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This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys

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 titles include The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys.

The The adds headlining appearance at UK’s Festival No. 6 to 2018  reunion

The The adds headlining appearance at UK’s Festival No. 6 to 2018 reunion

Matt Johnson continues to slowly expand the much-anticipated live return of The The next year, today announcing the group will headline Festival No. 6 in Portmeirion, a booking that’s being billed as the band’s only confirmed U.K. date outside London. See full dates here.

The The announces new 3-disc ‘Radio Cineola Trilogy’ box set, first concerts in 16 years

The The announces new 3-disc ‘Radio Cineola Trilogy’ box set, first concerts in 16 years

Matt Johnson will follow up the release of The The’s first new music in a decade with a busy fall that will include the release of a 3-disc box set chronicling his 12-hour “Radio Cineola” live broadcast in 2015, screenings of an accompanying documentary and The The’s first concerts in 16 years.

The The re-presses sold-out ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ 7-inch on white vinyl

The The re-presses sold-out ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ 7-inch on white vinyl

Responding to website-crashing demand for its first new single in a decade, The The today announced it has re-pressed the 7-inch for “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming” on white vinyl in what is presumably a less-limited run, and is now selling the record on its website. The new pressing is available now.

Watch: The The’s emotional new music video for ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’

Watch: The The’s emotional new music video for ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’

The The today released a music video for the band’s comeback single “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” an emotional clip that, like the song, pays tribute to bandleader Matt Johnson’s late brother Andrew Johnson, aka Andy Dog, who designed much of The The’s artwork.

The The apologizes for 7-inch snafu, promises to release new single on CD, digital

The The apologizes for 7-inch snafu, promises to release new single on CD, digital

The The today apologized for a trouble-plagued attempt to sell extra copies of its Record Store Day 7-inch single online Saturday, and, acknowledging that “demand far exceeded everyone’s expectations,” announced that “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming” will be released digitally and on CD.

The The to sell extra copies of its Record Store Day 7-inch online this weekend

The The to sell extra copies of its Record Store Day 7-inch online this weekend

Fans of The The in the U.S. and other parts of the world that aren’t the U.K. will get their chance to buy Matt Johnson and Co.’s first new single in 10 years Saturday as extra copies of the band’s much-coveted, and very sold-out, Record Store Day 7-inch go on sale online.

Whoever’s running the TSA’s Instagram has pretty great taste in 7-inch singles

Whoever’s running the TSA’s Instagram has pretty great taste in 7-inch singles

Today was Record Store Day, and as one eagle-eyed Slicing Up Eyeballs reader alerted us, the Transportation Security Administration took to Instagram to relay an important message for traveling collectors: pack that fresh vinyl in your carry-on, not your checked baggage.

Listen: The The, ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ — first new single in 10 years

Listen: The The, ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ — first new single in 10 years

Matt Johnson debuted his first new The The single in a decade today on Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music show, calling in to the program to introduce “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” a tribute to his late brother that will be released as a 7-inch single for Record Store Day in the U.K.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson earns an MTV disclaimer while hosting in 1986

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The The’s Matt Johnson earns an MTV disclaimer while hosting in 1986

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we look back at the time The The mastermind Matt Johnson hosted the show in 1986 while promoting that year’s Infected — and earned an on-screen disclaimer because of his stridently political remarks between music videos.

The The re-enlists Johnny Marr on first new single in 10 years for Record Store Day

The The re-enlists Johnny Marr on first new single in 10 years for Record Store Day

Two years after announcing work on a new The The album, Matt Johnson is releasing his first full-band music under that moniker in the form of “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming,” an etched one-sided 7-inch single to be issued next month as part of Record Store Day in the U.K.

This week: New music from The The, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond — plus Julian Cope best-of

This week: New music from The The, Jimmy Somerville, Marc Almond — plus Julian Cope best-of

This week’s new releases include brand-new music from The The, Jimmy Somerville (Bronski Beat, The Communards) and Marc Almond (Soft Cell), plus a new best-of from Julian Cope (The Teardrop Explodes) that collects material of his from the past 15 years.

Matt Johnson recording first proper The The album in 15 years: ‘A new start for my career’

Matt Johnson recording first proper The The album in 15 years: ‘A new start for my career’

The The mastermind Matt Johnson spent the first decade of the 2000s musically inactive and moved on to issue scores to independent films under his old band’s moniker for the past few years. Now, though, he’s finally doing what fans have been clamoring for: he’s recording a proper new The The album.

New releases: The The, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, X, Steve Wynn, Cabaret Voltaire

New releases: The The, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, X, Steve Wynn, Cabaret Voltaire

This week’s new releases include the 30th anniversary vinyl reissue of The The’s ‘Soul Mining,’ a second brand-new album from Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, a reissue of X’s ‘More Fun in the New World,’ a collection from Steve Wynn called ‘Sketches in Spain,’ a Blow Monkeys reissue and a Cabaret Voltaire best-of.