Quite possibly the best way to start a week: Echo and the Bunnymen have a new album on the way called The Garden of Meedin, and it promises a return to the post-punk roots that the band was founded on, "spiky" and angular guitar sounds and all.
Speaking with The Quiteus, Ian McCulloch said “I’m just trying to get a start before I get together with Will. It’s worked the same way for a long time - since the split, and with Pete [De Freitas, original drummer] and Les [Pattinson, original bassist] not being around. All those days of rehearsal rooms used to get on my nerves – three hours of headache, earache, until I realised it was much better just to be in Yates Wine Lodge for three hours while they made a racket.”
The Garden of Meedin will be the follow up the Echo and the Bunnymen's 2009 album The Fountain. The band plans to finish recording this Summer, no release date has been set yet.