Ed O’Brien of Radiohead has unveiled, among other details, the title, track listing, release date, and cover art of Earth, his first album under the moniker of EOB. Take a look behind the scenes of the making of Earth HERE. Earth will be released April 17 on Capitol Records and consists of the following nine songs:
1. Shangri-La 2. Brasil 3. Deep Days 4. Long Time Coming 5. Mass 6. Banksters 7. Sail On 8. Olympik 9. Cloak of the Night
EOB’s first official single “Shangri-La” is now available. The song’s release was preceded by the non-album track “Santa Teresa” and the “shapeshifting epic” (Stereogum) “Brasil,” along with its accompanying sci-fi epic short film. As a special surprise for fans: Those who have ordered the “Brasil” 12” will find “Shangri-La” as an unmarked hidden track. To watch the “Shangri-La” visualizer go to https://EOB.lnk.to/ShangriLaVisPR.
Composed by O’Brien and produced by Flood (with the exception of “Olympik” which is co-produced by Flood and Catherine Marks), Earth features Ed on vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion and programming. Ed’s songs were brought to life on Earth by a diverse and stellar array of musicians including an appearance by O’Brien’s Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood, Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, drum legend Omar Hakim, masterful bass player Nathan East, Laura Marling, David Okumu of The Invisible, Adam ‘Cecil‘ Bartlett, Richie Kennedy, Marcelo S. Silva, Flood and Catherine Marks. For a behind the scenes glimpse into the making of Earth, filmed by Bafic go to https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthTrailerPR.
Physical configurations of Earth are available here and the store is the only place to buy the exclusive transparent red vinyl and other merchandise + album bundles. Additionally the store will feature the standard 12” vinyl LP, CD, and cassette versions of the album. Digital pre-order and as pre-saves are also possible now, and fans who do so will instantly receive “Brasil” and “Shangri-La” https://EOB.lnk.to/EarthPR.
Dates and locations of EOB’s first full scale North American tour will be announced shortly. The proper tour will follow a series of four intimate shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto in February 2020. These exclusive events and the upcoming tour will see Ed joined by a band comprised of Hinako Omori, Ross Chapman, Dishan Abrahams and Alvin Ford, Jr.
02/07 — Toronto, ON — Great Hall
02/08 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
02/10 — New York, NY — Le Poisson Rouge
02/13 — Los Angeles, CA — Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
03/07 — London, UK — BBC Festival 6
06/13 — Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/24 — Luzern, CH — Blue Balls Festival
07/31 — Newport, RI — Newport Folk Festival
Take a Look Behind the Scenes of the Making of Earth HERE