Eagle Seagull

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Eagle Seagull
Origin Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Genres Indie
Years active 2004–2010
Labels Paper Garden Records, Lado, PIAS Recordings
Website myspace.com/eagleseagull
Members Eli Mardock
Johnny "J.J." Idt
Michael Overfield
Mardock Luther
Austin Skiles
Britt Hayes
Carrie Butler[1]

Eagle Seagull (sometimes stylized as Eagle*Seagull) was an American indie rock band from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States that singer/songwriter Eli Mardock formed in 2004.


They released their debut album, Eagle*Seagull, in 2006 and released an EP, called I Hate EP's in March 2008.

In 2007, they did a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon.[2] In August 2008, Eagle Seagull contributed their track "I'm Sorry But I'm Beginning to Hate Your Face" to the indie compilation, Indiecater Vol. 2.

Their long delayed second album, The Year of the How-To Book, was released on March 29, 2010[3] on PIAS Recordings in Europe. Recorded in 2007 and 2008, the album's release was delayed for two years due to a conflict with their record label at that time. The album was released in North America in the fall of 2010 digitally only. The album was produced by Ryan Hadlock (of The Gossip, Blonde Redhead, and Stephen Malkmus) and recorded at Bear Creek Studio in Seattle, WA.[4]

The band broke up shortly following their spring 2010 European tour, when band members Carrie Butler and Austin Skiles divorced in September 2010.[5] Former frontman Eli Mardock, now married to Carrie Butler,[6] is currently recording his debut solo album with a planned 2012 release. Former members J.J. Idt and Michael Overfield now play in the Nebraska indie band Conduits.



  1. ^ "Interview Eagle Seagull (French)". Hu-nu.com. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ La Blogotheque
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Eagle Seagull's Myspace
  5. ^ Divorces 9/3/2010, Lincoln Journal Star
  6. ^ Eli Mardock and Carrie Butler, Celebrate Nebraska announcements Lincoln Journal-Star

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