Stream: Eels’ new album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

    Mark Oliver Everett will release his 11th studio album as Eels, entitled The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, on April 22nd via Vagrant Records. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full over at

    The album spans 13 tracks and serves as the follow-up to last year’s Wonderful, Glorious. (It’s also Everett’s fifth record since 2009.) While its title invokes the sense of a solo album, it features contributions from longtime Eels members Koool G Murder, The Chet, P-Boo, and Knuckles, who were each involved in “performing, songwriting, and even arranging the album’s orchestral parts,” according to a press release.

    The press release adds that Cautionary Tales is “an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle”. As Everett explains, “It’s inspired by something I went though. Someone I lost, by choice, and later came to regret losing. It wasn’t until I started to look at my role in it that it began to feel like I was getting somewhere worthwhile. The experience transformed me. This is the musical version of that experience. I’m hoping it could maybe serve as some sort of example for others. To learn from my mistakes.”


    Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Below, watch the video for “Mistakes Of My Youth”:

    The standard LP will be accompanied by a bonus disc comprised of new cuts, unreleased material, and live session recordings from KCRW and WNYC. Consult both tracklists below.

    The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Tracklist:
    01. Where I’m At
    02. Parallels
    03. Lockdown Hurricane
    04. Agatha Chang
    05. A Swallow in the Sun
    06. Where I’m From
    07. Series of Misunderstandings
    08. Kindred Spirit
    09. Gentleman’s Choice
    10. Dead Reckoning
    11. Answers
    12. Mistakes of My Youth
    13. Where I’m Going

    Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc:
    01. To Dig It
    02. Lonely Lockdown Hurricane
    03. Bow Out
    04. A Good Deal
    05. Good Morning Bright Eyes
    06. Millicent Don’t Blame Yourself
    07. Thanks I Guess
    08. On The Ropes (LIVE WNYC)
    09. Accident Prone (LIVE WNYC)
    10. I’m Your Brave Little Soldier (LIVE WNYC)
    11. Fresh Feeling (LIVE KCRW)
    12. Trouble With Dreams (LIVE KCRW)
    13. Oh Well (LIVE KCRW)