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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

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

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