EELS are an indie rock band run by singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett. Everett, who more commonly goes by the name E, is the only permanent member of EELS, bringing in different collaborators for his rock and chamber-pop compositions. Known for their spiky humor and confessional bent, E’s lyrics often touch on depression, doubt and mortality while at the same time offering glimpses of hope amidst the despair. EELS have had flashes of mainstream appeal, but largely they remain a critically acclaimed band with a strong cult following.
The new EELS album The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett will be released April, 22, 2014. Visit eelstheband.com for more info!