Eels release new album, The Deconstruction: Stream

A reflection on pain and joy

Mark Oliver Everett of Eels
Mark Oliver Everett of Eels

Today marks the release of The Deconstruction, Eels’ first new album since 2014’s The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver EverettSubscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can listen in full.

Mark Oliver Everett, who fans of the band know as E, produced most of the album himself, though he was also joined by Mickey Petralia for the first time since 1998’s Electro-Shock Blues. Joining them in studio were longtime band members bassist Koool G Murder and guitarist P-Boo, as well as The Deconstruction Orchestra and Choir. Previously, the songwriter shared the title track and “Today Is the Day”.

The album comes after a hiatus that the 54-year old Everett called “a project of self-improvement,” during which he he got married, got divorced and had a son. In an interview with NPR, he explained that the point of The Deconstruction is “life is constant motion.”

“We spend most of our lives after we’re born slowly building up these defenses and walls around ourselves,” Everett added. “I just thought, ‘What’s underneath all that? What would happen if you tore down those defenses?'”

The Deconstruction Artwork:

eels the deconstruction Eels release new album, The Deconstruction: Stream

The Deconstruction Tracklist:
01. The Deconstruction
02. Bone Dry
03. The Quandary
04. Premonition
05. Rusty Pipes
06. The Epiphany
07. Today is the Day
08. Sweet Scorched Earth
09. Coming Back
10. Be Hurt
11. You Are The Shining Light
12. There I Said It
13. Archie Goodnight
14. The Unanswerable
15. In Our Cathedral