EELS New Releases, CD Giveaway Contest

Mark Oliver Everett of Eels
Mark Oliver Everett

Tuesday (Jan 15) marks the release of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Mark Oliver Everett‘s (aka E) first “best of” compilation entitled Meet The EELS: Essential EELS Vol. 1, 1996-2006, and his first collection of rarities entitled EELS Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996-2006.

Spanning the first decade of Eels music, Meet The Eels offers 24 tracks that showcase the band’s evolution and growth of E as a songwriter, along with 12 videos. While Useless Trinkets is a must-have collection of 50 hard-to-find B-sides, film contributions and unreleased tracks, and a DVD of live performance footage from Lollapalooza 2006. All music has been digitally remastered and both releases are accompanied by notes from E and full-color booklets.

If the release of these two CD’s wasn’t excitement enough for you, the pièce de résistance is that I’m running a little contest to giveaway both of these of these babies to one lucky winner (or maybe two separate people depending on how I feel). Just send an email to and tell me the name of your favorite previously released Eels CD. Winners will be drawn at random and notified early next week. Good luck to all.

Meet The EELS EELS: Useless Trinkets