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. (Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes titles that came out this past Friday, too.)
Tag: Echo and the Bunnymen
Echo & The Bunnymen have premiered a new recording of what the band subtly calls “the greatest song in the world,” a slowed-down, piano-and-strings take on the classic 1984 single “The Killing Moon” that is to be included on the group’s upcoming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon.
Echo & The Bunnymen this week premiered one of the two new songs that will be included on its upcoming album The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, a collection of largely re-rerecorded material. Check out that new track, “The Somnambulist,” right here. The band also is going on tour later this year.
Having wrapped up their second consecutive summer tour with Violent Femmes, Echo & The Bunnymen today announced a fall North American headlining tour in support of The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, the band’s forthcoming album of orchestral reworkings. See full dates here.
For the second straight summer, Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes will team up for a U.S. co-headlining tour, a trek that so far spans 11 dates in Texas and parts of the south, and which will see the two bands alternating which closes the show each night. See full dates right here.
Echo & The Bunnymen today announced that the release of the band’s new album — a collection of “some of their greatest songs” re-recorded “with strings and things attached” — will be pushed back from May to October as the group puts the final touches on the record. See full tracklist here.
Echo & The Bunnymen and The Jesus and Mary Chain are teaming up for a post-punk dream bill for what appears to be a one-off outdoor concert in the U.K. this summer — with Peter Hook, bassist for Joy Division and New Order, handling opening duties with his band The Light.
Echo & The Bunnymen will release their first new album in four years next May, a collection called The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon that will feature “some of their greatest songs” re-recorded “with strings and things attached” along with a couple brand-new songs. The band also announced U.K. dates next year.
Cherry Red Records will follow up this year’s Manchester-centric box set with one that examines the legacy of Liverpool’s scene from 1976 to 1988, a 5-disc, 100-song collection that will feature music by Echo & The Bunnmen, The Teardrop Explodes, OMD, Wild Swans, Icicle Works, The La’s and more.
Echo & The Bunnymen announced this week that the band has signed to BMG, marking the group’s return to a major label for the first time since the 1990s. On top of that, the band said, in a Facebook post, that it’s “looking forward to sharing future releases very soon.”
Echo & The Bunnymen have again added three dates onto the end of their summer North American tour, announcing plans to play in Minneapolis, London, Ontario, and Montreal in August. This follows the band’s announcement last month that it would add shows in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnepeg.
Violent Femmes will reinvent their classic catalog on a new live album called 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged in America that will be released next month ahead of the band’s eagerly anticipated co-headlining tour with Echo & The Bunnymen. See full tracklist and tour dates here.
Echo & The Bunnymen this week announced a trio of Canadian concerts to follow their co-headlining tour with Violent Femmes this summer, dates in August in the cities of Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. Tickets for the three Bunnymen-only shows will go on sale 10 a.m. local time Friday.