EELS Release New Single and Video 'You Are The Shining Light'
EELS return today with new single, "You Are The Shining Light", and corresponding video directed byDavid Horsburgh, illustrated by Teresa Gasco, and animated by Ivan Xavier, Thanos Kousis, and Alexandre Belbari. Watch the video below!
The track is featured on their latest album, The Deconstruction, which continues to garner widespread critical praise since its release last spring.
The single received rave reviews from The Independent, who described it as having "the swaggering squall and crunch of a mid-Sixties Hollywood party"-as well as Drowned In Sound, who label it an "absolute monster."
EELS kick off their U.S. tour this Sunday in Denver, CO with further shows in Minneapolis, Chicago,Boston, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and more. The band will then make their way to Europe for a summer run starting in Zurich on August 14. See below for full tour details, purchase tickets HERE. More dates TBA.
Frontman E (Mark Oliver Everett) sat down with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air, listen HERE.American Songwriter calls The Deconstruction "another expressive, rugged and diverse gem." Q Magazine declares the album "a captivating return from one of indie rock's most consistent songwriters," giving the album 4 stars. Likewise MOJO proclaims it "Gorgeous... another EELS album to treasure" in its 4 star review.
EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing projects of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 11 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. EELS released their critically acclaimed The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett in 2014, and 2015 saw the release of the band's extraordinary seventh live album Live at Royal Albert Hall, recorded at the storied London venue and accompanied by a concert film. In the same year, the band's "Fresh Blood" served as the theme song to HBO's "The Jinx" and from 2016 to 2018 E appeared in Judd Apatow's Netflix original series "Love."
EELS U.S. TOUR DATES
April 21-Denver, CO-Gothic Theatre
Apr 23-Minneapolis, MN-First Avenue
Apr 24-Milwaukee, WI-Turner Hall Ballroom
Apr 25-Chicago, IL-Thalia Hall
Apr 26-Detroit, MI-Majestic Theatre
Apr 27-Pittsburgh, PA-Mr. Smalls Theatre
Apr 29-Buffalo, NY-Town Ballroom
Apr 30-Boston, MA-The Wilbur
May 1-New York, NY-Irving Plaza
May 3-Nashville, TN-Cannery Ballroom
May 4-St. Louis, MO-Delmar Hall
May 5-Dallas, TX-Canton Hall
May 6-Austin, TX-Emo's
May 8-Phoenix, AZ-The Van Buren
May 9-Santa Ana, CA-The Observatory
May 11-San Diego, CA-The Observatory North Park
May 12-Los Angeles, CA-The Theater at Ace Hotel
May 13-San Francisco, CA-The Regency Ballroom
May 14-Sacramento, CA-Crest Theatre
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
August 14-Zurich, Switzerland-X-TRA
August 15-Le Locle, Switzerland-Rock Altitude Festival
August 17-Hasselt, Belgium-Pukkelpop
August 18-Crickhowell, UK-Green Man Festival
August 19-Nottingham, UK-Rock City
August 20-Southampton, UK-O2 Guildhall
August 21-London, UK-Hammersmith Apollo
August 23-Paris, France-Rock en Seine
August 24- Amsterdam, Netherlands-Once In A Blue Moon Festival
August 25-Leipzig, Germany-Haus Auensee
August 27-Copenhagen, Denmark-Grey Hall
August 28-Oslo, Norway-Rockefeller
August 29-Stockholm, Sweden-Debaser Medis
August 31-Stuttgart, Germany-Im Wizemann
September 1-Prato, Italy-Settembre Prato è Spettacolo
September 2-Milan, Italy-Circolo Magnolia
September 4-Linz, Austria-Posthof
September 6-Barcelona, Spain-Razzmatazz
September 8-Santiago de Compostela, Spain-Auditorio De Galicia
September 10-Lyon, France-Radiant
September 11-Frankfurt, Germany-Batschkapp
September 12-Luxembourg City, Luxembourg--Den Atelier
September 14-Glasgow, UK-02 Academy
September 15-Manchester, UK-Albert Hall
Photo credit: Gus Black