Wednesday, January 23, 2013

EELS - "Peach Blossom" (Video)

The latest album from EELS is still two weeks away, but that hasn't kept us from salivating over the sneak peeks that are out there. Case in point: the above video for "Peach Blossom". It finds Mr. E back in his Souljacker-era bass-driven, fuzz guitar, take-no-prisoners mode. After two records in 2010 that both hooked into his more sensitive side, we couldn't be happier to hear a little rock and roll back in teh mix.

Wonderful, Glorious, Eels drops on February 5th, and will be accompanied by an internatonal tour, including the US dates listed below. It's being billed as a "Natural, Spectacular Event", make of that what you will. What's more, in addition to "Peach Blossom", you can further whet your appetite with "New Alphabet", an equally fuzzed-out accompaniment to this killer new material. Yum.

EELS US Tour Dates 2013 February 14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
February 15 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
February 16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
February 18 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
February 19 Seattle, WA Showbox Theater
February 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
February 23 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
February 24 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
February 25 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
February 26 Montreal, QC Theatre Corona
February 27 Boston, MA Paradise
March 1 New York, NY Webster Hall
March 2 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
March 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
March 4 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
March 5 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
March 7 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
March 8 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Ballroom