• Lyres, On Fyre

In late September Spanish garage-rock label Munster reissued the first two albums by Boston legends the Lyres. Both seem to go in and out of print on a regular basis, and the latest go-round was in 1998, when Matador reissued the band’s first three albums and a compilation of early tracks. The Lyres were formed in 1979 by Jeff “Monoman” Conolly after his great punk combo DMZ called it quits, and they’ve soldiered on with different lineups in fits and starts ever since (though there hasn’t been a new Lyres record since 1988). On Fyre was originally released in 1984, and Lyres Lyres came out two years later, both on the Ace of Hearts label, which had released the group’s self-titled debut EP in 1981.