New Releases — May 15, 2023 at 7:43 am

Out this week: Lemonheads, XTC, Ministry, Duran Duran, John Robb’s goth book — and more

The Lemonheads | Photo by Chris Cuffaro

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 coming Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured.


The Lemonheads

RELEASE: Come On Feel (30th Anniversary Edition)
DETAILS: Evan Dando and Co.’s sixth studio album receives an expanded 30th anniversary reissue on CD and vinyl, with the original record packaged with a second disc featuring 14 alternative versions, unreleased demos, covers and rarities.



DETAILS: The XTC audiophile reissue series continues with the first vinyl release in decades of the band’s second album, pressed on 200-gram heavyweight vinyl and packaged, initially, as a 2LP set with the Go+ dub EP.


Duran Duran

RELEASE: Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre, All You Need Is Now
DETAILS: This week sees the belated U.S. release of the latest Duran Duran vinyl reissues, a trio of latter-period studio albums — originally released in 2004, 2007 and 2011, respectively — as 2LP sets. They came out in the U.K. late last year.



RELEASE: Animositisomina
DETAILS: Al Jourgensen and Co.’s eighth studio album, originally released in 2003, this week gets a limited-edition repressing on 180-gram orange vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve. It’s the last Ministry album to feature bassist Paul Barker.


Various Artists

RELEASE: Gary Crowley’s Punk & New Wave Vol. 2
DETAILS: Demon Records this week releases a second box set compiled by the British broadcaster and DJ, with 77 tracks spanning four CDs. Includes music from The Clash, Ramones, The Jam, The Cure, and The Slits, plus lesser-known names like The Limit, Gary Valentine, and The Wardens. Includes a 32-page booklet with track-by-track notes and reminiscences from the likes of Viv Albertine, Glen Matlock and more.


They Might Be Giants

RELEASE: Lincoln
DETAILS: The second studio album from the two Johns, originally released in 1988, receives a new vinyl reissue this week. Features the songs “Ana Ng,” “They’ll Need a Crane,” “Where Your Eyes Don’t Go,” “Piece of Dirt” and “Purple Toupee.”


John Robb

RELEASE: “The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth”
DETAILS: John Robb, bassist of The Membranes and creator of music site Louder Than War, this week publishes in the U.S. his new 650-page book that’s billed as “the first major and comprehensive overview of goth music and culture and its lasting legacy.” Features interviews with members of The Sisters of Mercy, Killing Joke, Bauhaus, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Damned, Einstürzende Neubauten, The Cure and more. The book follows Robb’s “Punk Rock: An Oral History.”


Alan Vega

RELEASE: Live at Rockpalast 1982
DETAILS: This LP/DVD set features the Suicide frontman’s June 4, 1982, performance for the West German TV series “Rockpalast” while touring in support of Collision Drive. The DVD features that as well as an extensive interview with Vega filmed in 2002.




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