New Releases — June 9, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: ‘C86’ 3CD reissue, Chrissie Hynde, The Mission, Depeche Mode tribute

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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.


C86Various Artists

RELEASE: C86: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week reissues, in the U.K., the NME’s legendary C86 cassette in an expanded 3CD set, featuring 72 tracks, including many never-before-available on CD and four previously unreleased. (Full details)


Chrissie Hynde 'Stockholm'Chrissie Hynde

RELEASE: Stockholm
BACKSTORY: After 37 years at the helm of The Pretenders, frontwoman Chrissie Hynde this week goes solo with an 11-song collection that was preceded by the single “Dark Sunglasses.” (Full details)


The Mission, 'Different Colours' EPThe Mission

RELEASE: Different Colours
BACKSTORY:  Wayne Hussey and Co. dish out a new vinyl-and-digital EP  featuring four new songs that each are sung by a different member of the band plus, in the digital format, a cover of “All Along the Watchtower.” (Full details)


8-Bit Operators8-Bit Operators

RELEASE: Enjoy the Science: Tribute to Depeche Mode
BACKSTORY:  The collective this week releases a collection of chiptune covers of Depeche Mode classics — a 15-track collection of ”highly musical, lo-bit video-game hardware re-imaginings.” (Stream full album)


Bob MouldBob Mould

RELEASE: Beauty & Ruin
BACKSTORY: The ex-Hüsker Dü frontman this week releases, in the U.K.,  his 11th album, which “packs a staggering lifetime’s worth of emotion and experience into a 36-minute package.” Out last week in U.K. (Full details)



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