The Stone Roses
BACKSTORY: The classic 1989 debut from The Stone Roses is reissued on vinyl this week by Sony Music in the U.K. The album features “Made of Stone,” “I Am the Resurrection,” “I Wanna Be Adored” and more.




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