Cool kids have feelings, too, and need cool, sad music to tempt those sexy crocodile tears. All the better that a prime resource for a hipster-style curl-up-and-cryfest is a hotly melancholic LA cowboy with a rep for being batshit crazy. Mark Oliver Everett, solo artiste and leader of the enigmatic band Eels, is old-school creative, a rare bird in an increasingly slick indie-rock scene. Bristling, restless and messy, Everett (also known as "E") has released many excellently weird records, but he retreats to his Silver Lake basement whenever the music-biz heat gets too severe. Not that he doesn't sometimes court it: On Tuesday, Eels will be releasing a gigantic amount of material over two compilations, one... More >>>