Monday, June 16, 2014

EELS' "Lockdown Hurricane" video premieres on Noisey

“That rarest thing in contemporary pop: a unique sound”—The New Yorker
“A collection full of minor-key regret…”—The New Yorker
“One of those iconic movie soundtrack bands…enjoy wallowing in Everett’s electrifying, enlightening misery”—Village Voice
“EELS’ new album has a notably parched and elegiac tone that recalls timeless songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen.”—The Boston Globe
“One of the most talented singer-songwriters of recent generations”—Time Out New York
“Everett’s writing rings of brutal honesty”—Jeff Elbel, The Chicago Sun-Times
“Colored with just about every shade of personal reflection, from quiet celebration to bone-deep remorse, and underpinned with subtly adventurous orchestration.”—Grantland
 “One of the most prolific, adventurous and moving songwriters of the past decade”
—Q Magazine
 “A consistently astounding career”—Uncut
Noisey is premiering the video for EELS’ “Lockdown Hurricane,” the second single from the band’s eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, out now on E Works/Pias. Watch the video via Noisey here.
The band is currently on tour to support the album. The Arizona Republic calls the live show a “darkly comic triumph” while The Austin Chronicles says, “EELS performed with humor, breadth and consistency.”
Legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry recently stood in with EELS at the St. Paul, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles stops on their worldwide tour for his first public performances in nearly 20 years. Together, EELS and Perry have performed EELS’ “It’s A Motherfucker” as well as Journey classics “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin,’” “Open Arms,” and “Lights.”
The album premiered streaming at The New York Times and NPR Music premiered the video for track “Mistakes Of My Youth.” Watch the video here: The introspective new 13-track release from the ever-changing project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) is described as “an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle.”  Listen to album track “Agatha Chang” via Stereogum at and “Mistakes of My Youth” via Paste at, track listing follows.
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everettmarks the 11th full-length release for EELS, whose debut Beautiful Freak was released in 1996. In addition to the recordings, Everett has embarked on a number of non-musical projects as well including his acclaimed bookThings the Grandchildren Should Know and the multiple-award winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary film about Everett and his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III, broadcast on PBS’ Nova series.

June 16                                                     Manchester, UK                                      Bridgewater Hall
June 17                                                       Glasgow, UK                                                    Academy
June 18                                                     Cambridge, UK                                         Corn Exchange
June 19                                                        Bexhill, UK                                   De La Warr Pavillion
June 21                                                        Linz, Austria                                                        Posthof
June 22                                                      Vienna, Austria                                              Konzerthaus
June 24                                                     Berlin, Germany                                            Tempodrome
June 25                                                  Amsterdam, Holland            Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw
June 26                                                  Amsterdam, Holland            Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw
June 27                                                  Rottendam, Holland                    Concertgebouw De Doelen
June 28                                                  Eindhoven, Holland                              Naked Song Festival
June 30                                                        London, UK                                        Royal Albert Hall
July 1                                                         Dublin, Ireland                                                    Olympia
July 2                                                         Dublin, Ireland                                                    Olympia
July 4                                                      Werchter, Belgium                                   Werchter Festival
July 5                                                     Groningen, Holland                                  Stadsschouwburg
July 6                                                Montreux, Switzerland                        Montreux Jazz Festival
July 7                                                     Zurick, Switzerland                                      Kongress Haus
July 8                                                          Luxembourg                                             Grand Theatre
July 10                                                        Paris, France                                        Days Off Festival
July 11                                                     Toulouse, France                                                       Bikini
July 12                                                     Barcelona, Spain                                              Teatre Grec
July 14                                                       Madrid, Spain                                                 Circo Price
July 17                                                       Florence, Italy                         Teartro Romano di Fiesole
July 18                                                         Milan, Italy                                   Auditorium di Milano
July 20                                                    Antwerp, Belgium                                             Rivierenhof
July 21                                                    Antwerp, Belgium                                             Rivierenhof
July 22                                                   Hamburg, Germany                                             Laeiszhalle
July 24                                                     London, England                                                  Barbican
July 25                                                      Bristol, England                                             Colston Hall
July 26                                                   Gateshead, England                                                       Sage

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

1. Where I’m At
2. Parallels
3. Lockdown Hurricane
4. Agatha Chang
5. A Swallow in the Sun
6. Where I’m From
7. Series of Misunderstandings
8. Kindred Spirit
9. Gentleman’s Choice
10. Dead Reckoning
11. Answers
12. Mistakes of My Youth
13. Where I’m Going

Deluxe Edition 13 Track Bonus Disc
1. To Dig It
2. Lonely Lockdown Hurricane
3. Bow Out
4. A Good Deal
5. Good Morning Bright Eyes
6. Millicent Don't Blame Yourself
7. Thanks I Guess
8. On The Ropes (LIVE WNYC)
9. Accident Prone (LIVE WNYC)
10. I'm Your Brave Little Soldier (LIVE WNYC)
11. Fresh Feeling (LIVE KCRW)
12. Trouble With Dreams (LIVE KCRW)
13. Oh Well (LIVE KCRW)

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