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Well, the 2010 Eels Performing Live tour is in full swing, and now that Tomorrow Morning has been released the setlists are changing from how they were at the beginning of the tour. Read the rest of this entry »


I talk to animals all of the time. I stopped at a pet store just the other day and went around talking to all the cats and mice and finches and such. It occurred to me how much I imprint personalities on the stray cats in my back alley, &c. And then I listened to “Little Bird” soon after.

When reviewers mentioned “Little Bird” in their reviews of End Times, they often said E sounded like some lame loser who talked to birds because he didn’t have any real friends. Well, that’s just a stupid thing to say. Anyone who makes a point of taking care of little animals–myself and E included–can attest to how restorative and pleasant a little chit-chat with birds or kittens or chipmunks can be. And that’s why “Little Bird” is such a wonderful song.

I just got off the phone with Merch Lackey. I preordered the End Times Deluxe Package back in early December, and though the album was released nearly two weeks ago (three if you consider the LP), I’m still waiting.

Well, it seems that the first batch of LPs and CDs Merch Lackey received wasn’t enough. So I, like four or five others I can think of, gotta wait a little longer still. Possibly next week, I was told.

Kinda frustrating. Reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld when Jerry made the car reservation.

Anyway, that’s that. In case you’re still waiting too, just hang in there. The digital download links are still available, or you can go to the store down the street and boggle at the surfeit of End Times CDs and wonder how to bridge that logical gap.

Well, one, obviously. E recorded it alone in his basement. Poor heartbroken jilted misanthropic E. Everyone knows that.

Except the liner notes on the album tell quite a different story. Read the rest of this entry »

The following is a brief overview of the Eels’ catalog, including a few albums that weren’t marketed as Eels but which obviously still are.

If you’re just finding out about E and his wonderful music, welcome. And enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Scotsman:
“Let’s hope he gets as much out of the experience as his listeners.” Read the rest of this entry »

Daily Express:
“The first thing that strikes the listener about End Times, Eels’ eighth album, is the shabby warmth of the production.” Read the rest of this entry »
“Mark Everett and Eels’ second album in six months isn’t quite a work of staggering genius, but it’s heartbreaking all the same.” Read the rest of this entry »

More End Times reviews are pouring in… Read the rest of this entry »

Quiet Color:
“When looking back at the Eels catalog, End Times is E’s second-best album.”

“[It] is an album forged by grief: observant, honest, compelling and heart-rending grief.”

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