- 22 Sep 21
Eels have also shared a brand new song, titled 'Good Night On Earth'.
EELS are slated to release their 14th studio album Extreme Witchcraft on January 28 via PIAS and 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. The Los Angeles outfit are also set for a spring 2022 tour of Europe and America, starting March 11 in Belfast.
The long-running band will also visit the 3Olympia Theatre on March 12, 2022 after their initial show at the Telegraph Building, Belfast.
“John Parish is one of the most even-tempered, polite people I’ve ever met," E says of the project. "A true gentleman. Actually he’s probably THE most polite person I’ve ever met. But when he gets into the studio he becomes a mad scientist. If you make music with John Parish, you get stuff no one else does. He has a really unique toolbox and musical outlook. Perhaps his politeness is a coping mechanism to keep Mr. Hyde under control when he’s out of his laboratory.”
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 also received extensive critical praise. Formed in California in 1991 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist E; EELS' line-up has changed over the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for most of the band's work.
Revisit the Hot Press October 2020 interview with Mark Oliver Everett here.
Listen to 'Good Night On Earth' below:
Grab your tickets to see EELS here.
SPRING 2022 LOCKDOWN HURRICANE TOUR
11 March - Telegraph Building, Belfast
12 March - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Extreme Witchcraft Tracklist
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