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Eels Biography


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Birth Place: Los Feliz, California, United States
Years Active: 1995–present
Genres: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Lo-fi


Eels (often typeset as eels or EELS) is an American rock band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as E. Other members rotate frequently, both in the studio and on stage.

In 1996 the band released their debut album “Beautiful Freak,” a melancholy pop record with tormented lyrics. Musically, it demonstrated a wide range of influences including grunge and hip hop. The singles "Novocaine for the Soul", "Susan's House" and "Your Lucky Day in Hell" achieved modest national and international success, winning the Best International Breakthrough Act award at the 1998 BRIT Awards.

“Daisies in the Galaxy” was released in early 2000 and the single "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" peaked at #11 in the UK Singles Chart.

2009’s “Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire” reached #43 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It was the first album in a trilogy that included 2010’s “End Times” and “Tomorrow Morning.”