Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros have announced that they are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their debut album, Up From Below. After an early session in Bogalusa, LA, the band has been recording at their studio in Ojai, CA. The album, which is self-produced, will be released on May 29th by Community Music / Vagrant Records.
“The making of this album has spanned a time of immense perseverance and, thankfully, co-creation,” said frontman Alex Ebert. “Making this album has been a test of our faith in ourselves and in the universe, and brought us closer together and in greater harmony with one another… A deluge of music has been written and recorded, and we are intensely excited to share it with anyone who wants to feel it.”
Hailed by Spin Magazine as a “perfect example of rock’s new order,” Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros will hit the road this March, playing a run of dates showcasing some of the new music and giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Tickets for these upcoming shows can be purchased at www.edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com.
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros recently created and launched a tumblr page to showcase various fan pieces they have and continue to discover on the web as well as their own yet to be unveiled special content. The tumblr page is a central place to dive into the community that is Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, and will be continuously updated by the band. Visit: http://edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.tumblr.com/.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Tour Dates:
14th – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
15th – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
18th – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
20th – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
21st – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
22nd – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
23rd – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007. They released their debut album, Up From Below, in July 2009 on Community Music. The album has sold over 275,000 copies in the US, and charted on iTunes for 69 straight weeks. With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single “Home” soared to over 775,000 downloads. After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have proven themselves to be a touring force to be reckoned with. In March 2011, the troupe’s lead singer Alex Ebert released his solo debut album, Alexander, on Community Music, which was written and recorded during breaks from being on tour as a part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The album includes ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and played entirely himself. In April 2011, the band embarked on the “Railroad Revival Tour” with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show where the band traveled exclusively in vintage railcars across the American Southwest for a week and played concerts at unique outdoor locations along the route. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros actively support Water Wells For Africa, Charity Water, APJ Now, Hope Campaign andVoice Project.