New Releases — September 5, 2023 at 6:00 am

New releases: The Cure, Kristin Hersh, Rain Parade, The Folk Implosion

The Cure

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 Cure

DETAILS: The Cure marks the 30th anniversary of its 1993 live album Show with a new 2LP vinyl reissue this week, marking the first time the Wish tour live set has been available on black vinyl since its original release.


Kristin Hersh

RELEASE: Clear Pond Road
DETAILS: After releasing new albums with her bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave in recent years, Kristin Hersh this week puts out her first solo record since 2018, a collection that features the songs “Dandelion” and “Constance Street.”


Rain Parade

RELEASE: Last Rays of a Dying Sun
DETAILS: The reunited Rain Parade, one of the leading lights of the Paisley Underground scene in early- and mid-’80s Los Angeles, this week releases CD and vinyl editions of its third studio album — and first in nearly four decades.


The Folk Implosion

RELEASE: Music for Kids
DETAILS: Lou Barlow and John Davis this week release an 18-track collection of all of the music they wrote for the 1995 film “Kids,” which spawned their left-field hit “Natural One.” The original soundtrack only included seven Folk Implosion songs.




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  1. i am going with THE R P !!

  2. Oh, good. Show on vinyl. So happy to hear that… because there’s no other announcement from The Cure that any of us are waiting on…. It’s September!! Still no word at all!! This is infuriating.

    • It’s just bizarre. I release music and know first-hand (shameless plug… GAMESOME ;)) it takes years to get just one song right but I sure don’t advertise an imminent release until songs are submitted for distribution. For the remastered deluxe editions, not coming out three per year like originally announced, I wonder if the label waits until they sell a certain amount of the latest release which could makes sense. But the new on again, off again album? Baffling. And don’t get me started on 4:13 Dream/Scream. Oh, well. What can we do..?

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