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Album of the Week: Wye Oak

The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs Out Now via Merge

Apr 06, 2018

In the Google's documentary, Merge Records: 25 Years in 24 Minutes, Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner discusses how the help she received from label cofounder Laura Ballance kept the band continuing even after Wasner's romantic breakup with drummer Andy Stack. Fortunately, for us, the band sounds stronger than ever at 12 years old and with the release of their sixth LP, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. More

Eels Share Video for “Bone Dry”

The Deconstruction Out Today via E Works/PIAS

Apr 06, 2018

Eels (the project of Mark Oliver Everett) released a new albumThe Deconstruction, today via E Works/PIAS. Previously Everett shared its title track, "The Deconstruction," as well as the upbeat "Today Is the Day." More

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Support Under the Radar on Patreon to Access Exclusive Content

Apr 03, 2018

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters and you will also help keep one of the last print music magazines strong and vital. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Natalie Prass, Tracyanne & Danny, Wye Oak, Stars, and More

Plus Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Laura Veirs, CHVRCHES, John Parish, Eels, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 30, 2018

Last week we crammed two weeks into Songs of the Week, but this week we're back on track with a regular one-week wrap-up. There was plenty to choose from this week. Our #1 is a funky feminist anthem and our #2 was a close second. Artists whose songs almost made the Top 10 include Hinds, Air Waves (feat. Kevin Morby), mastersystem (remixed by Mogwai), The Lemon Twigs, Sam Evian, and Bernice. More

Eels Share New Song “Bone Dry”

The Deconstruction Due Out April 6 via E Works/PIAS

Mar 28, 2018

Eels (the project of Mark Oliver Everett) are releasing a new albumThe Deconstruction, on April 6 via E Works/PIAS. Now he's shared the fourth song from the album, the fast paced "Bone Dry." More

Eels Share New Song “Premonition”

The Deconstruction Due Out April 6 via E Works/PIAS

Mar 14, 2018

Eels (the project of Mark Oliver Everett) are releasing a new albumThe Deconstruction, on April 6 via E Works/PIAS. Previously Everett shared its title track, "The Deconstruction," as well as the upbeat "Today Is the Day." More

Feb 21, 2018

Eels (the project of Mark Oliver Everett) are releasing a new albumThe Deconstruction, on April 6 via E Works/PIAS. Previously Everett shared its title track, "The Deconstruction," as well as the upbeat "Today Is the Day."Now "Today Is the Day" has a video. More

Listen: Eels - “Today Is the Day”

The Deconstruction Due Out April 6 via E Works/PIAS

Feb 08, 2018

Eels (the project of Mark Oliver Everett) are releasing a new album, The Deconstruction, on April 6 via E Works/PIAS. Previously Everett shared its title track, "The Deconstruction." Now he has shared another song from the album, the upbeat "Today Is the Day."  More

Eels Announce New Album, Share Title Track “The Deconstruction”

The Deconstruction Due Out April 6 via E Works/PIAS

Jan 17, 2018

Eels (the project of Mark Oliver Everett) have announced a new album, The Deconstruction, and shared its title track, "The Deconstruction." The Deconstruction is due out April 6 via E Works/PIAS. Below is the "The Deconstruction," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Eels' upcoming tour dates. More

Jun 26, 2014

Some phrases you never think you’ll type. Like “EELS covers Journey.” More

Jul 08, 2013

In the video for Eels' latest single "Kinda Fuzzy," directed by Jessica Hundley, frontman Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, plays a down-on-his-luck kids' TV-show host who finds that special something to put a spring back in his over-sized step. It's like The Simpsons' Krusty the Klown in a three-minute love story. More

Jan 07, 2013

Last month Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett had a little fun by posting a number of mock acceptance speeches for this year's Grammy ceremony. More

Jan 02, 2013

In this deleted scene from This is 40Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett  performs for a disheveled record executive (played by Paul Rudd).  More

Watch: Eels Fake Grammy Acceptance Speeches

He Couldn't Be There For Various Ridiculous Reasons

Dec 05, 2012

Eels frontman Mark Oliver Everett has apparently had a vision of his future, and it includes a lot of Grammy wins. More

