The Eels prime-mover answers questions about the band's new album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, which follows the tradition of other tragedy-driven greats in his storied and beautifully sorrowful discography.
Parallel universes, profound family tragedies, yelling at cats and releasing three albums in just over a year. EELS take their act out on the road one more time, but not without talking to PopMatters first.
There's a temptation to resist this material for what it isn't--namely another set of gorgeous downer dirges that he is so skilled at writing and performing. But Hombre Lobo is perhaps Everett's most consistent "character work" to date.