New Releases — February 26, 2018 at 6:21 am

This week’s new releases: Breeders, Buffalo Tom, Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise and more

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.


The Breeders

RELEASE: All Nerve
BACKSTORY: Kim Deal’s Breeders return this week with their fifth studio album, and first in a decade — and their first with the classic Last Splash-era lineup since, well, Last Splash was released 25 years ago.
BUY:,, iTunes


Buffalo Tom

RELEASE: Quiet and Peace
BACKSTORY: The Bill Janovitz-led Buffalo Tom returns this week with the band’s third post-reunion album, an 11-song collection of new songs that also includes a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Only Living Boy in New York.”


Pet Shop Boys

RELEASE: PleaseActually, Introspective
BACKSTORY: The latest batch of Pet Shop Boys reissues arrives this week, with each featuring a brand-new remaster of the original album and the 2001 Further listening bonus disc with remixes, demos and more.


The Art of Noise

RELEASE: In Visible Silence
BACKSTORY: The Art of Noise’s second studio album receives an expanded 2LP reissue on blue vinyl, with the second record featuring 17 additional tracks, some of which are previously unreleased.


Annie Lennox

RELEASE: Diva, Medusa
BACKSTORY: The former Eurythmics frontwoman’s first two solo albums — 1992’s Diva, featuring the hits “Why” and “Walking On Broken Glass,” and 1995’s Medusa — are reissued this week in new vinyl pressings.



RELEASE: A Real Labour of Love
BACKSTORY: The U.K. reggae act — featuring Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro — this week releases yet another collection of covers, this time of classic reggae artists such as Gregory Isaacs and Barrington Levy.
BUY:,, iTunes






  1. The Breeders just got a really good feature writeup in the NY Times:

  2. Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl also has an excellent new album that was released yesterday, “Record.”

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