Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros "Desert Song" from benjamin kutsko on Vimeo.

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros "KISSES OVER BABYLON" from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 40 Day Dream from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power pop group Ima Robot. Their first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released July 7, 2009, digitally and July 14, 2009, physically on Community Records. Their first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007, at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.

Their song "Home" was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100, 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world, and has also been featured in a trailer for the film Cyrus. The song "Home" was also used as the background accompaniment for a video called "Guy Walks Across America" by Conscious Minds. The video generated huge internet success, getting millions of hits on YouTube, as well as being featured on the front page of Yahoo! News. The song "Home" was also featured in an NFL commercial and Season 1: Episode 9 of NBC's "Community", as well as, Season 4: Episode 10 of ABC's "Ugly Betty". It was also featured as the closing song to the 2010 Warren Miller ski movie, Wintervention. The song was also featured in the 2010 Absinthe's NowHere snowboard film, and a popular fake movie trailer from the website Gamervision parodying the video game God of War and indie movies in general.

Their song "Janglin" was featured in a television ad for the 2011 Ford Fiesta.[3]

The band also released a solo album for Ebert and plans to release solo albums for band members Jade Castrinos and Christian Letts, followed by a second Edward Sharpe album.
After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house with his lifelong friend Nicholas Raymond Kellen, and leaving a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a book about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. 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 later met singer Jade Castrinos outside a downtown Los Angeles cafe. In the summer of 2009, as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ebert and Castrinos toured the country with a group of fellow musicians in a big white bus. Their first show in 2009 was Marfa, Texas at the Marfa Film Festival. The band recorded their debut album, Up From Below, in Laurel Canyon produced by Airin Older and Nico Aglietti. It was released on July 14, 2009.
On April 12, 2009, the band released "Desert Song", a music video which is part 1 of a 12-part feature-length musical.[7] Part 2, "Kisses Over Babylon" was released November 24, 2009 through[8] Part 3, "40 Day Dream" was released recently. Official website

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