Over the last 15 years, Mark Everett’s band, Eels, has released nine acclaimed albums, from Beautiful Freak to 2010’s Tomorrow Morning. Everett is also one of music’s most fascinating characters and Blinking Lights covers his unusual childhood, the tragedy of his sister’s suicide, his relationship with his brilliant mathematician father and his initial struggles to succeed in the music industry.
Featuring interviews with those close to Everett, including former band members, and a detailed discography, this first biography of the band is an in-depth examination of their extensive career.
Tim Grierson is a music critic whose writing appears in L.A. Weekly, Screen International, Revolver, The Village Voice, Vulture and About.com. He teaches criticism and writing at The Writing Pad and is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.