Cherry Red Records this summer will release the latest in its series of box sets commemorating extremely specific U.K. musical subgenres with “Come Together.”
James are celebrating their 40th anniversary with an album of 20 re-recorded classics and deeper cuts “re-imagined” with a 22-piece orchestra and an 8-piece choir.
Manchester stalwarts James will return with their 16th studio album — and first in three years — this June with the release of All the Colours of You, an 11-track set that was partially recorded before COVID-19, but which features a title track inspired by the pandemic’s lockdowns and the concurrent racial justice movement.
Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series — newly rechristened Alt. Rewind — that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the latest installment right here.
The Psychedelic Furs have become a regular fixture on the U.S. touring circuit in recent years, performing well-received greatest-hits sets from coast to coast. But at recent shows on the band’s current tour with James, fans have been treated to something far more rare: a new song. Check out live performances of it right here.
The hard-touring Psychedelic Furs are heading back out on the road in the U.S. this month for a 14-date spring trek that will be followed by a 22-date North American tour this summer in which Richard Butler and Co. will share the bill with James. Full dates and details right here.
Record Rack: 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. Not a big week on the new-release front, but there is a brand-new studio album from James: ‘Living in Extraordinary Times.’
Record Rack: 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. This week’s releases include titles from Pet Shop Boys, Bronski Beat, Howard Jones, The Cars, James and more.
This week’s new releases include the brand-new record from Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener or Ride, plus a new Blancmange LP, a box set combining James’ ‘Laid’ and ‘Wah Wah’ albums, plus new low-cost introductory compilations from Lloyd Cole and The La’s.
Manchester-bred rockers James this week released their new album La Petite Mort in the U.S. — it came out in early June over in the U.K. and Europe — and have now announced they’re “venturing stateside for one night only” with a performance set for Oct. 21 at New York City’s Webster Hall.
This week’s releases include a brand-new album from Steve Albini’s Shellac, the belated U.S. release of James’ new studio album, a reissue of MInistry’s ‘Twelve Inch Singles,’ a collection of unreleased Scruffy the Cat material, and the U.S. release of New Model Army’s latest record.
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Bob Mould, Peter Murphy, Echo & The Bunnymen, Camper Van Beethoven and James, plus reissues from Morrissey and Soundgarden, and a new latter-period best-of from Paul Weller.
Manchester-bred rockers James today announced they’ll release their next album — La Petite Mort, the first taste of which, “Frozen Britain,” you can stream below — this June, a record that bassist Jim Glennie says “stretched us and the songs and pushed us to new heights in craftsmanship and intensity.”