New EELS album “Hombre Lobo” is one for the werewolves

A. Quinton — May. 10th 2009

Rock band EELS is set to release their new album Hombre Lobo on June 2nd (preorder at Amazon.com), and the werewolf theme extends much deeper than the album title (which means “werewolf” in Spanish– but you knew that, right?). Hombre Lobo is written from the perspective of a lonely werewolf living in a world of indifferent humans. He’s “enraptured by the beauty of his muse, and frustrated by his desires… It’s about the beginning. About what kind of shape you’re in when you’re alone and you don’t want to be alone… sometimes your instincts become unbearable.”

The lead single is “Fresh Blood”, a sinister electronic prowl fueled by those unbearable instincts. It’s available on iTunes now, and I’ve listened to it over a dozen times in the three hours I’ve had it. You can check it out here, in the official video.