It's set to be an optimistic release
Jessie Atkinson
16:31 16th September 2020

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Eels have confirmed that their much-anticipated new album Earth to Dora is incoming. Announced with bouncy new single 'Are We Alright Again' today, the LP is due at the end of October.

Day-dreaming and optimistic, the new track has a definite pre-pandemic air about it: and indeed, this is a record that was captured before the onset of Covid-19.

Vaguely wonky and sunnily delirious, it's a rolling drumbeat caught in a spinning guitar cycle on a really, really good day:

Recent surprise singles 'Who You Say You Are' and 'Baby Let's Make It Real' will also appear on Earth to Dora, which will be the band's first full-length in four years. 

In all three releases so far, Eels have touched on cautious hopefulness, the sensation of burgeoning excitement and total happiness. It's looking to be a delightful release...

“These songs came about just before the pandemic hit and changed everything. I’m hoping they can be, maybe kind of soothing or something" E said of the record.

Earth to Dora Tracklist:

1. Anything For Boo
2. Are We Alright Again
3. Who You Say You Are
4. Earth to Dora
5. Dark and Dramatic
6. Are You Fucking Your Ex
7. The Gentle Souls
8. Of Unsent Letters
9. I Got Hurt
10. OK
11. Baby Let's Make It Real
12. Waking Up

Earth to Dora arrives 30 October via E Works/PIAS.

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Photo: Gus Black