New Releases — May 26, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Echo & The Bunnymen, Depeche Mode, They Might Be Giants, 7 Seconds

Echo and the Bunnymen 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.


Echo & The BunnymenEcho & The Bunnymen

RELEASE: Meteorites
BACKSTORY: The Bunnymen return this week, in the U.K. and Europe, with their 11th studio album, featuring the singles “Lovers on the Run” and “Holy Moses.” It’s out in the U.S. next week. (Stream full album)


Depeche Mode, 'Speak & Spell'Depeche Mode

RELEASE: Speak & Spell, Exciter, Playing the Angel
BACKSTORY: Depeche Mode this week releases the third and final batch of 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissues of the band’s back catalog with its first, 10th and 11th albums. (Full details)


They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants

RELEASE: Idlewild
BACKSTORY: As they mark their 30 years together, the two Johns this week release a new 17-song compilation of material from the past decade that’s neither a best-of or a rarities set, but something in between.


7 Seconds7 Seconds

RELEASE: Leave a Light On
BACKSTORY:  The pioneering hardcore band returns this week with its first new studio album in nine years, a 14-track set that includes tracks such as “Upgrade Everything,” “Rage Quit” and “My Aim Is You.”


Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega

RELEASE: Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing
BACKSTORY: The first two albums from Suzanne Vega, originally released in 1985 and 1987, are reissued this week in “vinyl replica editions” that are remastered in high-definition digital audio.


Of Factory New YorkVarious artists

RELEASE: Of Factory New York
BACKSTORY: Factory Benelux this week issues a benefit album to aid Michael Shamberg, former head of Factory’s New York office, with music from Section 25, A Certain Ratio and more, plus a live New Order cut from 1989.



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