New Releases — February 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

New releases: Close Lobsters, Loop, Undertones, Wedding Present, Living Colour, ‘Breakfast Club’

Close Lobsters

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.


Close Lobsters

RELEASE: Post Neo Anti: Arte Povera In the Forest of Symbol
BACKSTORY: The reunited Scottish indie-pop favorites — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — this week release their first new album in 31 years, and jujst their third overall.



RELEASE: Heaven’s End, Fade Out, A Gilded Eternity
BACKSTORY: The three albums released by the U.K. space-rockers in the late ’80s and early ’90s are reissued on CD this week, with the original music remastered and bonus discs featuring demos and radio session recordings.


The Undertones

RELEASE: West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of
BACKSTORY: John Peel’s beloved favorites are commemorated this week in a new, vinyl-only 2LP best-of, a 30-track compilation that spans the years 1978 to 1983. One LP is pressed on white vinyl, the other purple vinyl.


The Wedding Present

RELEASE: Marc Riley Sessions Volume 4
BACKSTORY: David Gedge and Co. this week release the fourth in a series of compilations of radio-session recordings for the Marc Riley show, a set of nine songs put on tape in 2017 and 2018. Includes “Scotland,” “Fifty-Six” and more.


Living Colour

BACKSTORY: The classic 1988 debut from the hard rockers is reissued this week in a new, limited-edition 180-gram pink-vinyl LP pressing. Features the singles “Cult of Personality,” “Glamour Boys” and more.


Various artists

RELEASE: The Breakfast Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
BACKSTORY: The soundtrack to the iconic film is reissued on vinyl this week. Features Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” plus cuts by Wang Chung, Karla DeVito, Keith Forsey, Joyce Kennedy and more.





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