New Releases — April 17, 2017 at 8:16 am

New releases: Robyn Hitchcock’s new self-titled album, plus Big Star’s ‘Third’ live

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.


Robyn Hitchcock

RELEASE: Robyn Hitchcock
BACKSTORY: first new album in two yearsRobyn Hitchcock this week releases his , and 21st overall. The self-titled set was preceded by the singles “I Want to Tell You About What I Want” and “Raymond and the Wires.”
BUY:,, iTunes


Various artists

RELEASE: Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live… And More
BACKSTORY: Members of Big Star, R.E.M.,  The dB’s, Let’s Active, Posies, Semisonic, Wilco and Yo La Tengo come together to perform Big Star’s Third and more at a concert recorded last year in California.




One Comment

  1. Anyone who’s seen one of the Big Star Third performances knows this release and the forthcoming DVD will be great.

    More so because in celebrating the best band of the 1970s, our 1980s heroes uncovered some outstanding new talent for the 20-whatevers in Skylar Gudasz and Brett Harris. Those two played key roles in the Third traveling ensemble and are forging solid careers of their own. Gudasz’ recent album “Oleander” in particular is amazing.

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