New Releases — May 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

This week’s new releases: Wire, Poster Children, Breeders, Matthew Sweet, Rat Scabies

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.



RELEASE: Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, 154
BACKSTORY: The post-punk legends this week reissue their first three records with each remastered album packaged in a special book and featuring one or more bonus discs filled with studio demos and previously unreleased material.


Poster Children

RELEASE: Grand Bargain! 
BACKSTORY: The reunited indie rock kings of Champaign, Ill., return this week with their first new album in 14 years, an 11-song set that was preceded by the politically charged title track a few months back.
BUY:,, iTunes


The Breeders

RELEASE: Pod, Last Splash, Title TK, Mountain Battles
BACKSTORY: Following the band’s return to the label for new album All Nerve, 4AD this week reissues all four of The Breeders’ prior albums on vinyl; it’s the first time the label has released Pod and Last Splash on vinyl in North America.


Matthew Sweet

RELEASE: Tomorrow’s Daughter
BACKSTORY: The singer-songwriter this week releases his 13th album, a collection of songs originally recorded for last year’s Tomorrow Forever and originally sent to Kickstarter backers who helped fund the 2017 record.
BUY:,, iTunes


Rat Scabies

RELEASE: P.H.D. (Prison Hospital Debt)
BACKSTORY: The former drummer and co-founder of The Damned this week issues his debut solo album, a 12-song set recorded over the last several years that includes the track “Floating,” which we premiered this week.


Lords of Acid

RELEASE: Pretty in Kink
BACKSTORY: The Belgian post-industrial/electronic outfit returns this week with its sixth studio album, a 12-song collection that includes the tracks “Like Pablo Escobar,” “Flow Juice,” “Break Me” and “What the Fuck!”
BUY:,, iTunes





One Comment

  1. HumanCobras

    weren’t Wire and The Breeders records already reissued not long ago??? Seems to be a money gimmick.

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