Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: Dude Incredible
BACKSTORY: Steve Albini returns this week with fifth album from his post-Big Black/Rapeman group Shellac, a nine-track set that includes tracks such as “All the Surveyors,” “Mayor/Surveyor” and “Surveyor.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
RELEASE: La Petite Mort
BACKSTORY: More than three months after it’s U.K. release, the Manchester-bred rockers belatedly issue their latest studio album in the U.S. Tracks include “Frozen Britain,” “Moving On,” and “Bitter Virtue.” (Full details)
RELEASE: Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984: Expanded Edition
BACKSTORY: Al Jourgensen and Co.’s collection of Wax Trax!-era singles is reissued and expanded with a second disc of bonus material, including the unreleased “Same Old Madness.” (Full details)
Scruffy the Cat
RELEASE: The Good Goodbye: Unreleased Recordings 1984-1990
BACKSTORY: Omnivore Recordings this week releases a 23-track collection that, aside from one song issued in 1989, is entirely unreleased. The music spans “the band’s origin to their final, unissued sessions.” (Full details)
New Model Army
RELEASE: Between Wine and Blood
BACKSTORY: The U.K. post-punk act follows up last year’s Between Dog and Wolf with a new collection that combines a mini album of six new studio tracks and an 11-song live album. Out in the U.S. this week.