A couple of weeks back, we dished out all the goods on the upcoming tour from Echo & the Bunnymen — and yeah, it all looks good. Run through performances of Ocean Rain? Full on orchestra? Intimate venues? What else could you ask for, right? Well, how about a new album? Check. Okay, how about a new single?
That brings us to today. In anticipation of The Fountain, the group’s new studio effort due out October 12th, the Bunnymen have unveiled the first single. Titled “Think I Need It Too”, the moody, romantic driver brings some heart-pacing bass, a few jangly guitars, and one hell of a catchy sing-a-long chorus (“Whatever you want/Whatever you need/I think I need it too”). There’s something very nostalgic about the track, and it might have to do with Ian McCulloch’s ’80s-like vocals that recall past acts Dramarama or The Church. But really, at its core, it’s a feel good song, and a pretty good harbinger of things to come.
Sigh, between this and Bad Lieutenant, it’s easy to be happy lately.
“I Think I Need It Too”
Echo & the Bunnymen 2009 Tour Dates
10/20 – Toronto, Ontario @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/18 – State College, PA @ State Theatre
11/20 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
11/21 – Fairfield, CT @ Stage One
11/22 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
11/23 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro