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 music from Thurston Moore, Mark Mulcahy, Pet Shop Boys and U2.
Tag: Mark Mulcahy
Miracle Legion frontman Mark Mulcahy will release his first new album in four years next month in the form of the 11-track The Possum in the Driveway, which comes as he’s wrapping up his current reunion tour with the ’80s college-rock cult favorites. The album is due out April 28.
Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis returned to “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last night to promote his latest album, Tied to a Star, performing the single “Every Morning” on air, and then sticking around for a web-only cover of Mazzy Star’s 1993 hit “Fade Into You.”
The Pixies are set to debut their second new bassist in a year — Paz Lenchantin, who played in A Perfect Circle and Billy Corgan’s brief post-Smashing Pumpkins outfit Zwan — at a just-announced warm-up gig next week in Northampton, Mass., that will feature an opening set from Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy.
On Friday at its Solid Sound festival in Massachusetts, Wilco played a 27-song all-request set that featured exactly one Wilco song… and 26 covers by artists ranging from Television and Bob Dylan to even Daft Punk — not to mention The Replacements’ “Color Me Impressed” with Tommy Stinson.
This week’s new releases include brand new studio albums from Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy, Julian Cope, Steve Kilbey of The Church and Primal Scream, plus an expanded reissue and new rarities compilation from The Chameleons and a live vinyl release from The Fall.