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. This week: Cocteau Twins, Game Theory, Heaven 17 and more.
Tag: Game Theory
Omnivore Recordings this spring will finish its Game Theory reissue campaign by releasing a new collection of almost entirely unreleased material recorded by the jangle-pop outfit’s final lineup in 1989 and 1990, when late frontman Scott Miller brought on board Michael Quercio of the recently broken-up The Three O’Clock.
This week’s new releases include multi-disc box sets from Simple Minds, Alien Sex Fiend, Roxy Music and The Farm, new albums from Shriekback, The Rezillos and The Monochrome Set, a reissue from Game Theory, and a compilation of late-’70s and early-’80s post-punk tracks.
Omnivore Recordings continues its Game Theory reissue campaign with the release in March of an expanded 30th anniversary edition of the Scott Miller-fronted college-rock favorites’ 1985 sophomore album Real Nighttime, supplementing the original record with 13 bonus tracks.
This week’s new releases include individual 2LP vinyl editions of R.E.M.’s 1991 and 2001 “MTV Unplugged” sessions, plus a CD/DVD live document of last year’s reunion of The Call with BRMC’s Robert Levon Been filling in for his late father, and a reissue of Game Theory’s 1982 debut “Blaze of Glory.”
Last weekend, ’80s jangle-pop favorites Let’s Active reunited on stage in Carrboro, N.C., for the first time in 24 years, performing an 11-song set at Be Loud! ’14, a benefit for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation in memory of 15-year-old Sophie Steiner, who died of cancer last year.
Let’s Active will reunite on stage in Carrboro, N.C., for the first time in 24 years tonight at a teenage cancer benefit, with bandleader and R.E.M. producer Mitch Easter joined by founding drummer Sara Romweber and Game Theory bassist Suzi Ziegler filling in for the late Faye Hunter,
Omnivore Recordings will launch a new Game Theory reissue campaign this September with the first release of the band’s debut Blaze of Glory in its original form since the album’s original issue in 1982, supplementing the 12-track record with 15 bonus tracks,
New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman, Ted Leo, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices and Nada Surf, The Wrens’ Charles Bissell and more are slated to perform in New York City later this month as part of a tribute to Scott Miller of ’80s college-rock act Game Theory and later, who died in April.
In the wake of the death last week of Scott Miller — the 53-year-old frontman of ’80s college-rock act Game Theory and later, through much of the ’90s, The Loud Family — friends have launched an online funding drive to raise money to support the “educational future” of his daughters Valerie, 10, and Julianne, 7.
Scott Miller, who fronted ’80s college-rock act Game Theory and later The Loud Family, has died at the age of 53, according to a message posted on the latter band’s website. “He was a wonderful, loyal friend as well as a brilliant musician, and I will miss him for the rest of my life,” his webmaster wrote.
Paisley Underground mainstays Rain Parade have reunited after 25 years, performing Saturday night at The Earl in Atlanta during a benefit concert to raise money to help Bobby Sutliff, singer/guitarist/songwriter for ’80s contemporaries The Windbreakers, who was seriously injured in a car accident last summer.