Monday, June 15, 2009

New Music Monday Night

Eels - Hombre Lobo

Eels returned on June 2 with one of my most anticipated albums of the year. The good news is that our friend 'E' from the Eels is in fine form and this is right up there with his best work.

For those of you unfamiliar with Eels, they are the brainchild of Mark Oliver Everett, a musical genius simply known as 'E'. Even if you think you haven't heard them before, odds are you have. His songs have been in several movies, including all three Shrek films which I assume any parent has seen multiple times.

Hombre Lobo is the band's seventh studio album and is a concept album of sorts. As you see under the title '12 Songs of Desire', these are songs written from the perspective of a Werewolf or perhaps the Dogface Boy, a character from a previous Eels album and the namesake to our beloved (?) but MIA Skog Blog commenter - Dogface.

You may or may not enjoy this album but one thing I know for certain is that when it comes to Werewolf love it's more realistic than Twilight.

The Moore Brothers - Aptos

I stumbled upon The Moore Brothers and downloaded them on a whim. I'm glad I did. It was as if I had found an old record of Big J's from the 1970's. From the looks of the cover art you would assume that it was an old Grateful Dead LP, however, Aptos would fit right in with a classic Simon and Garfunkel album or any other great singer/songwriter folk/rock singers from the 60's and 70's. Apparently this is the fifth release from The Bros Moore and I will be tracking down their other recordings. If they are even half as good as Aptos then I will be very pleased and have a few more Oldies But Goodies to share.


Dogface said...

I do like eels.

kg said...

Welcome home, Dogface. I know life ain't been pretty for you.