Multi-genre outfit EELS, masterminded by Los Angeles-based vocalist/guitarist Mark Oliver Everett (E for short), released The Deconstruction last year, the first album from the band in about four years or so. It had been awhile and things were put on pause because…life happens; marriage, a child, divorce, and all the stuff in between. Like anyone.
The Deconstruction documents the journey, of course. It’s decidedly a bit mellower than its predecessors, though it resonates with E’s brilliant self-deprecating humor – make that darkly humorous, but with that odd glint of hope spiking through. Obviously, these are songs with messages sent out to the world, but these very same messages are the ones E’s also directed toward himself.
Don’t miss EELS tonight at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and Robert Ellis opens the show. Recommended.
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