Tuesday, March 3, 2009
New eels album in June, woo-hoo!
It was in 1999, during the shortlived Age of Napster, that a 10-year-old Anneliese sent me some MP3s from Beautiful Freak and Electro-shock Blues with the note, "I think you'll like these." Well she was completely right, I LOVED the band/man and have only grown to love them more over the last decade. A perfect songwriter for our time, E is a misanthrope who keeps hoping. Pitchfork reports (in fact, it's their lead story today) new album Hombre Loco will be out June 2nd. They also report it appears he's still got the beard. Below, the emotional closer from the double LP Blinking Lights.
UPDATE! first track to be released off the new album, Fresh Blood, featuring E howling like a werewolf, is here.
MP3 eels - Things the Grandchildren Should Know (from 2005's Blinking Lights and Other Revelations)