“The Deconstruction” by EELS

The Deconstruction, the new album from EELS, is set for release April 6 via E Works/PIAS. Listen to the title track from the album, the twelfth from the long-running rock outfit and their first in four years.

“Here are 15 new EELS tracks that may or may not inspire, rock, or not rock you,” frontman E (a.k.a. Mark Oliver Everett) says of the new album. “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. ”

To celebrate the release, EELS will tour worldwide this summer, with a North American headline run kicking off May 28 in Pomona, CA and further shows in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New York, D.C. and more. See below for full tour details. The album was performed by E and longtime collaborators Koool G Murder and P-Boo, alongside The Deconstruction Orchestra and Choir, and produced by E, with some songs produced by Mickey Petralia for the first time since 1998’s Electro-Shock Blues.

The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released eleven studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. In 2008, E published his book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award-winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III. EELS released their critically acclaimed The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett in 2014, and 2015 saw the release of the band’s seventh live album Live at Royal Albert Hall, recorded at the storied London venue and accompanied by a concert film. In the same year, the band’s “Fresh Blood” served as the theme song to HBO’s “The Jinx” and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 E appeared in Judd Apatow’s Netflix original series “Love.”EELS TOUR DATES

May 28—Pomona, CA—The Glass House*
May 30—Los Angeles, CA—Fonda Theatre
May 31—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
June 1—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
June 2—Seattle, WA—The Showbox
June 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
June 6—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
June 8—Boston, MA—House of Blues
June 9—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
June 10—Philadelphia, PA—Union
June 11—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre
June 17—Mannheim, Germany—Maifeld Derby Festival
June 18—Utrecht, Netherlands—Tivoli Vredenburg
June 23—Cesena, Italy— Acieloaperto – Rocca Malatestiana
June 25—Munich, Germany—TonHalle
June 28—Berlin, Germany—Tempodrom
June 29—Hamburg, Germany—Grosse Freiheit
July 2—London, UK—O2 Academy Brixton
July 3—Manchester, UK—Manchester Academy
July 4—Glasgow, UK—O2 Academy
July 6—Dublin, Ireland—Iveagh Gardens
July 8—Werchter, Belgium—Rock Werchter
July 9—Paris, France—Olympia
July 13—Lisbon, Portugal—NOS Alive Festival
July 16—Feldkirch, Austria—Poolbar Festival
July 17—Vienna, Austria—Arena
July 20—Lucerne, Switzerland—KKL Blue Balls Festival
* warm up show