Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New EELS Track: "Man Up" On The Yes Man Soundtrack

Word just came over the wire that there's a new EELS track on the soundtrack to the new Jim Carrey/Zoey Deschanel film Yes Man. The track is available as a myspace stream at the moment, and we just had a listen. Frankly, to our ears, it's pretty boiler-plate EELS. That is to say, probably a fair bit better than 90% of what's out there, but pretty forumlaic for Mark Oliver Everett. Mellow, semi-spoken verses with strummy guitar, followed by upbeat catch phrase ("It's time to man up!") chorus.

Don't get us wrong, we're always glad to hear some new EELS, but this track seems to be ideally suited for how it's been used: as soundtrack-quality filler. That being said, don't take our word for it: head over to myspace and check it out for yourself (it's song number two in the player)...