New Releases — June 16, 2014 at 12:01 am

New releases: Sonic Youth, Paul Westerberg, Marc Almond, Half Japanese

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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.


Sonic Youth Daydream NationSonic Youth

RELEASE: Daydream Nation
BACKSTORY: Sonic Youth begins reissuing its ’80s pre-Geffen releases with new CD and 2LP pressings of Daydream Nation as well as a new CD edition of Ciccone Youth’s The Whitey Album(Full details)


Paul Westerberg, '14 Songs'Paul Westerberg

RELEASE: 14 Songs
BACKSTORY: Paul Westerberg’s post-Replacements solo debut — 1993′s 14 Songs, featuring “World Class Fad” — receives its first-ever vinyl release this week in an 180-gram pressing via Plain Recordings. (Full details)


Marc AlmondMarc Almond

RELEASE: The Dancing Marquis
BACKSTORY:  The former Soft Cell frontman returns this week, in the U.K., with a brand-new studio album produced in part by Tony Visconti and featuring a song written by, and featuring, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker.


Half JapaneseHalf Japanese

RELEASE: Volume 1: 1981-85
BACKSTORY:  Fire Records this week releases, in the U.K., a CD version of its 3LP Record Store Day box set, featuring three of Half Japanese’s albums: 1981’s Loud, plus Our Solar System and Sing No Evil, both from 1985.



One Comment

  1. Ulysses Swanson

    looking forward to getting that Westerberg LP, I have always loved that album.

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