Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eli Braden makes music simultaneously timeless and contemporary, combining the classic pop melodicism of Lennon/McCartney with post-punk attitude and a lyrical wit reminiscent of both Morrissey and Eminem.
In November 2003, Eli released the CD "Honeydripper" on the independent label Self Release Records. "Honeydripper" is a compilation of 14 of the best songs he's recorded - some in expensive studios, some in friends' bedrooms - but the common thread is uncommonly good music.
As of this writing (November 2007), Eli's new band Pistol Opera is finishing their second album, which will be released in 2008. Their self-titled debut is available on cdbaby (http://cdbaby.com/cd/pistolopera) as well as the iTunes music store ... www.myspace.com/pistoloperamusic