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Spanning over 15 years, seven studio albums and featuring some of EELS best loved songs, the new compilation album EELS So Good: Essential EELS, Vol 2 includes hits such as ‘Fresh Blood’ and ‘That Look You Gave That Guy’, new favourites from 2020’s Earth To Dora, as well as three previously unreleased tracks and five that are being pressed to vinyl for the very first time, including ‘Royal Pain’ from the motion picture Shrek The Third, and ‘Man Up’ from the official soundtrack of Yes Man. 

 

The album follows EELS’ recent Christmas single ‘Christmas, Why You Gotta Do Me Like This’, released on the 29th November 2023, which is also featured on the new album.

Everyone should have at least three Christmas songs in their catalog

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Their recent release ‘Christmas Why You Gotta Do Me Like That’ is an alternative yuletide ballad narrating a tale of unrequited love at Christmas time. The song follows the band’s previous festive offerings ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’ and ‘Christmas is Going to the Dogs’.“Everyone should have at least three Christmas songs in their catalog”, says principal singer-songwriter E. “I’m sorry it took me so long.”

 

EELS recently dropped an animated lyric video for the single, directed and animated by Alistair Nicholls at Scale Model Studios. Watch the video here:

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EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak.

 

In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award-winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

Listen to EELS So Good: Essential EELS, Vol 2 here:

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