Tag: Echo and the Bunnymen

Echo & The Bunnymen reveal ‘Meteorites’ release dates, announce tour of U.K., Europe

Echo & The Bunnymen reveal ‘Meteorites’ release dates, announce tour of U.K., Europe

Echo & The Bunnymen this morning revealed the first details of their 2014 touring plans in support of forthcoming album Meteorites, announcing a 12-date tour this May that mostly will play the U.K. but also will include a trio of concerts in major cities in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Echo & The Bunnymen reveal title, artwork for new album ‘Meteorites’

Echo & The Bunnymen reveal title, artwork for new album ‘Meteorites’

Full details aren’t promised until Wednesday, but Echo & The Bunnymen today “dropp(ed) the veil slightly” on the band’s forthcoming 12th studio album, revealing the title — Meteorites — and artwork for the project via the group’s Facebook page. A full tracklist and release dates presumably will follow later this week.

Echo & The Bunnymen: New album nearing completion, tours of U.S., Europe planned

Echo & The Bunnymen: New album nearing completion, tours of U.S., Europe planned

Echo & The Bunnymen today revealed that the band’s upcoming 12th studio album — produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth — is nearing completion and will be formally announced soon, and that frontman Ian McCulloch “feels it’s the band’s best work for a very long time.”

New releases: Velvet Underground, The Fall, Jellyfish, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dinosaur Jr

New releases: Velvet Underground, The Fall, Jellyfish, Echo & The Bunnymen, Dinosaur Jr

This week’s new releases include a lavish 3CD box set celebrating The Velvet Underground’s second album ‘White Light/White Heat,’ as well as a new EP from The Fall, a collection of radio station performances from Jellyfish and audiophile vinyl reissues from Echo & The Bunnymen and Dinosaur Jr.

New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

This week’s new releases include a brand-new live album from Ministry (out this week in the U.K., but not until late August in the U.S.), plus new vinyl pressings of Echo & The Bunnymen’s first album ‘Crocodiles’ and ‘Fear of Music,’ the third album from Talking Heads.

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen in Liverpool, 1982 — watch 30-minute UK TV special

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen in Liverpool, 1982 — watch 30-minute UK TV special

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present this 30-minute live set by Echo & The Bunnymen that was filmed Aug. 26, 1982, at Sefton Park in Liverpool and aired on the BBC 2 series “Pop Carnival,” a performance that finds Ian McCulloch squarely between their second and third albums.

New releases: ‘Scared to Get Happy,’ Lloyd Cole, Poltergeist, Jane’s Addiction, Midge Ure

New releases: ‘Scared to Get Happy,’ Lloyd Cole, Poltergeist, Jane’s Addiction, Midge Ure

This week’s new releases include the ‘Scared To Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980-1989’ box set, new albums from Lloyd Cole and Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, live albums from Jane’s Addiction and Midge Ure, a new Three O’Clock compilation and Teardrop Explodes, Devo and Primitives reissues.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Crocodiles’ to be reissued in expanded ‘hardback’ 2LP set

Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Crocodiles’ to be reissued in expanded ‘hardback’ 2LP set

Less than three months after it was reissued on red vinyl for Record Store Day, Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 debut album Crocodiles is getting another vinyl reissue, this time on 180-gram audiophile vinyl in an expanded 2LP “Hardback Book Edition” that will feature the original album plus 10 bonus tracks.

Q&A: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant on new instrumental trio Poltergeist

Q&A: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant on new instrumental trio Poltergeist

When it came time for Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant to put together a new band “outside of the restrictive confines of Bunnymen-world” last year, he actually ended up tapping some Bunnymen for the job: namely former bassist Les Pattinson and current drummer Nick Kilroe.

Peter Murphy eyeing early 2014 release for new Youth-produced album ‘Lion’

Peter Murphy eyeing early 2014 release for new Youth-produced album ‘Lion’

Peter Murphy may be out on the road celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus with sets filled entirely by music performed by his old band, but he’s looking forward as well as he works on the follow-up to his 2011 album Ninth, a new record called Lion that’s being produced by Youth and is expected to arrive sometime in early 2014.

Echo & The Bunnymen to begin recording new Youth-produced album in coming weeks

Echo & The Bunnymen to begin recording new Youth-produced album in coming weeks

With demos already in hand, the Echo & The Bunnymen braintrust — frontman Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant — will begin recording their 12th studio album within the next six weeks with Killing Joke bassist Youth likely sitting in as producer, the band announced today.

Video: Ian McCulloch on writing ‘The Killing Moon,’ aka ‘the greatest song ever written’

Video: Ian McCulloch on writing ‘The Killing Moon,’ aka ‘the greatest song ever written’

Ian McCulloch has made no secret over the years of the fact that he considers “The Killing Moon” to be “the greatest song ever written,” and, in this new video for the NME, he explains how the song was born, via a backwards David Bowie chord sequence and some divine lyrical intervention.

Free MP3: Ian McCulloch, ‘Somewhere in My Dreams’ — available for limited time only

Free MP3: Ian McCulloch, ‘Somewhere in My Dreams’ — available for limited time only

Ian McCulloch later this month will release a new live/studio 2CD set called Holy Ghosts, and the singer is letting fans download one of the studio tracks, album closer “Somewhere in My Dreams — but only until 5 p.m. BST, which is noon EDT for those of us here in the U.S.

Ian McCulloch: New Echo & The Bunnymen album due out before the end of the year

Ian McCulloch: New Echo & The Bunnymen album due out before the end of the year

After working on solo projects for the last couple years, Echo & The Bunnymen braintrust Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant will reconvene in the studio this summer to record the band’s 12th album, McCulloch tells The Quietus in a new interview, saying the record will be called The Garden of Meedin.'”