Thursday, June 17, 2010

EELS Drop New Track From Tomorrow Morning

The latest from EELS, Tomorrow Morning, doesn't drop until August 24th, but that doesn't mean you have to wait: the band has dropped the first track from the record, and it's a doozy. Uncharacteristically optimistic, "Looking Up" employs Mr. E's recently-preferred vocal distortion along with a peppy boogie-woogie piano line. Oddly, the end result is something that reminds us slightly of vintage Stones, with Mick taking a hiatus. Sadly, it doesn't seem to move past it's initial vibe - to say it's compositionally simple would be an understatement.

Still, if the track is any indication of the feel of the new record, we're quite happy to hear that Mr. E is back in his rock place. The record is being accompanied by a world tour, which makes landfall in North America in early September (dates below). We've got our fingers crossed that this will be a serious rock show - it's been far to long since we've seen EELS crank it to 11.

EELS Fall 2010 North American Dates
Sep 22 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Sep 23 The National Theater RICHMOND, VA
Sep 24 The Royal Boston, MA
Sep 25 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Sep 26 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Sep 28 Le National Montreal, ., CANADA
Sep 29 The Mod Toronto, ., CANADA
Sep 30 The Crofoot Theater Detroit, MI
Oct 1 The Metro Chicago, Illinois
Oct 2 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
Oct 3 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Oct 5 The Odgen Theater Denver, CO
Oct 6 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 8 Roseland Theater Portland, OR Find Tickets
Oct 9 The Moore Theater Seattle, WA Find Tickets
Oct 11 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA Find Tickets
Oct 12 The Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA