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Eels

Eels Time!

    The release of this album – the group’s 15th studio album – follows a busy 2023 for Eels, where they finally hit the road for their long-awaited Lockdown Hurricane tour of Europe and North America and brought the year to a close by marking over three decades of the group with the release of their second compilation album Eels So Good: Essential Eels, Vol.2.

    TRACK LISTING

    1 Time
    2 We Won’t See Her Like Again
    3 Goldy
    4 Sweet Smile
    5 Haunted Hero
    6 If I’m Gonna Go Anywhere
    7 And You Run
    8 Lay With The Lambs
    9 Song For You Know Who
    10 I Can’t Believe It’s True
    11 On The Bridge
    12 Let’s Be Lucky

    Eels

    Eels So Good: Essential Eels Vol. 2 (2007-2020)

      Eels presents their second best of 'Eels So Good', a compilation comprising of 20 tracks spanning their 2007-2020 material. Five tracks make their vinyl debut here, with three of these previously unreleased - one of which being 'Christmas, Why You Gotta Do Me Like This'.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Fresh Blood
      2. That Look You Give That Guy
      3. A Line In The Dirt
      4. Little Bird
      5. Spectacular Girl
      6. I Like The Way This Is Going
      7. Peach Blossom
      8. Wonderful, Glorious
      9. Where I'm From
      10. Mistakes Of My Youth
      11. The Deconstruction
      12. Today Is The Day
      13. You Are The Shining Light
      14. Are We Alright Again
      15. Earth To Dora
      16. Royal Pain
      17. Man Up
      18. Man I Keep Trying
      19. JAZZ HANDS Part I
      20. Christmas, Why You Gotta Do Me Like This

      Electric Eels

      Spin Age Blasters

        The electric eels were the first punk band, full stop. They may not have “started” the genre, but they were the first to tick all the boxes. The eels rejected every 1970s rock convention—professionalism, virtuosity, subject matter, image. Dave E.’s caustic vocals, complete with an aggressive lisp and a head full of snot, would become de rigeur a few years after the group disbanded. Meanwhile, the songs’ focus on car crashes, suicide, neuroses, and generally hating people were as far out of the mainstream as possible. The two eels tracks that do approach the subject of romance couch it in terms of not really caring that much about it (“Jaguar Ride”) or placing it in the context of a grisly murder (“Silver Daggers”). Also consider John Morton’s signature guitar sound, a nails-on-chalkboard tone with brutally free soloing inspired more by Albert Ayler than the blues or aspirations to technical facility. Ditto Dave E.’s clarinet playing and affection for lawnmowers and vacuums during live performance. They were notoriously violent not only among themselves, but towards audiences, police, and anyone unfortunate enough to be around them when things went south. Then of course there are the leather jackets, the clothing festooned with rat traps or safety pins. And no bass player, why bother. There is simply no other “proto” band to have had all these pieces in place circa 1973- 1975.

        Yet it is a mistake to consider the eels exclusively in such a context. Yes, the eels could and did shock anyone who encountered them, but they also had great songs. While both Dave and John were visionary writers, they also had rhythm guitarist Brian McMahon, a melody and riff machine who wrote many of the band’s signature songs. And they were no one-trick pony. Although much of the band’s material is appropriately high-energy, there is also the downer eels—morbid, harmonically risky, and in full existential crisis. Although it’s not a focus of this compilation, the eels also had a penchant for completely free improvisation.

        Over the last forty plus years, there have been several electric eels compilations. Spin Age Blasters is quite simply the best one ever assembled, every single key track is here in its best version, properly mastered by John Golden, and sequenced with an eye towards both flow between tracks as well as individation between sides. A true monster of an album.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Splitterty Splat
        2. Wreck And Roll
        3. You're Full Of Shit
        4. Tidal Wave
        5. Refrigerator (alt)
        6. Cold Meat
        7. Spinach Blasters
        8. Jaguar Ride
        9. Zoot Zoot
        10. Giganto (Cyclotron)
        11. Bunnies
        12. Roll On, Big O
        13. You Crummy Fags
        14. No No
        15. Sewercide (alt)
        16. Silver Daggers
        17. As If I Cared
        18. Natural Situation
        19. Cards And Fleurs
        20. Agitated (orig)
        21. Cyclotron
        22. Black Leather Rock
        23. Dead Man's Curve
        24. Safety Week
        25. Accident
        26. Anxiety
        27. No Nonsense

        Eels

        Blinking Lights And Other Revelations - 2023 Reissue

          “When it was time to master the BLINKING LIGHTS reissue I needed to listen to the whole double album for the first time since it came out in 2005, and I was surprised by what I heard. It was an intense and emotional experience for me and I felt proud of it and overwhelmed by how hard we worked on it. I’ll start mentally preparing to listen to it again when its reissued again in 10 years.”

