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Tag: The Primitives
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Cherry Red Records this March will celebrate the first era of U.K. indie-pop favorites The Primitives with a five-disc box set that collects three studio albums, a raft of singles and related B-sides, demos, covers, material recorded in BBC sessions, and live cuts. Full tracklist right here.
Reunited indie-pop outfit The Primitives have released a new four-song EP titled New Thrills, and will help promote it later this month with a pair of U.K. shows in London and Manchester followed, in early June, by a trio or rare U.S. dates. Stream the new EP, and check out tour dates, here.
This week’s new release round-up includes the rush-released new studio album from ex-Sugarcubes frontwoman Bjork, plus the new Charlatans’ studio album, an expanded 2CD reissue of The Primitives’ “Galore,” and vinyl reissues of Guided By Voices’ “Bee Thousand” and “King Shit & The Golden Boys.”
This week’s new releases include the ‘Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989’ box set, new albums from Lloyd Cole and Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, live albums from Jane’s Addiction and Midge Ure, a new Three O’Clock compilation and Teardrop Explodes, Devo and Primitives reissues.
The Primitives will follow up their recently released collection of early singles, demos and live tracks with an expanded double-disc reissue of 1988 debut album Lovely, which then will be followed this September by six concerts across the U.K. dedicated to celebrating the 25th anniversary of that album’s release.
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Depeche Mode, Wire, The House of Love, Edwyn Collins, Crime & The City Solution and The Wonder Stuff, plus the U.S. release of The Waterboys’ 2011 record, new compilations from Simple Minds, Midge Ure and the Primitives, and Transvision Vamp reissues.
The Primitives today released a new single — it’s out digitally now in the U.K., and will be followed by a limited-edition 7-inch in the U.S. and Europe next month — called “Lose the Reason,” and you can hear the track right now via its just-debuted music video. The song arrives in the U.S. on 7-inch on March 4.
The Primitives this March will release ‘Everything’s Shining Bright: The Lazy Recordings 1985-1987,’ a two-disc, 40-track set collecting the band’s early singles, a handful of demos, a 1987 live set and a “lost” album comprised of an aborted early session for the band’s 1988 debut ‘Lovely.’
The Primitives mark the end of a busy year for the reunited indie-pop act with a brand-new holiday song called “You Trashed Me Christmas,” which can be found on their label’s just-released compilation ‘A Christmas Gift For You From Elefant Records’ — and now you can see the band’s music video for the track.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we highlight another “120 X-Ray” segment, this time a clip from the Aug. 21, 1988, broadcast featuring host Kevin Seal — bathed, as seemingly always, in chintzy special effects — introducing interview segments with Tracey Tracey of The Primitives.
The Primitives this morning released a third video for a track off this year’s “concept covers album” ‘Echoes and Rhymes’ — the reunited indie-pop act’s first new collection in 11 years — this time for their cover of the obscure early-’70s single “Sunshine In My Rainy Day Mind” by the long-forgotten Polly Niles.