We could do the usual record company “bio” about
this new record, but, seriously...who gives a fuck?
The world is a mess. This is just music. Music by
someone who tends to believe that change starts
in your own backyard. I’m just optimistic enough to
believe that kind of thing can still help people.
It doesn’t have any answers, other than maybe
that there is no answer, the dust never settles,
everything is out of control, etc. But it offers this:
you can make changes. Thus, you can change the
world. Right?
Maybe if there’s anything we have any true control
over, it’s how we see things. There’s a song about
that here. The “our” of “In Our Cathedral” is the
collective “our” — all of us. Your point of view. As
the great Roger Miller once said, “You can’t roller
skate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if
you’ve a mind to.” He said it better than I did.
The other thing we can do while everything’s such
a mess is just try to be kind. Why not? We all have
bad days, but why not put in the effort whenever
possible? Nobody has it easy, however their story
may appear from a distance. So why not try to be

nice? Starting with yourself. That’s a nice change
for the world right there. Good things will grow out
of that. There are some songs along those lines
here as well.
I’ve been through some stuff, but I’m no expert.
I’m trying to dead reckon my way same as anyone.
I’m really just talking to myself here, looking for
what’s really there under all the defenses. But
maybe it could help you too?
Or: Fuck all this jibber jabber and see if you like this
new record!
Here are 15 new EELS tracks that may or may not
inspire, rock, or not rock you. The world is going
nuts. But if you look for it, there is still great beauty
to be found. Sometimes you don’t even have to
look for it. Other times you have to try to make it
yourself. And then there are times you have to tear
something apart to find something beautiful inside.
Best wishes on future endeavors,
EELS guy

American singer and songwriter and guitarist.

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