New Releases — April 28, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Pixies, The Sound, X, Prefab Sprout, Inspiral Carpets, The Clash doc

Pixies CROP

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


Pixies 'Indie Cindy'Pixies

RELEASE: Indie Cindy
BACKSTORY: The Pixies return this week with their first new album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, a collection of 12 new songs released over the past year via a trio of limited-edition EPs.


The Sound box setThe Sound

RELEASE: Jeopardy + From The Lion’s Mouth + All Fall Down
BACKSTORY: The U.K. post-punk act this week with a box set that collects expanded editions of the band’s first three albums along with a fourth disc featuring two BBC live concerts recorded in 1981 and 1985.



RELEASE: Under the Big Black Sun
BACKSTORY: The third album from the L.A. punk legends receives a remastered and expanded reissue this week from Real Gone Music, with the original 1982 album supplanted by five bonus tracks.


the ClashThe Clash

RELEASE: “The Rise and Fall of The Clash”
BACKSTORY:  Featuring new and archival interviews with the band members and their associates, as well as performance footage, Danny Garcia’s documentary on the punk legends is released this week by Shout! Factory.


Prefab SproutPrefab Sprout

RELEASE: Crimson/Red
BACKSTORY: Originally released last fall in the U.K., the reclusive Paddy McAloon returns with a new 10-song album, his first since 2009 release of Let’s Change the World With Music.


Inspiral CarpetsInspiral Carpets

BACKSTORY: The Madchester act’s 1989 cassette of demos, which had been recorded two years prior, is reissued this by Cherry Red Records, supplemented with four songs from an even earlier ’87 demo.





  1. Hello from France. I am the biographer of Paddy McAloon and Prefab Sprout and will be publishing my book on 16 August 2014 on Indigenous Press. As you guys are stalwart fans of Prefab Sprout, I thought maybe you could feature the book on your website. For full details of the book, go to my website either at or – if you want images or text to support this, I’m at your disposal, too. Regards, John
    p.s. I love what you guys do here

  2. X reissue is a straight re-release of the OOP Rhino expanded edition – no new mastering, no new tracks.

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