Seminal alt-rockers Echo & the Bunnymen will release their new studio album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon on October 5th via BMG.
As previously revealed, this album sees the band return to their peerless back catalogue to reinterpret thirteen of their most beloved songs with ‘strings and things’. The album also features two future classics – ‘The Somnanbulist’ and ‘How Far?.’
Recorded at The Dog House Studios with co-producer Andy Wright, the Bunnymen hand-picked the selection of tracks for the album from their majestic, four-decade spanning archive. Frontman Ian McCulloch said of the new versions: “I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it.”
The first track released from the album, ‘Seven Seas’ is available now to stream, download or as an instant grat with all album pre-orders via the artist store or iTunes. ‘Seven Seas’ was originally a Top 20 hit in 1984, the third single from their classic fourth studio album Ocean Rain. Listen to the new version of ‘Seven Seas’ below..
The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon tracklisting:
1.Bring on the Dancing Horses
3. Nothing Lasts Forever
4.Lips Like Sugar
7. Angels & Devils
8. Bedbugs & Ballyhoo
10. Stars Are Stars
11. Seven Seas
12. Ocean Rain
13. The Cutter
14. How Far?
15. The Killing Moon
The album will be released as a limited 2 x picture disc (only available from the band’s online store), a standard 2 x heavy weight vinyl, cassette and CD. It will be available digitally everywhere. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon can be pre-ordered from the band’s shop HERE.
Echo & the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes will hit the road together for a co-headlining U.S. tour beginning July 12 in San Antonio, TX. Find the full schedule below….
Echo & the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes 2018 Tour Dates:
7/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center
7/13 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live Moody
7/14 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
7/15 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion
7/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
7/18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Bank Amphitheater
7/20 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
7/21 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
7/23 – Richmond, VA @ The National
7/24 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
7/25 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem
8/11 – Waynesville, Ohio @ Bellwether Music Festival*
* = No Violent Femmes