Posted in music on April 14, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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Echo & the Bunnymen have a new album, Meteorites, due out May 26. It's the band's first new album in five years. The record began as an Ian McColloch solo album but guitarist Will Sergeant ended up contributing guitar, hence it getting the E&TB name. McCulloch says the record features his most personal lyrics yet and he seems quite pleased with it in the press release:

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.
Mind you, he says a variation of this with every new record. They don't call him "Mac the Mouth" for nothing.

You can listen to three tracks from Metorites in this post and "Lovers on the Run" (which premiered on The Quietus today) definitely has some of the cinematic drama one associates with the Bunnymen's golden years. No word on a North American tour (they were last here in 2011) but stream the tracks below...

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Comments (7)

Not even Ian's mum is eager to hear this.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 12:45 PM

Sounds like 90's U2

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 1:58 PM

Oi Anonymous! How dare you say that.

Says Ian's Mum and U2.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2014 4:01 PM

Fuck off the wankers above. I love both these tracks. I stopped listening to U2 in the 1980s. I win.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2014 12:10 AM

God has a different way of connecting to people.

Posted by Banners Broker | April 27, 2014 9:30 PM

This is not remotely in the same league as the wonderfully out-there first 4 records, and in fact sounds more like yet-another easy listening Bunnymen record. Perhaps Segeant needs more control over the material.

Posted by Jack | May 7, 2014 6:11 PM

such a bloody good song..

Posted by Eagle | May 8, 2014 5:06 AM

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