Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Check Out: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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    I am very pleased and pretty excited to bring you, Edward Sharpe ad the Magnetic Zeros. Pretty sweet name, huh? Well, check this out.....The name actually derives from a story created by lead vocalist Alex Ebert, the recent frontman of Ima Robot, about a figure who, according to Ebert, Sharpe "was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind...but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love". Ebert eventually met Jade Castrinos, who backs Ebert in vocals as well as shaker and keyboard. Ed and the Zeros are a 10-piece band consisting of many different instruments, and they definitely make it evident in their music. They bring to the table a solid gypsy-folk sound with plenty to indulge in. They recently released their debut LP entitled, "Up From Below", off of Vagrant Records and have gained very positive reviews and exposure since. The album is great and is easily accessible. However, their live performances are, more than likely, what have popularized them. Their shows are care-free and sporadic, with dancing, jumping and just plain ol' fun. So check them out and if you can go see them live. Let me know what you think of them and drop a comment!

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