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Lady Gaga, it turns out, did a smart thing. She’d made a shitty, ill-advised, creeped-out video with two guys who became public pariahs shortly thereafter, if they weren’t already. And then she scrapped it, though it’s certainly possible that she leaked the piece of it that went up on TMZ. She really had to scra… More »

An Eels concert in St. Paul took a surprising turn earlier this week when former Journey frontman Steve Perry emerged to perform Eels’ “It’s A Motherfucker” and Journey’s “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.” That video of Perry’s first public performance in 19 years has now gone viral — over 1 million views in a… More »

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Watch Eels Play “A Daisy Through Concrete” From Their Royal Albert Hall Concert Film (Stereogum Premiere)

We saw a lot of grainy fan-made footage of Eels last year thanks to the band’s surprising ongoing partnership with former Journey singer Steve Perry, but from the looks of this preview, the band’s Royal Albert Hall concert film is a truly cinematic piece of work. Recorded last June at the famed London venue, the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2015 - 10:01 am

Eels To Release Royal Albert Hall Concert Film

Later this year, Eels will release a concert film and accompanying live album of their performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall that was recorded last summer at the tail end of their world tour in support of their latest album, The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett. The band played 28 songs during their set,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Melanie De Biasio – “I Feel You (Eels Remix)”

Let’s not forget that remixes aren’t only reserved for songs in the electronic genre. Mark Oliver Everett (AKA E) of the Eels releases his first remix ever, choosing Melanie De Biasio’s “I Feel You,” a seductive jazzy ballad that appears on De Biasio’s album No Deal. E chose to do his first remix after touring… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / September 29, 2014 - 11:04 am

Watch Eels Cover Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”

Recently, for three random shows, the former Journey frontman Steve Perry resurfaced, singing with Mark Oliver Everett’s confessional L.A. chamber-pop group Eels and, for whatever reason, basically briefly joining the band. That meant Eels had to learn all these Journey songs, and there’s no reason to let that knowledge go to waste even if Perry… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014 - 11:31 am

Eels – “Lockdown Hurricane” Video (NSFW)

The big Eels-related news lately has been that the reclusive former Journey frontman Steve Perry has randomly joined Mark Oliver Everett and his band for a few shows. That’s awesome, and noteworthy, but it shouldn’t distract too much from what Everett does so consistently, cranking out album after album of prettily downbeat California studio-pop. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Steve Perry Is Basically In Eels Now; Watch Them Do Journey’s “Lights” In L.A.

When we talked to E about Steve Perry’s surprise performance with Eels in St. Paul, he said he wasn’t sure if it would ever happen again: “That’s all up to him, you know? You can’t really tell Steve Perry what to do. You just go along for the ride, you know?” Sure enough, Perry did… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 12, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Watch Journey’s Steve Perry Perform With The Eels Again

Apparently Steve Perry really liked returning to the stage last week because he showed up again with the Eels again last night in Washington, DC. He sang the same songs as last time — the Eels’ “It’s A Motherfucker” and Journey’s “Open Arms” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” — and a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Only… More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Watch Journey’s Steve Perry Perform For The First Time In 19 Years, Joining The Eels In St. Paul

Reclusive ex-Journey vocalist Steve Perry hasn’t sung in public for almost two decades (unless mouthing the words to “Don’t Stop Believin'” at a baseball game counts) but he came out of hiding last night at an Eels concert in St. Paul, Minnesota. He joined the band during their second encore to sing the Eels’ “It’… More »

By: James Rettig / May 26, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Stream Eels The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett

Eels have been teasing their reflective singer-songwriter set The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett all year, and now the full album has arrived online. If you dug the very pretty “Agatha Chang,” “Where I’m From,” and “Mistakes Of My Youth,” dig into the whole LP at The New York Times. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Eels – “Mistakes Of My Youth” Video

The songs we’ve heard off Eels’ upcoming album, The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett, have been gently steeped in nostalgia, especially “Mistakes Of My Youth.” The video for that song, directed by Brian and Brad Palmer, captures the same feelings with a subdued softness as it follows a young boy riding his bike around… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 11, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Eels – “Where I’m From”

In anticipation of the upcoming album The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett, Eels have been releasing a trickling stream of new music. We got “Agatha Chang” in January, in March we got “Mistakes Of My Youth,” and April has now brought us “Where I’m From.” It’s a quiet exercise in tender finger-picking and folksy… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 10, 2014 - 11:58 am

Eels – “Mistakes Of My Youth”

After taking a few years off, Mark Oliver Everett’s long-running band Eels came back full force last year with Wonderful, Glorious, and now he’s got another new one coming out soon. But while that album featured a bigger sound with songs like “Brave Little Soldier,” this one, titled The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 6, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Eels – “Agatha Chang” (Stereogum Premiere)

Mark Oliver Everett, the man best known simply as E, has built up a massive and wide-ranging discography over the past 19 years as the mastermind and only constant member of the alt-rock project known as Eels. That discography is about to get one bigger: This April, Eels will release their eleventh studio album, TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2014 - 10:08 am

Watch A Teaser For Eels’ The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

At least in music-career terms, the story of Mark Oliver Everett is anything but a cautionary tale. Everett’s Eels project could’ve disappeared forever into the one-hit wonder abyss after 1997’s “Novocaine For The Soul.” Instead, he’s about to be 16 studio albums deep into a culty, confessional studio-pop singer-songwriter career, and he got to ki… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014 - 11:09 am

Hear Eels On Marc Maron’s WTF

Eels frontman and sole constant member Mark Oliver Everett, better known as E, has had a pretty interesting life: Teenage juvenile-delinquent status, a short run as a mid-’90s post-Beck one-hit wonder on alt-rock radio, a gradual transformation into an elder statesman of Califonia’s grown-folks singer-songwriter scene. And on his WTF podcast, host and comedian Marc… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 11:43 am

Eels, Nicole Atkins @ Observatory, Santa Ana 2/14/13

Love was in the air as Eels kicked off their tour in Santa Ana at the Observatory in support of their new album Wonderful, Glorious. With a nod to Run-DMC and Wes Anderson, Eels rocked their Adidas jumpsuits for a twenty-four song set that featured the band coming back out once the house lights had… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / February 15, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Eels – “Brave Little Soldier”

Things had been pretty quiet from Mark Oliver Everett’s long-running band Eels over the last couple years. At least they were until last month when we got news of a new song off a new album being supported by a new tour all at once. Now here’s another song off the upcoming album, Wonderful, Glorious,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 24, 2013 - 4:32 pm

Watch Eels’ This Is 40 Outtake

I haven’t seen Judd Apatow’s new film, This Is 40, so I can’t really comment on its flaws or virtues, but I will say that I’m impressed by the film’s deep connection to music. That’s essential to the plot, of course, as star Paul Rudd plays an independent label honcho, but Apatow doesn’t skimp o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 2, 2013 - 2:17 pm
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