Eels Daisies Of The Galaxy on 180g LP
Eels have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett aka E, Eels have released 10 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. Mojo Magazine calls Everett "a member of rock's very own League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," while legendary troubadour Tom Waits says he "eagerly awaits each new release." In 2009 Eels began the release of an album trilogy: Hombre Lobo, End Times, and Tomorrow Morning, followed three years later by 2013's Wonderful, Glorious and the critically-acclaimed The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett in 2014.
Soon after returning home and contributing "Cancer For The Cure" to the film American Beauty, E went down to his basement to write and record the Eels next album. Less than 6 months after the release of Electro-Shock Blues, Daisies Of The Galaxy was finished. Not released until February 2000, Daisies Of The Galaxy picked up where Electro-Shock Blues left off. "The challenge was to figure out where one can go from Electro-Shock Blues, and I wanted to go up," says E.
Legendary producer Lenny Waronker likened the album to "A nice walk in the park, where you're occasionally bitten by a snake." NME called the album, "A masterpiece in almost every way." R.E.M.'s Peter Buck guests on the album, and co-wrote the track, "Estate Sale." The first single, "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" was a hidden track on the album, yet a substantial international hit. The video for the second single "Flyswatter" featured drummer Butch as a clown on a police stakeout in front of E's home.