New Releases — May 6, 2019 at 6:27 am

New releases: Howard Jones, Gang of Four, Dream Syndicate, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys

Howard Jones

This is 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. Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes a few that just came out last Friday, too.


Howard Jones

RELEASE:  Transform
BACKSTORY: The synthpop pioneer returns this Friday with what he’s billing as his first proper studio album in a decade. Famed electronic musician BT collaborates with Jones on three songs on the new record.


The Dream Syndicate

RELEASE: These Times
BACKSTORY: The Paisley Underground-era rockers on Friday released their second studio album since reuniting, a 10-song collection that includes the songs “Black Light,” “The Way In” and “Treading Water Underneath the Stars.”


Gang of Four

RELEASE: Happy Now
BACKSTORY:The famed Andy Gill-led post-punk act on Friday released its first new album in four years, a 10-song collection that was previewed this year via the band’s Complicit EP. Features the songs “I’m a Liar” and “White Lies.”


Bad Religion

RELEASE: Age of Unreason
BACKSTORY: The Los Angeles punk legends on Friday released their 17th studio album, and their first to feature new guitarist Mike Dimkich and new drummer Jamie Miller. Includes “Chaos from Within.”


Dead Kennedys

BACKSTORY: The punk legends celebrate their 40th anniversary this year with this new 3CD live set, out now, that includes three separate concerts: 1982 shows recorded in Amsterdam and Munich, and a 1985 gig in San Francisco.





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