New Releases — September 3, 2018 at 6:00 am

This week’s new releases: Soft Cell box set, plus Spiritualized, Durutti Column, Posies

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.


Soft Cell

RELEASE: Keychains & Snowstorms: The Soft Cell Story
BACKSTORY: The classic synthpop due this week releases, in the U.K., a massive, 9CD/1DVD career-spanning box set, to be followed later this month by a single-disc hits compilation that features two brand new songs.
BUY:,, uDiscoverMusic, iTunes



RELEASE: And Nothing Hurt 
BACKSTORY: Jason Pierce returns this week with his eighth album under the Spiritualized banner, a nine-song record recorded largely at home by himself. Features the songs “The Morning After,” “Let’s Dance” and “A Perfect Miracle.”
BUY:,, iTunes


The Durutti Column

RELEASE: Without Mercy
BACKSTORY: Vini Reilly and Co.’s 1984 album is expanded into a 4-disc set. Bonus tracks include the original recordings of several songs, plus a companion EP and two previously unreleased live sets.


The Posies

RELEASE: Frosting on the Beater
BACKSTORY: The alt/power-pop outfit’s third album, originally released in 1993, is reissued this week in a 2CD package with with 31 bonus tracks, 15 of which are previously unreleased. Contains demos, alternate versions and more.





One Comment

  1. Posies’ “Frosting On the Beater” crushes anything Nirvana ever put out. Best Seattle-scene record from that period by a mile.

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