Monday, July 20, 2009

Echo to Reel Around 'the Fountain'

Echo & the Bunnymen are set to release their 11th studio effort, The Fountain, their follow-up to 2005's stunner Siberia. Produced by John McLaughlin, The Fountain will arrive October 12th in the UK (and hopefully October 13th in the US?). Coldplay frontman Chris Martin also joins Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and Co. on one track.

Four track samples -- "Think I Need It Too," "Do You Know Who I Am," "Proxy," and "Drivetime" -- are currently live for preview at and the band's MySpace page. Pretty nice stuff so far. "Drivetime" could shape up to be a EATB classic, no doubt.

"Think I Need It Too" will mark the album's first single and will be available as a digital download and CD-single September 28th.

Other confirmed tracks include: "The Idolness of Gods," "Forgotten Fields," "Shroud of Turin," "Life of a Thousand Crimes," and "The Fountain."

Four UK dates are expected to be announced on this week. US fans can catch the Bunnymen at All Points West Festival at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ on Sunday, August 2nd at 8pm.

I know I've posted EATB videos before, but I adore them ... so here's "My White Devil" from my favorite Bunnymen album, Porcupine.

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