New Releases — June 29, 2018 at 6:44 am

This week’s new releases: The Alarm, David Bowie, Innocence Mission, Flaming Lips, Posies

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.


The Alarm

BACKSTORY: Mike Peters this week releases his first album under the banner of The Alarm since 2010’s Direct Action. The 11-song record features “Two Rivers,” “Beautiful” and the Billy Duffy collaboration “Coming Backwards.”


David Bowie

RELEASE: Welcome to the Blackout: Live London ’78
BACKSTORY: Rhino Records this week releases a CD version of David Bowie’s latest Record Store Day release, a live set recorded at Earl’s Court in London in 1978. Features “Heroes,” “Fame,” “Five Years” and more.


The Innocence Mission

RELEASE: Son on the Square
BACKSTORY: The long-running indie-folk group this week releases its 10th studio album and first in three years, a 10-song collection that includes “Records From Your Room,” “Shadow of the Pines” and “Buildings in Flower.”


The Flaming Lips

RELEASE: Seeing the Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990
BACKSTORY: This 6CD box set brings together the band’s first four Restless Records albums and a host of b-sides and other rare tracks.


The Posies

RELEASE: Dear 23
BACKSTORY: Omnivore Recordings this week reissues the band’s 1990 major-label debut in a 2CD set that includes a remastered edition of the original album and a second disc of demos, alternate mixes and other tracks.






  1. HumanCobras

    Enough with the Bowie reissues. Go to your local used store and get way cheaper than these pricey reissues. It’s such a bore. Reissue LONG LOST gems.

  2. For a format that has been said to be dying for the past 15-20 years, there sure are a lot of obscure reissues being made available on CD.

    • CD is the new vinyl. 8-)

      • Let’s hope so. Despite my fond memories of vinyl it is not a practical format for me these days and I find MP3s and streaming wanting at best. CD remains my format of choice. Long live physical formats!

  3. Stephen BC

    Welcome to the blackout may be the very last CD i’m able to buy from Amazon since they are about to block Aussies from their stores (except for the local junk shop offering).

    It’s going to be an interesting listen for me as Stage was one of my first Bowie albums purchased decades ago and I can “play” the whole album in my mind, so this will be a bit like having a remix album.

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