“The Magic” By EELS

Ahead of the release of their new LP Extreme Witchcraft, EELS have shared a new video for their new single, “The Magic.” The track is off the full-length, available January 28 via PIAS and the band’s own E Works Records. EELS are also set for their upcoming Spring, 2022 Lockdown Hurricane tour of Europe and North America

The animated music video for the track sees EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, exploring an aquatic wonderland devoid of sunlight but teeming with surreal creatures and bioluminescent life. E co-produced Extreme Witchcraft with PJ Harvey producer and guitarist John Parish, marking the first time the two have recorded together since 2001’s Souljacker album. “The Magic” follows the singles “Good Night On Earth” and “Steam Engine.”

Says E: “John Parish is one of the most even-tempered, polite people I’ve ever met. A true gentleman. Actually, he’s probably THE most polite person I’ve ever met. But when he gets into the studio he becomes a mad scientist. If you make music with John Parish, you get stuff no one else does. He has a really unique toolbox and musical outlook. Perhaps his politeness is a coping mechanism to keep Mr. Hyde under control when he’s out of his laboratory.”

Extreme Witchcraft

1. Amateur Hour
2. Good Night On Earth
3. Strawberries & Popcorn
4. Steam Engine
5. Grandfather Clock Strikes Twelve
6. Stumbling Bee
7. The Magic
8. Better Living Through Desperation
9. So Anyway
10. What It Isn’t
11. Learning While I Lose
12. I Know You’re Right

Live Dates

Telegraph Building, Belfast, UK — March 11
Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland — March 12
Roundhouse, London, UK — March 14
Albert Hall, Manchester, UK — March 15
Barrowland, Glasgow, UK — March 16
Rock City, Nottingham, UK — March 17
02 Guildhall, Southampton, UK — March 18
Zenith, Munich, Germany — March 21
Palladium, Cologne, Germany — March 22
Edel-Optics Arena, Hamburg, Germany — March 23
Verti Music Hall, Berlin, Germany — March 25
La Cartonnerie, Reims, France — March 27
Salle Pleyel, Paris, France – March 28
Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland — March 30
Hall 622, Zurich, Switzerland — March 31
Live Club, Trezzo sull’Adda, Milan, Italy — April 1
Estragon, Bologna, Italy — April 2
Akvarium Klub, Budapest, Hungary — April 4
Gasometer, Vienna, Austria — April 5
Forest National, Brussels, Belgium — April 7
AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands — April 8
Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain — April 10
Auditorio, Vigo, Spain — April 12
La Riviera, Madrid, Spain — April 13
Belly Up, San Diego, CA — May 8
Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA — May 9
The UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA — May 10
The Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA — May 12
Revolution Hall, Portland, OR — May 13
Metro Music Bar, Salt Lake City, UT — May 15
Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO — May 16
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS — May 18
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN — May 19
Metro, Chicago, IL — May 20
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, Munhall (Pittsburgh), PA — May 21
Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA — May 22
Webster Hall, New York, NY — May 24
The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD — May 25
Keswick Theatre, Glenside (Philadelphia), PA — May 26
Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC — May 27
Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA — May 28

Pre-order Extreme Witchcraft by EELS HERE


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