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Eleni Mandell

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Singing and composing in a method that fuses classic barroom cool using a here-and-now cleverness and faintly ironic wit, LA hipster Eleni Mandell initiated her documenting profession with arty-cool albums filled with her smoky, noir-ish sketches. Mandell, who was simply a huge enthusiast of L.A. punkers X and beatnik revivalist Tom Waits in her teenagers, was raised within the Sherman Oaks area from the San Fernando Valley, and started executing out during her years as students at Berkeley. Immediately after, she dropped beneath the mentorship of Chuck E. Weiss, the Tom Waits associate who became the main topic of Rickie Lee Jones’ “Chuck E’s in Like.” In 1998 she self-financed her first discharge, Wishbone. The record spurred the Waits evaluations in its nicotine-infused downtown disposition, in addition to evaluations to PJ Harvey in Mandell’s dramatic vocals. Her following two albums, Thrill and Snakebite, continuing in the setting of torchy great, but 2003’s Nation for True Fans noticed a change in Mandell’s strategy as she got on a small number of traditional country music. Motivated by such traditional nation classics as Tammy Wynette’s “Your Great Girl’s Gonna GO SOUTH,” Mandell enlisted manufacturer and previous X guitarist Tony Gilkyson, whom she got fulfilled through Weiss. Your time and effort, documented in only fourteen days with a bunch of L.A.’s best country-rock sessioneers (including previous Lone Justice drummer Don Heffington), highlighted a variety of originals and addresses by artists such as for example Merle Haggard and Hank Cochran. The sleepy and sensuous Afternoon found its way to 2004, accompanied by Magic of Five in 2007 and Artificial Fireplace in ’09 2009. The next year, Mandell became a member of with performers Alex Lilly, Inara George, and Becky Stark to create the Living Sisters, referred to by some alternatively folk supergroup. The Living Sisters released their debut record, Want to Live, this year 2010, and Mandell returned to single business with her 8th LP; 2012’s I COULD See the Long term was also her 1st recording for Yep Roc Information. Another Living Sisters recording, Operate for Cover, made an appearance in 2013, and the next 12 months Mandell released Let’s Travel a Kite, that was made by Nick Lowe’s longtime collaborator Neil Brockbank and presented Lowe’s band support her. The entire year 2015 noticed the discharge of Dark Lamps Up, a breezy group of music Mandell stated in tandem with engineer and mixer Sheldon Gomberg.

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Full Name Eleni Mandell
Date Of Birth October 1969
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Awards Independent Music Award for Best Song - Regional Poll Los Angeles
Music Groups The Living Sisters
Music Songs Artificial Fire, Magic Summertime, Moonglow, Lamp Low, Put My Baby to Bed, Miracle of Five, Someone to Love Like You, Bun in the Oven, Anoyone Like You, Make-Out King, I'm Your Girl, I'm Lucky, Like Dreamers Do, Wishbone, My Twin, It Wasn’t the Time, Never Have to Fall in Love Again, I'm Old Fashioned, Empty Locket, Now We're Strangers, Too Bad About You, What Love Can Do, Butter Blonde and Chocolate Brown, Maybe Yes, Baby, Don't Call, Town Called Heartache, Man in the Paper Hat, Nickel Plated Man, I Love Planet Earth, Salt Truck, Tiny Waist, Don’t Let It Happen, 1970 Red Chevelle
Albums Dark Lights Up, Let's Fly a Kite, I Can See the Future, Country for True Lovers, Miracle of Five, Artificial Fire, Wishbone, Love To Live, Afternoon, Thrill, Snakebite, Maybe, Yes


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trainwreck 2015 performer: "Cool Water" / writer: "Cool Water"
Intrepido 2010 Short performer: "Girls", "Makeout King", "Salt Truck", "Somebody Else" / writer: "Girls", "Makeout King", "Salt Truck", "Somebody Else"
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 performer: "Forget Me" / writer: "Forget Me"
True Blood TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
YPF 2007 "Moonglow Lamplow"
Men in Trees TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Stateside 2004 performer: "Kingsport Town" / writer: "Careless Driver", "The Moment That You Had"
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town 2003 performer: "Don't Say You Care" / writer: "Don't Say You Care"
Six Feet Under TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Monkeybone 2001 performer: "Never Know the Party's Here", "Pauline", "Fall Away" / writer: "Never Know the Party's Here", "Pauline", "Fall Away"
No Vacancy 1999 performer: "Tristeza" / writer: "Tristeza"
Johnny Skidmarks 1998 performer: "Home" / writer: "Home"
Boys 1996 performer: "Sylvia" / writer: "Sylvia"
Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 performer: "Baltimore Oriole", "That old black magic"
Heavy 1995 performer: "To Dream Of Sarah" / writer: "To Dream Of Sarah"

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Intrepido 2010 Short very special thanks

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