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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Formed in 2007 by Ima Robot frontman Alex Ebert after a brief period of existential crisis, the cultish ten-piece indie rock outfit Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros draw their inspiration from the communal musical communities that peppered Southern California (specifically Laurel Canyon) with positive vibrations during the '60s and early '70s. Employing a unique sound that brought to mind a not-so-subtle mix of Parliament, Polyphonic Spree, Bob Marley, and the Incredible String Band, the then 11-piece group released its debut EP, Here Comes, in May 2009, followed by the full-length Up from Below in July. The band grew in renown based in part on its fiery live show, touring often and making several television appearances, including multiple performances on Late Night with David Letterman. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros followed up their debut in 2012 with the full-length Here, one of two albums the band had planned for release that year. It climbed to number five on the Billboard 200, also charting in France and Australia. It would be 2013 before a third, self-titled album materialized. It hit the U.S. Top 15, and in 2014, among many solo projects within the band, Ebert won a Golden Globe for his score for the 2013 Robert Redford film All Is Lost. With a more focused approach that gathered the whole band, by then a ten-piece, into a single room to write and record as a group, the PersonA LP was released in the spring of 2016. It featured cover art that redacted "Edward Sharpe and" with red lines to emphasize the unity. ~ James Christopher Monger & Marcy Donelson
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Stations Featuring
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    2 songs

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    2 songs

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
    3 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song


    3 songs

    Alt Country

    1 song

Albums by
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Top Songs by
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

  1.   Song
  2.   Home
  3.   40 Day Dream
  4.   Janglin
  5.   Man on Fire
  6.   Desert Song
  7.   Carries On
  8.   No Love Like Yours
  9.   Better Days
  10.   Kisses Over Babylon
  11.   Dear Believer
  12.   Country Calling
  13.   Child
  14.   Memory of a Free Festival
  15.   Jade
  16.   Om Nashi Me
  17.   Black Water
  18.   Wake Up the Sun
  19.   Uncomfortable
  20.   Truth
  21.   This Life
  22.   In the Summer
  23.   In the Lion
  24.   Please!
  25.   All Wash Out
  26.   Fiya Wata
  27.   I Don't Wanna Pray
  28.   That's What's Up
  29.   Up From Below
  30.   Brother
  31.   Life Is Hard
  32.   Simplest Love
  33.   The Ballad of Yaya
  34.   Let It Down
  35.   Free Stuff
  36.   Hot Coals
  37.   I Don't Wanna Pray Disc
  38.   Bad Bad Love
  39.   Fog on the Tyne
  40.   No Name
  41.   I Come In Please
  42.   Milton
  43.   Give Me a Sign
  44.   Remember to Remember
  45.   They Were Wrong
  46.   If I Were Free
  47.   Two
  48.   Let's Get High
  49.   Wooden Indian
  50.   Fire & Water
  51.   Mother
  52.   Mayla
  53.   Memory of a Tree Festival featuring Edward Sharpe
  54.   One Love to Another
  55.   Lullaby
  56.   Somewhere
  57.   I Saw Her Standing There
  58.   A Note to the American Democrat
  59.   Come in Please
  60.   Perfect Time
  61.   When You're Young
  62.   All Together

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