Fire Track: Eels – “The Magic”

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“The Magic,” is the latest track from EELS’ upcoming fourteenth studio album Extreme Witchcraft, which is out January 28 via PIAS and the band’s own E Works Records. EELS previously unveiled the album track “Good Night On Earth,” which continues to receive extensive critical acclaim; The New York Times raves, “a fuzz-toned guitar riff and a snappy beat carry ‘Good Night on Earth,’ a quintessential Eels song: hoarse, succinct, dry-eyed and well aware of life’s ironies.” Consequence adds “the propulsive ‘Good Night on Earth’ offers up an optimistic outlook in the face of adversity,” while Brooklyn Vegan hails “‘Good Night on Earth’ is a fuzzed-out, bluesy/punky/dancey number with E trying to put a positive spin on our shitshow world.”

EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, co-produced the record with PJ Harvey producer and guitarist John Parish, marking the first time the two have recorded together since 2001’s Souljacker album. EELS are also set for their upcoming Spring, 2022 Lockdown Hurricane tour of Europe and America, starting March 11 in Belfast. You can find tickets HERE.

Says E: “John Parish is one of the most even-tempered, polite people I’ve ever met. A true gentleman. Actually he’s probably THE most polite person I’ve ever met. But when he gets into the studio he becomes a mad scientist. If you make music with John Parish, you get stuff no one else does. He has a really unique toolbox and musical outlook. Perhaps his politeness is a coping mechanism to keep Mr. Hyde under control when he’s out of his laboratory.”

You can pre-order the album HERE.

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