For many people, the 1996 album Beautiful Freak was their introduction to Eels, the eccentric pop band led by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everettotherwise known simply as E. Although 90s melancholy hits Novocaine for the Soul and Your Lucky Day in Hell pushed the band into the mainstream, the career path Eels chose cemented them forever in the history of pop culture. Unbeknown to most, the band have supplied songs to more than a dozen popular movie soundtracksincluding the first three Shrek films, Knocked Up, American Beauty and Hot Fuzz. E hasnt stopped creating music since the bands radio heyday, though the group have seen a revolving door of members. Eels are on an international tour this summer, showcasing their impressive back catalog, as well as both albums released last year.
Wed., June 1, 8 p.m., 2011
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