Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros fans are in luck. The band is releasing their third album July 23rd which will be self-titled.
“These songs mean everything to me,” said frontman Alex Ebert who produced the album. “It’s the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of a cafe in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10-member troupe released their debut album Up From Below which featured the hit “Home” as well as fan favorite’s “40 Day Dream” and “Janglin”. The band has spent the past few years touring the world while winning over audiences at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Leeds, Austin City Limits and more. Their follow up album, Here, was released in May 2012 and featured the tracks “Man On Fire” and “That’s What’s Up.” The album debuted at #1 on the Independent Music Chart and #5 on Billboard Top 200 Chart the week after it’s release. Relix Magazine hailed it as “an album full of undeniable folk-rock hooks, gospel overtones, infectious lyrics, orchestral swells and a whole lot of love.” Entertainment Weekly declared, “…they’ve got so much heart, they can crush hipster irony with one squeeze of the accordion.” The album was listed at number seven on Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2012” List.
With all the accolades they have received from their past albums It comes to no surprise to me that when I listened to their new album I was once again impressed with their work.
The band is currently touring Europe and returning in late July for additional US dates including a headlining performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on August 4th. See below for a complete list of dates.
7/27 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest
8/1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan Hotel
8/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
8/17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Mo Pop Festival
8/23 – Simcoe, ON – Gentleman of the Road Stopover [SOLD OUT]
8/29 – Kennett Square, PA – Longwood Gardens
8/30 – Troy, OH – Troy Memorial Stadium [SOLD OUT]
9/1 – Aspen, CO – Snowmass Conference Center
9/6 – Guthrie, OK – Cottonwood Flats Campground [SOLD OUT]
9/7- 9/8 – St. Louis, MO – Loufest
9/13 – St. Augustine, FL – Francis Field [SOLD OUT]
9/27 – 9/28 – Nashville, TN – Southern Ground Music Festival