Happy Monday. Great way to start the week with an announcement that Echo & The Bunnymen are set to return with a new album this spring! Read my review of Ian McCulloch and company's fantastic outing at Coachella back in 2010 here.
'METEORITES' TO BE RELEASED BY 429 RECORDS IN THE UK APRIL 28TH
European & UK Tour Kicks Off May 2nd; U.S. Release Date June 3, 2014 on 429 Records
Legendary Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen are putting the finishing touches on their 12th studio album and first since 2009, Meteorites, which will be released April 28th in the UK on 429 Records and distributed by Caroline. The album will also be released by 429 Records in the U.S. on June 3rd. Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), the album contains ten hand-picked new songs written by founder Ian McCulloch and performed by Bunnymen stalwarts McCulloch and Will Sergeant along with Gordy Goudie (guitar) and Stephen Brannan (bass). In conjunction with the album's release, the band will embark on a tour of Europe and the UK beginning in May (see confirmed dates below).
Formed in 1978, the Bunnymen have been a vital force in the indie rock world for over 36 years having won over millions of obsessive music fans worldwide and indelibly influenced countless bands with their signature sound—from the Flaming Lips to Coldplay to Pavement. Meteorites is a key addition to their repertoire. It's an intimate song cycle written by Ian McCulloch performed by the band with a renewed sense of purpose showcasing all of their unmistakable musical hallmarks while taking them to a new level.
Says McCulloch: "'Meteorites', the new Bunnymen album... at long last we've made the worthy successor to 'Crocodiles,' 'Heaven Up Here,' 'Porcupine' and 'Ocean Rain.' 'Meteorites' is what Echo and the Bunnymen mean and are meant to be—up there in heaven--untouchable, celestial, beautiful and real. It has changed my life."
Meteorites track listing:
- Lovers On The Run
- Is This A Breakdown
- Holy Moses
- I Loved The Devil
- Market Town
- New Horizons
2014 Confirmed Tour Dates:
Leamington Spa, UK
Shepherd's Bush Empire
For more information visit: www.429records.com
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.