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Throwing Muses at Slicing Up Eyeballs

Released last October as part of a 64-page album/book combo, Throwing Muses’ first new album in a decade — the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise — will be issued next month on both double LP and cassette by HHBTM Records, the label announced this morning.

The Muses — Kristin Hersh, Dave Narcizo and bassist Bernie Georges — began work on the record in early 2010, with Hersh posting demos online and soliciting funding for the project through the CASH Music platform she co-founded.

In January 2011, Hersh announced that initial recording sessions had been completed.

The album/book was published last Oct. 29, nearly a year after Hersh announced that she had “just finished writing the book that is the Throwing Muses’ new record.”

Now comes vinyl and cassette releases, set to arrive in stores almost exactly a year later, on Oct. 28. The double LP comes in a “super thick gatefold dual pocket Tip-On sleeve” with a fold-out, full-color insert and a download card. Both the cassette and LP releases can be purchased in deluxe editions that come with a canvas totebag and set of buttons.

The vinyl and cassette editions are both up for pre-order now.


Close Lobsters Video Debut at Slicing Up Eyeballs

The reunited original lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — today released a brand-new EP that marks the band’s first recordings in a quarter century, and we’re thrilled to premiere the video for one of the tracks, “New York City in Space,” here on Slicing Up Eyeballs (see below).

The Kuntswerk in Spacetime EP was released by Shelflife Records in a five-track digital format, with two new songs, “Now Time” and “New York City in Space,” plus three additional mixes. A 7-inch featuring the two songs will follow on June 17, having been delayed by some issues with the sleeve art.

The Close Lobsters reunited in 2012 for a handful of dates, and have played sporadically since, including an appearance in New York City last year.

During their original 1985-to-1989 run, the Close Lobsters put out a number of singles and two albums, 1987′s Foxheads Stalk This Land and 1989′s Headache Rhetoric. In 2009, the group released a best-of set called Forever, Until Victory! The Singles Collection, featuring, among other standouts, “Firestation Towers,” the group’s inclusion on the C86 tape.

In 2012, the band released a super-limited 7-inch single featuring a pair of previously unreleased cut: a 1990 demo called “Steel Love” and a 1989 live recording of a song called “Head Above Water.”

Below, check out the EP tracklist and the video for the brand-new track “New York City in Space.”