New Releases — May 20, 2019 at 6:25 am

New releases: Sebadoh, The Waterboys, Stray Cats, Primal Scream, Sting, Morrissey


Sebadoh

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. 

 

Sebadoh

RELEASE:  Act Surprised
BACKSTORY: The indie-rock trio — Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein and Bob D’Amico — returns this week with their first new studio album in six years, a 15-track collection that includes “Follow the Breath” and “Medicate.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Waterboys

RELEASE: Where the Action Is
BACKSTORY: Mike Scott returns this week with a new a 10-song collection — the title is inspired by the chorus to Robert Parker’s northern soul classic “Let’s Go Baby” — that follows up the band’s double album Out Of All This Blue.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Stray Cats

RELEASE: 40
BACKSTORY: The rockabilly favorites — singer/guitarist Brian Setzer, double bassist Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom — are back, and are celebrating their 40th anniversary with their first new studio album in 27 years.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Primal Scream

RELEASE: Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles
BACKSTORY: Bobby Gillespie and Co. this week release a 2CD career overview, a 31-track singles collection that includes “Velocity Girl,” “Loaded,” “Come Together,” “Higher Than the Sun,” “Rocks,” “Kowalski” and much more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Sting

RELEASE: My Songs
BACKSTORY: The former Police frontman has recorded an album’s worth of “re-imagined” versions of his songs, a collection that includes new takes on “Message in a Bottle,” “Fields of Gold,” “Brand New Day,” “So Lonely” and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Morrissey

RELEASE: California Son
BACKSTORY: Morrissey this week releases a new album of covers, a collection that includes songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jobraith and more — with members of Green Day, Grizzly Bear and Young the Giant guesting.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. It’s only been 27 years since Stray Cats last studio album.

  2. Scott Stalcup

    Right. Won’t have to hit the shop this weekend then…

  3. Yes to the Waterboys.

    Meh, to everything else.

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