MP3: Echo & The Bunnymen “Proxy”

Posted March 25th, 2010 by eric

After a few tax troubles that resulted in an aborted tour late last year, Echo & the Bunnymen are finally ready to support their 11th studio album, The Fountain with a brief US tour that kicks off at Coachella. Despite being only 50% of its heyday glory, this incarnation of The Bunnymen (namely guitarist Will Sergeant and vocalist Ian McCulloch) can still pull off the grandiose rock show, as McCulloch’s voice can still send shivers down your spine. He’s a walking anomaly. Usually smokers lose the meat of their voices as they age but not McCulloch. And following the success of their thematic Ocean Rain shows, The Bunnymen are now planning similar gigs (in Europe, unfortunately) devoted to its first two classic LP’s, Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here, in December. While McCulloch believes The Fountain is the band’s best album since Ocean Rain, I’m not sure I’d go that far, but it’s certainly a respectable addition to the canon.

Echo & the Bunnymen – “Proxy” mp3

Echo & The Bunnymen 2010 US Tour Dates:

4/16/10: Indio, CA @ Empire Polo Grounds (Coachella Festival)
4/18/10: Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget
4/19/10: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/21/10: Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/23/10: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/25/10: Glenside (Philadelphia), PA @ Keswick Theatre
4/26/10: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/27/10: Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre Company
4/28/10: State College, PA @ State Theatre
4/30/10: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/1/10: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 K // Mar 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I’m thinking about hitting that DC show. Though, I wish they were doing Ocean Rain or Crocodiles. Knowing it’s going to be a lot of The Fountain makes me nervous.

  • 2 Eric Greenwood // Mar 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    they were pretty amazing when i saw them in 2001 or so. they relied heavily on the classics, so i wouldn’t worry. i think they realize why people are there.