Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien is to release his debut solo album under the moniker EOB. The album, called Earth, is due out on April 17 via Capitol Records. O’Brien shares the first single from the album, the synth-y, sophisticated track “Shangri-La,’’ along with a visually layered music video.
O’Brien also shares a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Earth, featuring the large group of collaborators who were ever-present during the songwriting and composing process. The record was produced by Flood, the British post-punk producer and audio engineer, with Catherine Marks co-producing the track “Olympik.” Other collaborators include fellow Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood, Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, among many others.
Also to be featured on Earth is the song “Brasil,” which was released in December 2019 in part as a sci-fi short film. According to O’Brien, a family trip to Brazil is what inspired much of the album as a whole.
Watch EOB’s teaser video for Earth and the music video for “Shangri-La” below, along with the “Brasil” short film. Further down, you’ll find a 1995 Radiohead performance from the Paste archives, the Earth album art and tracklist, and EOB’s tour dates (more of which are to be announced in the coming weeks). You can preorder Earth digitally here and physically here
Earth Album Art:
3. Deep Days
4. Long Time Coming
7. Sail On
9. Cloak of the Night
Ed O’Brien Tour Dates:
07 – Toronto, Ont. @ Great Hall
08 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
10 – New York, N.Y. @ Le Poisson Rouge
13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
07 – London, U.K. @ BBC Festival 6
13 – Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
24 – Luzern, Switzerland @ Blue Balls Festival
31 – Newport, R.I. @ Newport Folk Festival