Tag: Echo and the Bunnymen

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Top 100 Albums of 1980: Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Best of the ’80s — Part 1

Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long Best of the ’80s feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of Slicing Up Eyeballs’ readers to determine just what were the best albums of each year of the 1980s — and then, when that’s all said and done at the end of 2013, we’ll run a monster best-of-the-decade poll.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Crocodiles’ to be reissued on red vinyl for Record Store Day

Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Crocodiles’ to be reissued on red vinyl for Record Store Day

Echo & The Bunnymen’s 1980 debut album ‘Crocodiles’ will be reissued for Record Store Day in a new 180-gram audiophile pressing on red vinyl by reissue specialist Vinyl 180, the label announced in an e-mail newsletter this week. It’s not yet known whether it will be a U.K.-only release or also put out in the U.S.

Stream: Poltergeist, ‘Cathedral’ — off debut album from Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff

Stream: Poltergeist, ‘Cathedral’ — off debut album from Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist — an instrumental trio that reunites guitarist Will Sergeant with former bassist and founding member Les Pattinson — today debuted one of the tracks off the band’s upcoming debut album Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder). Check out “Cathedral” via the player here.

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist announces debut album ‘Your Mind is a Box’

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist announces debut album ‘Your Mind is a Box’

Echo & The Bunnymen spinoff Poltergeist — an instrumental trio that reunites guitarist Will Sergeant with former bassist and founding member Les Pattinson — today announced it will release a debut album titled ‘Your Mind Is A Box (Let Us Fill It With Wonder)’ in March then perform a series of U.K. dates later that month.

James enlists Echo & The Bunnymen for U.K. tour in support of ‘Gathering Sound’ box set

James enlists Echo & The Bunnymen for U.K. tour in support of ‘Gathering Sound’ box set

Long-running Manchester act James has enlisted Echo & The Bunnymen for a 10-date tour of the U.K. this spring in support of the band’s ‘The Gathering Sound’ box set, a career-spanning collection that originally was due out in fall 2011 and then this past spring — and is now finally due for release next month in the U.K.

Stream: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson debut new band Poltergeist

Stream: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson debut new band Poltergeist

Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant this summer announced he’d enlisted former bandmate and current Wild Swans bassist Les Pattinson to take part in a new instrumental band called Poltergeist — and today they’ve debuted the first fruits of their labor, about two minutes’ worth of an untitled track.

Ian McCulloch fleshes out fall U.K. acoustic tour in support of expanded solo reissues

Ian McCulloch fleshes out fall U.K. acoustic tour in support of expanded solo reissues

Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch today announced additional concerts on his fall acoustic tour of the U.K. in support of the upcoming expanded reissues of his first three solo albums, bringing the total number of dates to 13 so far in September, October and November.

Stream 3 tracks off Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant’s ‘Things Inside’

Stream 3 tracks off Echo & The Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant’s ‘Things Inside’

Before revving up his new band Poltergeist with former bandmate Les Pattinson, guitarist Will Sergeant of Echo & The Bunnymen recorded a fan-funded, acoustic instrumental solo album called ‘Things Inside’, which is now available for purchase — and can be sampled via the three tracks that are streaming here.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch preps ‘Candleland,’ ‘Mysterio,’ ‘Slideling’ reissues

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch preps ‘Candleland,’ ‘Mysterio,’ ‘Slideling’ reissues

]The first three solo albums from Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch are set to be reissued by Demon Music Group in expanded collectors’ editions — packed with bonus tracks including non-album singles, B-sides, live cuts and remixes — to coincide with the singer’s U.K. acoustic tour this September.

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch announces initial dates of fall U.K. solo tour

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch announces initial dates of fall U.K. solo tour

Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has rolled out the first seven dates of a planned fall U.K. solo tour that will find the singer performing ‘intimate shows in small rooms’ with the help of Lightning Seeds mastermind and former Bunnymen producer Ian Broudie, who’ll be backing him up on second guitar.

The Week in Rock: June 17-23, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 17-23, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about the Sex Pistols, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Simple Minds, Morrissey, The House of Love, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Fixx, Icehouse, Ministry and more.

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1983 — full 90-minute gig

Vintage Video: Echo & The Bunnymen on ‘Rockpalast’ in 1983 — full 90-minute gig

Been a while since we dusted off the Vintage Video series, so now’s a great time to dip into the vast reaches of YouTube for this 90-minute Echo & The Bunnymen concert filmed in March 1983 shortly after the release of Porcupine and broadcast by the renowned German TV show “Rockpalast.”

Ian McCulloch announces trio of U.K. solo shows to mark release of ‘Pro Patria Mori’

Ian McCulloch announces trio of U.K. solo shows to mark release of ‘Pro Patria Mori’

Having just scrubbed plans for a short U.S. tour this month, Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has now announced three ‘intimate’ solo shows in Liverpool and London this May to coincide with the release this spring of the singer’s new fan-funded solo album ‘Pro Patria Mori.’

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch cancels U.S. tour, could reset shows for May

Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch cancels U.S. tour, could reset shows for May

Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch has scrubbed a short U.S. solo tour planned for late March — which was to have featured just six concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York — although his management told at least one of the clubs that the dates could be rescheduled for May.