EELS UNVEIL NEW TRACK “THE MAGIC”

NEW ALBUM EXTREME WITCHCRAFT DUE JANUARY 28, CO-PRODUCED BY E & JOHN PARISH

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR SPRING 2022 LOCKDOWN HURRICANE TOUR

The Magic,” the latest track from EELS’ upcoming fourteenth studio album Extreme Witchcraft, is out now; stream/share it at https://ffm.to/e_tm.

Extreme Witchcraft is out January 28 via PIAS and the band’s own E Works Records; pre-save/pre-order the record HERE.

EELS previously unveiled the album track “Good Night On Earth,” which continues to receive extensive critical acclaim; The New York Times raves, “a fuzz-toned guitar riff and a snappy beat carry ‘Good Night on Earth,’ a quintessential Eels song: hoarse, succinct, dry-eyed and well aware of life’s ironies.” Consequence adds “the propulsive ‘Good Night on Earth’ offers up an optimistic outlook in the face of adversity,” while Brooklyn Vegan hails “‘Good Night on Earth’ is a fuzzed-out, bluesy/punky/dancey number with E trying to put a positive spin on our shitshow world.” The track has also been the subject of praise from Stereogum, Under the Radar, SPIN, American Songwriter and more. Most recently the band debuted the track “Steam Engine,” which received accolades from Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Under the Radar and many more.

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. EELS are also set for their upcoming Spring, 2022 Lockdown Hurricane tour of Europe and America, starting March 11 in Belfast; get tickets HERE.

Says E: “John Parish is one of the most even-tempered, polite people I’ve ever met. 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, received extensive critical praise, and was described as “their sweetest natured album ever” by The Independent and awarded four stars in MOJO and NME.

For more information, please contact Krista Williams, Joe Cohen or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

Extreme Witchcraft Tracklist
1. Amateur Hour
2. Good Night On Earth
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

Upcoming Lockdown Hurricane Tour Dates
Telegraph Building /// Belfast, UK /// March 11
Olympia Theatre /// Dublin, Ireland /// March 12
Roundhouse /// London, UK /// March 14
Albert Hall /// Manchester, UK /// March 15
Barrowland /// Glasgow, UK /// March 16
Rock City /// Nottingham, UK /// March 17
02 Guildhall /// Southampton, UK /// March 18
Zenith /// Munich, Germany /// March 21
Palladium /// Cologne, Germany /// March 22
Edel-Optics Arena /// Hamburg, Germany /// March 23
Verti Music Hall /// Berlin, Germany /// March 25
La Cartonnerie /// Reims, France – March 27
Salle Pleyel /// Paris, France – March 28
Les Docks /// Lausanne, Switzerland /// March 30
Hall 622 /// Zurich, Switzerland /// March 31
Live Club /// Trezzo sull’Adda, Milan /// Italy /// April 1
Estragon /// Bologna, Italy /// April 2
Akvarium Klub /// Budapest, Hungary /// April 4
Gasometer /// Vienna, Austria /// April 5
Forest National /// Brussels, Belgium /// April 7
AFAS Live /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// April 8
Razzmatazz /// Barcelona, Spain /// April 10
Auditorio /// Vigo, Spain /// April 12
La Riviera /// Madrid, Spain /// April 13
Belly Up /// San Diego, CA /// May 8
Fonda Theatre /// Los Angeles, CA /// May 9
The UC Theatre /// Berkeley, CA /// May 10
The Neptune Theatre /// Seattle, WA /// May 12
Revolution Hall /// Portland, OR /// May 13
Metro Music Bar /// Salt Lake City, UT /// May 15
Boulder Theater /// Boulder, CO /// May 16
Liberty Hall /// Lawrence, KS /// May 18
First Avenue /// Minneapolis, MN /// May 19
Metro /// Chicago, IL /// May 20
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall /// Munhall
(Pittsburgh), PA /// May 21
Paradise Rock Club /// Boston, MA /// May 22
Webster Hall /// New York, NY /// May 24
The Fillmore /// Silver Spring, MD /// May 25
Keswick Theatre /// Glenside (Philadelphia), PA /// May 26
Cat’s Cradle /// Carrboro, NC /// May 27
Variety Playhouse /// Atlanta, GA /// May 28

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