The Cult, ‘Sonic Temple 30’

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. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured.


The Cult

RELEASE: Sonic Temple 30
BACKSTORY: The Cult’s smash 1989 album is being reissued this week for its 30th anniversary in three different packages: 5CD box set (including a two-disc live album), 3LP/1 cassette deluxe edition and a 2LP vinyl pressing.
BUY:,, Beggars Arkive



RELEASE:  Beneath the Eyrie
BACKSTORY: The Pixies are back this week with their third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal album and seventh full-length overall. It’s available in multiple formats, including a deluxe box set directly from the band.
BUY:,, Pixies


Robyn Hitchcock and Andy Partridge

RELEASE: Planet England
BACKSTORY: The two songwriting greats this week release a four-song EP that Robyn Hitchcock says “began in (Andy Partridge’s) shed in Swindon in 2006” and is now finished after the two re-teamed last year.
BUY:,, Burning Shed



RELEASE: Dekadance
BACKSTORY: First vinyl pressing of 1984 Australian cassette release (not the 1983 U.S. EP) featuring six extended remixes of tracks from The Swing, plus a duet of “Jackson” featuring Michael Hutchence and Jenny Morris.


Rain Parade

RELEASE: Emergency Third Rail Power Trip
BACKSTORY: The 1983 Paisley Underground classic is reissued on vinyl for the first time in more than 30 years by Real Gone Music. A limited-edition run of 1,000 copies are pressed in red-and-yellow starburst vinyl.






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