Echo & The Bunnymen To Release “New” Studio Album In October

On October 5, Echo & The Bunnymen will release The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon (BMG), their first new studio album since 2014’s Meteorites. But there’s a catch: Only two of the 15 tracks (“The Somnanbulist” and “How Far?”) are “new”; the other baker’s dozen are reworkings of older songs from Ian McCulloch and Co.’s 40-year career.

So why are the Bunnymen revisting the old songs to learn and sing and taking them in a new direction? “I’m not doing this for anyone else,” says McCulloch. “I’m doing it, as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it.”

And as everyone know, Mac The Mouth, post-punk’s Chairman Of The Bored, has always done it his way.

The Bunnymen kick off a co-headlining tour with Violent Femmes on July 12. While you wait, read the Over/Under we did on them.

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon track listing, live dates and official audio for “Seven Seas” below.

The Over/Under: Echo & The Bunnymen

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon
1. “Bring on the Dancing Horses”
2. “The Somnambulist”
3. “Nothing Lasts Forever”
4. “Lips Like Sugar”
5. “Rescue”
6. “Rust”
7. “Angels & Devils”
8. “Bedbugs & Ballyhoo”
9. “Zimbo”
10. “Stars Are Stars”
11. “Seven Seas”
12. “Ocean Rain”
13. “The Cutter”
14. “How Far?”
15. “The Killing Moon”

Tour Dates
7/12 – San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center
7/13 – Austin, ACL Live Moody
7/14 – Houston, Revention Music Center
7/15 – Irving, TX, The Pavilion
7/17 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
7/18 – Atlanta, 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

“Seven Seas”