Mon August 19, 2013
CD of The Week from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007. Lead vocalist Alex Ebert leads the band, with a revolving lineup of up to 12 people. The musical collective began as a collaboration between Ebert and singer Jade Castrinos. The band's name and Ebert's live persona are based on a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe, from a story he wrote. The band's sound has elements of folk, gospel, roots rock and psychedelic music. Their third release is self-titled, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.