New Releases — March 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

This week: New music from The The, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond — plus Julian Cope best-of

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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.


The TheThe The

BACKSTORY: Matt Johnson this week releases his third independent film soundtrack under the The The banner, teaming for the second time with his brother, director Gerard Johnson, for this 20-track score.


Jimmy SomervilleJimmy Somerville

BACKSTORY: The former Bronski Beat and Communards frontman returns with an album that, as its title suggests, is an homage to the disco era. Tracks include “Some Wonder,” “Taken Away,” “The Core” and “Lights are Shining.”


Marc AlmondMarc Almond

RELEASE: The Velvet Trail
BACKSTORY: The former Soft Cell leader returns with his latest solo album, a collection of new material that finds him collaborating with producer/composer Christ Braide over the span of 16 tracks .


Julian CopeJulian Cope

RELEASE: Trip Advizer: The Very Best of Julian Cope 1999-2014
BACKSTORY: The former Teardrop Explodes frontman this week releases a new best-of that collects 16 tracks from between 1999 and 2014, including “Hell is Wicked,” “They Were On Hard Drugs” and “These Things I Know.”





  1. Also Alien Sex Fiend: Classic Albums and BBC sessions is out in the US this week; it’s been out in the UK for a few weeks. First four albums in one set, all with bonus tracks.

  2. and an odd one: A new Rezillos CD out tomorrow, on Metropolis

  3. Also available Shriekback’s new one Without Real String or Fish. Find it at, along with some remastered and rereleased older stuff.

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