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

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