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Echo and the Bunnymen Have A New Album + Tour

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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.


The band posted this to Facebook: "We are very excited to announce that the brand new studio album produced by Youth (The Verve, Embrace etc) is nearing completion and that a title and artwork are decided plus a full European tour already booked. US dates to follow. Ian feels it's the bands best work for a very long time."

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.
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