Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Pure joy delivered through an immense palette of sounds. This is how I would describe the debut album of Los Angeles, California based band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Referring to this band, NPR says “With a percussive sound, an infectious air of good-natured affection and lots of opportunities to clap and whistle along, it's one of America's most intriguing new bands.”
Their 13 track Album “Up from below” shows an ample range of sounds, touching a wide range of musical genres, keeping in all of them a fresh, joyful, young taste. This is a perfect debut album for a band that appears to have all the elements to become big.
Daytrotter refers to this album as “one of the most lush and sunny albums that's been released this year”. This eclectic band has all the elements needed to intrigue anyone. Daytrotter adds that regardless who you are once you are around this band you feel out of place..”you are not dressed properly…. you've likely slept too much. You've likely showered too much and you've definitely taken too much time to comb out all of the ratty tangles, burrs and knots from your head of hair”...
But, yes, this is a fun-fun band, but their character genuinely expands beyond their looks. The freedom you see when they perform live is effectively enhanced, beautified and all put together in a very professional manner in this album. Here they talk about friendship, love, brotherhood, deception, and every possible human emotion…and the album screams all this through pure rock, pop, blues, soul, folk, new-age and country rock. This album without a doubt also goes to my top ten of the year.
Their live shows have already become legendary. Fans have found themselves completely overcome with emotion that tears of euphoric joy are common and somewhat expected at their shows.
The band is coming to Philadelphia on November 15, and truly at this moment this seems like a long, long wait.
Their KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic Session
Their Daytrotter Session with 4 downloadable songs
Their concert in NPR’s All Songs Considered
HOME – LIVE at Letterman
40 DAY DREAM – LIVE at The Regent Theater in LA