New Releases — January 19, 2015 at 12:01 am

New releases: The Waterboys, Jellyfish, Pixies, Rollins Band, Information Society

The Waterboys 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.


The WaterboysThe Waterboys

RELEASE: Modern Blues
BACKSTORY: Mike Scott and Co. return with their first new album in four years and 11th overall, a nine-song collection recorded in Nashville. It’s out in the U.K. this week, but not in the U.S. until the beginning of April.



RELEASE: Bellybutton, Spilt Milk
BACKSTORY: The two studio albums from the power-pop outfit, originally released in 1990 and 1993, are reissued by Omnivore in 2CD sets this week, with a whopping 54 bonus tracks spread between the two sets.


Pixies Doolittle 25Pixies

RELEASE: Doolittle 25: B-sides, Peel Sessions & Demos
BACKSTORY: The 25th anniversary reissue of the Pixies’ classic second album arrives on vinyl this week, a 3LP set that includes bonus B-sides, Peel sessions and a previously unreleased demos.


Rollins BandRollins Band

BACKSTORY: The 1994 breakthrough album from Henry Rollins’ band, featuring the alt-rock radio hit “Liar,” is reissued this week on limited-edition 180-gram red vinyl. Also features “Fool,” “Icon” and “Wrong Man.”


Information SocietyInformation Society

RELEASE: Information Society
BACKSTORY: The 1988 debut album from Information Society this week receives a brand-new vinyl reissue. The album includes “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” and “Walking Away.”




  1. At last, the two Jellyfish albums get some much deserved Deluxe treatment!!! YES!!!

    • I’m not surprised, given that Omnivore Recordings is behind these reissues. The treatment they’ve been giving the Game Theory catalog is OUTSTANDING. Yay, Omnivore!!!

      You know, I read this interview with Omnivore cofounder Cheryl Pawelski recently and I was totally impressed by what she had to say. One of the most thoughtful interviews I’ve read in a long time — this is a label that really knows what it’s doing. Check it out:

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