EELS – Mistakes of My Youth
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EELS – Mistakes of My Youth

To herald the release of their forthcoming album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett – their eleventh full-length offering in a recording career that now spans eighteen years and three decades –   EELS have just revealed the record’s first single, ‘Mistakes of My Youth’.

On ‘Mistakes of My Youth’ the band’s leader and sheer driving force Mark Everett sounds positively joyous when the song is cast beside the perennial portrayal of him as some cultural doyen of despair, some grand master of melancholia. Steeped in the sepia of nostalgic reflection it may well be, but the buoyancy of the song’s gentle melody does accurately convey Everett’s mood of guarded optimism for the future. Mark Oliver Everett is back and, please keep this to yourself, he does seem to be almost happy.

Listen to ‘Mistakes of My Youth’ here:

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett is released on 21st April 2014 via E Works.


June 2014

15        Oxford, UK                    New Theatre

16        Manchester, UK           Bridgewater Hall

17        Glasgow, UK                  Royal Concert House

18        Cambridge, UK             Corn Exchange

19        Bexhill, UK                     De La Warr Pavilion

30        London, UK                   Royal Albert Hall

July 2014

1          Dublin, Ireland              Olympia

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