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Echo & The Bunnymen Confirm North American Tour Dates

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Ian McCulloch has always seemed like the type of lad that believes one good turn deserves another. So it makes perfect sense that Liverpool’s post-punk legends Echo & The Bunnymen would take heed of the rapturous reception they received during the 2008 tour behind 1984′s classic Ocean Rain, and figure out something else to do in kind.

2 Feb 2011 | More

Echo & the Bunnymen Return to North America in April

With the IRS issues sorted out that forced the cancellation of Echo & the Bunnymen’s previously scheduled North American trek, the post-punk masters are now set to hit the road starting April 16 at Coachella in support of their superb November 2009 release, The Fountain.

1 Mar 2010 | 1 comment | More

Sentimentalist Magazine’s Top Live Gigs of 2009

It’s very simple: we see many, these stuck out. Our top picks in no order are below, other than Leonard Cohen owning and deserving the very first slot.

30 Dec 2009 | More

Elizabeth Fraser’s ‘Moses’ EP Out Now on iTunes

Elizabeth Fraser, formerly of seminal Scottish band the Cocteau Twins and “voice of God” designate, has just released her Moses EP on iTunes via Rough Trade.

11 Dec 2009 | More

Echo & the Bunnymen: Stirring ‘The Fountain’

One of the standout tracks on Echo & the Bunnymen’s excellent new record, The Fountain, finds Ian “Mac the Mouth” McCulloch enjoying a rather tongue-in-cheek conversation with Jesus Christ. That Mac would place himself in this situation on “Shroud of Turin” is no surprise, given the singer’s infamous ego, wit and penchant for snark.

12 Nov 2009 | 2 comments | More

Echo & the Bunnymen – “The Fountain”

Yes, to answer your question, yes; the title of Echo & the Bunnymen’s fifth record is in reference to the ubiquitous Fountain of Youth, but also inspired by the belief that hope springs eternal. As loveably cantankerous lead singer Ian “Mac” McCulloch has said, nothing really lasts forever “but the fountain and the journey.”

10 Nov 2009 | 1 comment | More

Echo & the Bunnymen at Mercury Lounge, NYC, 10.17.09

Ian McCulloch and his Echo & the Bunnymen brethren cast a sonorous shadow over a packed and intimate performance at Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge on a chilly Saturday night to a crowd of lifelong fans and industry folks grateful for a cheek-to-cheek with the post-punk legends.

18 Oct 2009 | More

All Points West Day 3: The Incredible Journey into Maybe, Mud and Coldplay

Attending the third, and last, day of the second annual All Points West Music and Arts Festival in Jersey City on Sunday turned out to require far more than buying a ferry ticket to ride and wearing comfortable shoes; the day quickly became more about the journey and less about the destination, when, on an hour-to-hour basis, the destination was more figment than festival…

3 Aug 2009 | More