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EELS reveal macabre stop-motion music video and release new album ‘The Deconstruction’

April 8, 2018

NEW EELS ALBUM THE DECONSTRUCTION  OUT NOW

BAND CELEBRATES BY PREMIERING STOP-MOTION VIDEO FOR ‘BONE DRY’

WATCH HERE

Taken from the new album

The Deconstruction

OUT TODAY on E Works/[PIAS]

http://smarturl.it/the-deconstruction

 

UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES

Including London O2 Brixton Academy – July 2nd

Watch the official video for EELS’ song ‘Bone Dry’ off of their new album The Deconstruction, out now on E Works/[PIAS].

The stop-motion video was produced by Starburns Industries’ Duke Johnson and Dino Stamatopoulos, the team behind Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, and directed by Sofia Astrom, who noted, “E really liked Duke Johnson’s idea of dancing skeletons for “Bone Dry.” My co-producer and art director Tony Candelaria and I knew that we needed the best skeleton animator in the world, so we brought in Anthony Scotts (Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride) to help us make E’s skeletons come to life.”

EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E calls the track “an answer to our song “Fresh Blood”—what happens if the hunter in “Fresh Blood” becomes the prey?” Watch all the haunted heartbreak HERE, and order the album HERE.

The new album continues to garner widespread critical praise. Stereogum calls the title track “a genuinely gorgeous piece of music,” while 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.

To celebrate the release of The Deconstruction, EELS will tour worldwide this summer, with a UK headline run kicking off July 2nd with a show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy. See below for full tour details, and purchase tickets HERE.

The album was performed by E and longtime collaborators Koool G Murder and P-Boo, alongside The Deconstruction Orchestra and Choir, and produced by E, with some songs produced with Mickey Petralia for the first time since 1998’s Electro-Shock Blues.

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 eleven 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 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 E appeared in Judd Apatow’s Netflix original series Love.

2018 TOUR DATES

May

28th – USA, Pomona, The Glass House

30th – USA, Los Angeles, Fonda Theatre

31st – USA, San Francisco, The Fillmore

June

1st – USA, Portland, Crystal Ballroom

2nd – USA, Seattle, The Showbox

5th – USA, Minneapolis, First Avenue

6th – USA, Chicago, Thalia Hall

8th – USA, Boston, House of Blues

9th – USA, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Steel

10th – USA, Philadelphia, Union Transfer

11th – USA, Washington DC, Lincoln Theatre

17th – Germany, Mannheim, Maifeld Derby

18th – Netherlands, Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg

19th – Netherlands, Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg

21st – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso

23rd – Italy, Cesena, Acieloaperto, Rocca Malatestiana

25th – Germany, Munich, Tonhalle

26th – Germany, Cologne, E-Werk

28th – Germany, Berlin, Tempodrom

29th – Germany, Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit
30th – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Siren’s Call

July

2nd – UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton

3rd – UK, Manchester, Manchester Academy

4th – UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy

6th – Ireland, Dublin, Iveagh Gardens

8th – Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter

9th – France, Paris, Olympia

11th – Spain, Barcelona, BARTS

12th – Spain, Madrid, Mad Cool Festival

13th – Portugal, Lisbon, NOS Alive Festival
16th – Austria, Feldkirch, Poolbar Festival

17th – Austria, Vienna, Arena

20th – Switzerland, Lucerne, Blue Balls Festival

MORE DATES TBA

 

*Purchase tickets at eelstheband.com/tourdates*

 

‘THE DECONSTRUCTION’ – TRACKLISTING

 

  1. The Deconstruction

  2. Bone Dry

  3. The Quandary

  4. Premonition

  5. Rusty Pipes

  6. The Epiphany

  7. Today Is The Day

  8. Sweet Scorched Earth

  9. Coming Back

  10. Be Hurt

  11. You Are The Shining Light

  12. There I Said It

  13. Archie Goodnight

  14. The Unanswerable

  15. In Our Cathedral

 

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