VIDEO: EELS Perform 'What I Have to Offer' in Movie THIS IS FORTY; New Album Out 2/5
EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett sings "What I Have To Offer" and delivers some bad news to Paul Rudd in a deleted scene shot during the filming of Judd Apatow's new movie This is Forty. You can see the clip below!
"What I Have To Offer," off of the band's 2010 release Tomorrow Morning, is available on iTunes. EELS also performed the main titles song "Calling For Your Love" in the new Cirque du Soleil film Wolrds Away. The song is now streaming HERE. To celebarate the release of their upcoming album Wonderful, Glorious, out February 5 on E Works/Vagrant Records, EELS will embark on a world tour kicking off February 14 in Santa Ana, California and include dates across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe. The tour will wrap up on April 24 in Paris; please see below for a complete list of dates. Tickets are available HERE.
The ever-changing project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka K), EELS recorded Wonderful, Glorious at Everett's new Los Feliz, CA studio. Dubbed "The Compound," the new space invigorated Everett's writing process. "It was exciting," he says, "it filled me with hope for limitless possibilities. And I realized I'd had a similar feeling when I first put the band together for the last two tours." The band, which features guitarists The Chet and P-Boo, bass player Koool G Murder and drummer Knuckles, all had a hand in the writing of Wonderful, Glorious. "The only rule I had was 'let's try it,'" says Everett. "If anyone in The Room had an idea, I'd say 'let's try it.'"
In the four years prior to his album trilogy, Everett embarked on a number of projects including his acclaimed autobiography Things the Grandchildren Should Know and the BBC-produced multiple-award winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary film about E and his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III, which was broadcast on PBS' Nova series in the U.S., fall of 2008. "All this time during the making of all these other projects, I was always writing and recording music," says Everett. "Every time I branch out and try something else, I think it will be some kind of relief to take a break from music. But I always come back with my tail between my legs, because there's nothing I enjoy more than making music. The other projects have been great experiences for me, but this is what I love to do."