          TRACK LISTING

          1 Theme From Blinking Lights (Remastered For Vinyl)
          2 From Which I Came / A Magic World (Remastered For Vinyl)
          3 Son Of A Bitch (Remastered For Vinyl)
          4 Blinking Lights (For Me) (Remastered For Vinyl)
          5 Trouble With Dreams (Remastered For Vinyl)
          6 Marie Floating Over The Backyard (Remastered For Vinyl)

          1 Suicide Life (Remastered For Vinyl)
          2 In The Yard, Behind The Church (Remastered For Vinyl)
          3 Railroad Man (Remastered For Vinyl)
          4 The Other Shoe (Remastered For Vinyl)
          5 Last Time We Spoke (Remastered For Vinyl)

          1 Mother Mary (Remastered For Vinyl)
          2 Going Fetal (Remastered For Vinyl)
          3 Understanding Salesman (Remastered For Vinyl)
          4 Theme For A Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists (Remastered For Vinyl)
          5 Checkout Blues (Remastered For Vinyl)
          6 Blinking Lights (For You) (Remastered For Vinyl)

          1 Dust Of Ages (Remastered For Vinyl, Explicit)
          2 Old Shit / New Shit (Remastered For Vinyl, Explicit)
          3 Bride Of Theme From Blinking Lights (Remastered For Vinyl)
          4 Hey Man (Now You're Really Living) (Remastered For Vinyl)
          5 I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart (Remastered For Vinyl)

          1 To Lick Your Boots (Remastered For Vinyl)
          2 If You See Natalie (Remastered For Vinyl)
          3 Sweet Li'l Thing (Remastered For Vinyl)
          4 Dusk: A Peach In The Orchard (Remastered For Vinyl)
          5 Whatever Happened To Soy Bomb (Remastered For Vinyl)
          6 Ugly Love (Remastered For Vinyl)

          1 God's Silence (Remastered For Vinyl)
          2 Losing Streak (Remastered For Vinyl)
          3 Last Days Of My Bitter Heart (Remastered For Vinyl)
          4 The Stars Shine In The Sky Tonight (Remastered For Vinyl)
          5 Things The Grandchildren Should Know (Remastered For Vinyl) 

          Eels

          Tomorrow Morning - 2023 Reissue

            Critically acclaimed rock group EELS announce vinyl reissues of earlier records ‘End Times’, ‘Hombre Lobo’ and ‘Tomorrow Morning’, released via E Works / [PIAS].

            EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer / songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, ‘Beautiful Freak’. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book, ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’, and starred in the award-winning ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.


            TRACK LISTING

            In Gratitude For This Magnificent Day
            I'm A Hummingbird
            The Morning
            Baby Loves Me
            Spectacular Girl
            What I Have To Offer
            This Is Where It Gets Good
            After The Earthquake
            Oh So Lovely
            The Man
            Looking Up
            That's Not Her Way
            I Like The Way This Is Going
            Mystery Of Life 

            Eels

            Hombre Lobo - 2023 Reissue

              Critically acclaimed rock group EELS announce vinyl reissues of earlier records ‘End Times’, ‘Hombre Lobo’ and ‘Tomorrow Morning’, released via E Works / [PIAS].

              EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer / songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, ‘Beautiful Freak’. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book, ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’, and starred in the award-winning ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

              TRACK LISTING

              1 Prizefighter
              2 That Look You Give That Guy
              3 Lilac Breeze
              4 In My Dreams
              5 Tremendous Dynamite
              6 The Longing
              1 Fresh Blood
              2 What's A Fella Gotta Do
              3 My Timing Is Off
              4 All The Beautiful Things
              5 Beginner's Luck
              6 Ordinary Man 

              Eels

              End Times - 2023 Reissue

                Critically acclaimed rock group EELS announce vinyl reissues of earlier records ‘End Times’, ‘Hombre Lobo’ and ‘Tomorrow Morning’, released via E Works / [PIAS].

                EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer / songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, ‘Beautiful Freak’. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book, ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’, and starred in the award-winning ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

                TRACK LISTING

                1 The Beginning
                2 Gone Man
                3 In My Younger Days
                4 Mansions Of Los Feliz
                5 A Line In The Dirt
                6 End Times
                1 Apple Trees
                2 Paradise Blues
                3 Nowadays
                4 Unhinged
                5 High And Lonesome
                6 I Need A Mother
                7 Little Bird
                8 On My Feet 

                Eels

                Extreme Witchcraft

                  Eels release their fourteenth studio album Extreme Witchcraft on the band’s own E Works Records. Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, co-produced the record with PJ Harvey producer and guitarist John Parish, marking the first time the two have recorded together since 2001’s Souljacker album Eels have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), Eels have released 13 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award-winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III. 2020’s Earth To Dora album, received extensive critical praise, and was described as “their sweetest natured album ever” by The Independent and awarded four stars in MOJO and NME.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Amateur Hour
                  2. Good Night On Earth
                  3. Strawberries & Popcorn
                  4. Steam Engine
                  5. Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve
                  6. Stumbling Bee
                  7. The Magic
                  8. Better Living Through Desperation
                  9. So Anyway
                  10. What It Isn’t
                  11. Learning While I Lose
                  12. I Know You’re Right

                  EELS

                  Earth To Dora

                    Recorded at the EELS’ Los Feliz, California studio, ‘Earth to Dora’ was produced by band leader Mark Oliver Everett a.k.a. E, and performed by E, Koool G Murder, The Chet and P-Boo.

                    Speaking about the new record, E says: “These songs came about just before the pandemic hit and changed everything. I’m hoping they can be, maybe kind of soothing or something. To hear songs dealing with things we are dreaming about getting back to. Or maybe people are dealing with some of the topics right now as well. Just one song was done in the thick of the early pandemic days, ‘Are We Alright Again’, which is kind of a quarantine daydream I desperately needed to have.”

                    ‘Earth to Dora’ marks the 13th full length EELS album, and first since 2018’s ‘The Deconstruction’, their first in four years, the album was released to widespread acclaim and described as “another EELS album to treasure” by MOJO, “overwhelming” by Uncut, and “a career-straddling greatest hits collection, in which all the ‘hits’ are brand new,” by CLASH.

                    EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 12 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. In 2008, E published his highly-acclaimed book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award-winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

                    2015 saw the release of the band’s extraordinary Royal Albert Hall live album and concert film. In the same year, the band’s “Fresh Blood” served as the theme song to HBO’s “The Jinx” and from 2016 to 2018 E appeared in Judd Apatow’s Netflix original series “Love.” EELS released their 12th studio album, and first in four years, ‘The Deconstruction’ in April 2018 and toured America and Europe in 2018 and 2019. 


                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: 13 ALBUMS!! There's something to be said for a band that manage to keep bringing the goods year after year, and Eels are one of the best examples. 'Earth To Dora' has all of the melodicism and hidden melancholy that we expect from the LA stalwarts.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Anything For Boo
                    2. Are We Alright Again
                    3. Who You Say You Are
                    4. Earth To Dora
                    5. Dark And Dramatic
                    6. Are You Fucking Your Ex
                    7. The Gentle Souls
                    8. Of Unsent Letters
                    9. I Got Hurt
                    10. OK
                    11. Baby Let's Make It Real
                    12. Waking Up

                    Eels

                    The Deconstruction

                      After a four year wait, EELS will release their highly-anticipated new album The Deconstruction via E Works/[PIAS].

                      “Here are 15 new EELS tracks that may or may not inspire, rock, or not rock you. The world is going nuts. But if you look for it, there is still great beauty to be found. Sometimes you don’t even have to look for it. Other times you have to try to make it yourself. And then there are times you have to tear something apart to find something beautiful inside.”

                      EELS singer-songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett).

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: From the bubblegum sweetness (and reticent unease) of Eels' early works to todays melancholic and refined productions, Mark Oliver everett has maintained his impeccable ear for melody and unrivalled attention to detail. 'The Deconstruction' is in many ways the pinnacle of their works to date, instantly recognisable but undeniably boundary-pushing.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      The Deconstruction
                      Bone Dry
                      The Quandary
                      Premonition
                      Rusty Pipes
                      The Epiphany
                      Today Is The Day
                      Sweet Scorched Earth
                      Coming Back
                      Be Hurt
                      You Are The Shining Light
                      There I Said It
                      Archie Goodnight
                      The Unanswerable
                      In Our Cathedral


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