Eleni Mandell To Release New Album February 6th

posted January 15, 2007

Eleni Mandell To Release New Album February 6thOnce known for her ties to Tom Waits and classic punk rockers X, LA-based chanteuse Eleni Mandell has been getting love from fans and critics alike, including Los Angeles magazine's Best Local Singer nod in 2004, ever since her self-financed debut full-length in 1999. Her latest effort, Miracle Of Five, to be released via Zedtone Records on February 6th, showcases Mandell's classic American influences in songwriting and performance, calling to mind Dylan's storytelling with Ella Fitzgerald's haunting delivery.

Mandell assembled a talented group to help bring her songs to life, including Wilco lead guitarist Nels Cline and keyboardist Andy Kaulkin (Merle Haggard), who also produced. Stand out tracks like daydream-esque "Girls," the jazz-heavy soulful tune "My Twin" and simple waltz "Wings In His Eyes" show an amount of heart and elegance almost unheard of in modern music. Advance cds are on their way; let me know if you'd like to catch one of her upcoming shows with multi-instrumentalist Erin McKeown.

Eleni Mandell Spring Tour Dates
2/8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
2/11 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord
2/13 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
2/14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
2/15 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
2/16 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall

Audio: "Girls"

Video: "Girls"
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