Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

The Feelies, 'Here Before'ARTIST: The Feelies
RELEASE: Here Before
BACKSTORY: The reunited college-rock favorites this week release their first new album in 20 years, a 13-track collection on Bar/None Records — the band’s first new recording since 1991’s Time for a Witness. The album is produced by bandmates Glenn Mercer and Bill Million (see full tracklist and download a free track here).
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl or digital), iTunes (digital)

Meat Puppets, 'Lollipop'ARTIST: Meat Puppets
RELEASE: Lollipop
BACKSTORY: The long-running desert rockers — founding members Cris and Curt Kirkwood, plus new drummer Shandon Sahm, son of Doug Sahm — are back this week with the release of their first new record since 2009’s Sewn Together via hard-rock imprint Megaforce Records (see full tracklist here and download a free track here).
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, vinyl or digital), iTunes (digital)

a-ha, 'Ending on a High Note: The Final Concert'ARTIST: a-ha
RELEASE: Ending on a High Note: The Final Concert
BACKSTORY: The Norwegian pop trio said farewell to its fans with a massive world tour that culminated with a Dec. 4 concert in Oslo, which is now captured on a trio of import releases that include a single CD (featuring 16 of the concert’s 20 songs) and separate DVD (NTSC)  and Blu-ray (all-region) releases (the film versions feature the entire concert).
BUY IT: Amazon.com (CD, DVD and Blu-ray)

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