This fall, Miles Copeland will bring MTV’s beloved “120 Minutes” precursor “I.R.S. Records Presents The Cutting Edge” to DVD with a new compilation featuring “the absolute highlights and rare moments” from the show, featuring appearances by the likes of R.E.M., Hüsker Dü, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robyn Hitchcock and more.
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This week’s installment of The Week in Rock features news about Pet Shop Boys, Elizabeth Fraser, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Peter Buck, The Birthday Party, Peter Murphy, Ministry, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Dinsaur Jr, Robyn Hitchcock, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.
Last month, we brought you downloads of two new Robyn Hitchcock songs — the latest in his ‘Phantom 45s’ series — plus a video for one of them, the KT Tunstall-featuring ‘There Goes the Ice.’ Now we can present the second clip, a pub-style hootenanny for the song ‘Twitch 4 Sam Surfer.’
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.
Robyn Hitchcock this week announced he is recording a new album — provisionally titled ‘File Under Pop’ — that’s being eyed for a January release, but, in the meantime, he’s giving away two “interim tracks” as free downloads, including one recorded with singer-songwriter KT Tunstall singing harmonies.
Following the break-up of R.E.M. last year, frontman Michael Stipe was quick to say he had no intentions of making a solo album — but that doesn’t appear to be the case for guitarist Peter Buck. Longtime R.E.M. sideman Scott McCaughey broke the news this week to KIRO 97.3 radio show Seattle Sounds.
This week’s headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs included posts about about Hüsker Dü, Sonic Youth, The Mission, Big Country, New Order, Robyn Hitchcock and much, much more, plus news on how to score a free Slicing Up Eyeballs sticker.
Robyn Hitchcock this month will release ‘Chronolology,’ a 16-track, hand-picked, digital-only greatest-hits set that’s being marketed as the artist’s first-ever best-of — even though he’s been treated to at least three such compilations, all released during the mid-1990s.
Robyn Hitchcock will commemorate the 21st anniversary of his 1990 solo album ‘Eye’ by performing a ‘director’s cut’ of the record while backed by a small neo-classical ensemble in London this fall, as well as a pair of solo-acoustic performances in New York City and San Francisco.
This week’s new releases include a new single from Morrissey featuring two vintage unreleased B-sides, a Norwegian-released album from Robyn Hitchcock, audiophile vinyl pressings from Echo & The Bunnymen, INXS and The B-52s, and a 3CD reissue from The Icicle Works.
The lineup for the 2011 installment of the venerable Glastonbury Festival was unveiled today, and, in addition to expected headliner U2, the massive fest also will feature sets by Morrissey, Big Audio Dynamite, Primal Scream, Hothouse Flowers, Robyn Hitchcock, Suzanne Vega, Billy Bragg and Nick Lowe.
Robyn Hitchcock is set to release a new album called ‘Tromsø, Kaptein’ — possibly as early as next week — on the Norwegian label Hype City Recordings, and the label has made one of the tracks, ‘Light Blue Afternoon,’ available for streaming.
Today is oddball troubadour Robyn Hitchcock’s birthday — he’s 58 — and to mark the occasion, we dug up a pair of rare clips on YouTube featuring The Egyptians performing on something called ‘2Hip4TV’ in 1988.