Eels Get Festive With ‘Christmas, Why You Gotta Do Me Like This’

"Enough with the coal in my stocking..."

Eels continue their festive tradition with a new Advent rocker.

The band are prepping a new compilation, with ‘EELS So Good: Essential EELS, Vol.2’ set to land on December 15th. Taken from the album, new single ‘Christmas, Why You Gotta Do Me Like This’ takes the coal Santa gave you for being a bad boy and lights a fire with it.

An acerbic indie rock blessed by the pen of Mr E himself, it follows a neat semi-tradition of festive jewels from Eels – ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas’ is a perennial go-to in our office.

Says E himself: “I mean, seriously. Haven’t I always been good to you, Christmas? Enough with the coal in my stocking. For fuck’s sake.”

“Everyone should have at least three Christmas songs in their catalogue”, he continues. “I’m sorry it took me so long.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Rocky Schenck

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