Eels Embark on World Tour

New Album Wonderful, Glorious Out Feb. 5

Nov 27, 2012

Releasing his 10th studio album Wonderful, Glorious on Feb. 5, Eels (a.k.a. Mark Oliver Everett) has announced a three month-long world tour that will take him across North America, the UK, and Europe. More

Listen: Eels - “Peach Blossom”

Off Upcoming LP Wonderful, Glorious

Nov 06, 2012

Recently announcing the release of the their new album Wonderful, Glorious Eels have premiered one of the record's included tracks "Peach Blossom." More

Oct 22, 2012

Eels, the ongoing musical adventuring of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, has announced the release of the band's tenth album Wonderful, Glorious. More

Eels Gets Revenge on London in New Video “Baby Loves Me”

That’ll Teach Them To Treat E Like A Terrorist!

Sep 23, 2010

In new Eels video, “Baby Loves Me,” bearded leadman E, wanders around a London that appears to be straight out of our childhood fantasies…awww…sweet! Of course, with the notoriously moody troubadour, nothing is ever that innocent. More

Eels Announce World Tour and New Album

Tomorrow Morning Due Out August 24th

May 21, 2010

Eels have announced a massive upcoming summer tour and the release date of the new album, Tomorrow Morning. The 14-track album, which will serve as the closing chapter of what group leader Mark Oliver Everett deems a trilogy with Hombre Lobo and End Times, is set for an August 24th release date on Eels' E Works Record Label. More

Eels Get “Unhinged” in New Video

Album End Times Out Now

Feb 10, 2010

Eels have rolled out "Unhinged," a video from their newest album End Times. In it, things go from "normal" (reading in bed), to well...not quite so normal. More

Eels Announce “End Times,” Out January 19th, 2010

New Album to be Released Six Months After Previous Effort, Hombre Lobo

Oct 14, 2009

Eels have announced their eighth studio album, End Times. More


Interviews

Eels on “The Deconstruction”

Burning Down the Walls

Apr 06, 2018

Since the mid-1990s, Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) has crafted wildly inventive and stylized orchestral indie rock that blends the philosophical and the heartbreak without ever sounding overly calculating or sentimental.  More


Reviews

The Deconstruction

The Deconstruction

E Works/PIAS

Mar 30, 2018

Since Beautiful Freak debuted in 1996, Mark Oliver Everett (aka Eels, aka E) has been crafting quirkily moody pop songs enabling him to hone Eels' eclectic sound into a unique hybrid style that is less a composite of multiple genres and more of an unclassifiable, singular genre unto itself. More

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

E Works/[PIAS] America

Apr 21, 2014

Eels' Mark Everett has never been known for his optimism. Even in its sunniest moments, his music is always cut with an element of spiraling introversion. So with a title like The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, it's pretty clear album number 11 isn't going to be all shits and giggles. More

Wonderful, Glorious

Wonderful, Glorious

E Works/Vagrant

Feb 05, 2013

"I'm getting tired of being complacent," sings Mark "E" Everett on "Bombs Away," the opening track to this 10th studio chapter of a career that often reads better as a narrative than a discography. Channelling "Hey Hey, My My"-era Neil Young in sentiment, it's an odd line to open an album that verifies that complacency is still not something Eels need worry about. More

Tomorrow Morning

Tomorrow Morning

E Works

Sep 06, 2010

It has certainly been a prolific three years for Eels’ Mark Oliver Everett. His moving autobiography Things the Grandchildren Should Know was published in 2007, while the award-winning documentary Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives saw Everett explore the life of his renowned quantum physicist father Hugh Everett III. Tomorrow Morning is his ninth studio album, the final part of a trilogy begun with Hombre Loco and End Times. More

End Times

End Times

Vagrant

Feb 11, 2010

"I'll lock the world away/Haunted by my better days," Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, wheezes dejectedly on "Nowadays," exhibiting the dignified sense of resignation that colors End Times, the second Eels album in less than 10 months, and light years away emotionally from his most recent, Hombre Lobo. Lobo found E assuming the fictional werewolf character "Dog Faced Boy," waxing rapturously of unrequited love and desire. Here, he seems enmeshed in memory, consumed with the inevitable deterioration of relationships across time and distance, while still fitfully yearning for redemption. More