- Artist: ELI
- Format: CD
- Release Date:6/10/2003
Meet ELI... What to say about a boy who sings like it's still the 60's and sweats like it's still the 80's? 'Tragic stories told by a deadpan comic. 'Dear Simon'sounds like the resulting love child from a night of wild passion between The Pixies and Elvis Costello.' Supergroup Records, London, UK. 'Melodic and tough, pretty and sneery. Sure, he wears glasses and sits up straight, but his riffs could beat up yours any day of the week. Philadlephia Metro. 'ELI reminds us that pop music is supposed to be fun, which he does on the group's smart eponymous debut.' Philadelphi Inquirer Championing the anger of the unloved nerd with a powerful new weapon: the long awaited debut 'ELI' e.p.! The band 'ELI' is the brainchild of a lad called Eli, who cleverly grafted his first name onto the sweaty power trio that makes the patented 'ELI' sound. After years of bad breakups, globe-hopping, and pushing the proverbial envelope of modern living, Eli has decided to unleash his gift on the world. Prepare the Hi-Fi for the confessional of a not-so-common man, a jangle-pop daredevil beckoning the needle to drop on the story of his life. It's a tell-all book in which no one is spared. Even the author is skewed alive before your thumb can grease the dust jacket. Chances are ELI's already in your little black book, between the Turkish painter and the Scottish soccer player. But his is a name you'll never rip out. After all ELI is no ordinary hipster. He was a playwright and actor before setting his rock and roll demon free. He's lived, loved, played in L.A., New York, and London, soaking it all in, logging every new pocket of bad air into his personal flight log. And he's never afraid to rip a page from the book of Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, or The Wedding Present. Not even a stalled elevator can stop ELI from getting to the top floor. The 'Emergency Open' button rings in the notes of a new chorus, while our hero reviews the day's agenda. The same as the day before. There are songs to write, revenge to take, and jackets to pick out.
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