You’ve listened to their song “The Deconstruction” on 88Nine. And maybe you’ve heard some of their other songs elsewhere like “Fresh Blood,” the theme song to the 2015 miniseries “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.”
Now, watch Eels play three other songs at Studio Milwaukee, as well as a live interview with Justin Barney when they stopped in before their show at Turner Hall Ballroom on April 24th, 2019.
While the band has had several members over their nearly 25 year span of existence, this live session featured frontman Mark Oliver Everett (better known as “E”) on vocals, and guitarist Jeff Lyster (better known as “The Chet”) on electric guitar. Eels began their session with “Dirty Girl,” a song from their 2003 album “Shootenanny!” This track has alt-country vibes to it thanks to E’s vocals and The Chet’s heavy guitar riffs. The duo kept the outlaw country/southern rock vibe going with their second song “My Beloved Monster,” a track from their 1996 debut album, “Beautiful Freak.” The Chet’s guitar part was notable on this song, as well, as E gave him some recognition yelling “Tasty licks from The Chet.”
Eels perform at Studio Milwaukee
Following the first two songs, E opened up about his recent hiatus from music and his problem with being a workaholic. He also touched on being a jack of all trades as he is involved in much more than just music. E has acted in the Netflix show created by Judd Apatow “Love,” as well as being in a documentary and writing a book. E also said he wants to get involved in mountain climbing, specifically hoping to climb Mount Everest. Eels closed out their set with “I’m Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn’t Break Your Heart,” from their 2005 album “Blinking Lights and Other Revelations,” which is a double-sided, 33-track album. This song is a bit slower and leans closer to the genre of blues or blues rock, almost giving off a “House of the Rising Sun,” vibe. Wondering how to get invited to these exclusive Studio Milwaukee sessions? Become a VIP Member here to be in the audience for the next one.