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07 Mar

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have announced that their self-produced, second studio album will be titled HERE and would be released by Community Music / Vagrant Records on May 29, 2012. After an early session in Bogalusa, LA, the band has been putting the finishing touches on the album in Ojai, CA.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will make an appearance with members of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on Saturday, March 17th for the world premiere of Big Easy Express, the Emmett Malloy directed film that covered the bands’ journey as they traveled in vintage railcars across the American Southwest over the course of a week, playing concerts at six unique outdoor locations along the route. The bands will join Big Easy Express director Emmett Malloy and film producers in a Q&A subsequently perform an exclusive live acoustic set.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Los Angeles, CA headlining the iconic Greek Theatre and kick off its 2012 Season on May 4th. The following night the band will headline Santa Barbara’s Santa Barbara Bowl for the first time. The tour will cross the country and include a headlining performance at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and a stop in Canada before it winds down on June 1st at the Wakarusa Festival in Ozark, AR. Fan presales for these dates will start today, Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 AM local time via Musictoday (http://edwardsharpe.tickets.musictoday.com). Public on sales for these shows will begin on March 9th and 10th at 10:00 AM or 12:00 PM local time, depending on the market. Full list of tour dates, including previously announced March 2012 dates below.

14th Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
15th Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
18th Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
20th Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
22nd Aspen, CO Belly Up
23rd Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

4th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
5th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
8th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
11th Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
12th Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
13th Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
15th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
16th Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
18th Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
19th Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion*
21st Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
22nd Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
24th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
25th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze On The West Bank
26th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
27th Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC
29th Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
30th Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
31st Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

1st Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival

* supporting Dave Matthews Band


07 Feb

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:

March 2012

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.


10 Aug

When Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros visited Conan recently, they were messing around on Radiohead’s “Creep.” Conan decided to try out the song too and it was definitely .. entertaining. Watch the clip below:

15 May

Escape to New York, www.escape2ny.com, an art, music and interactive performance party from the creator of the Secret Garden Party UK, is pleased to confirm their Friday and Saturday line-ups: Patti Smith, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Vaccines, The Psychedelic Furs, Best Coast, Au Revoir Simone, Chairlift, Lissy Trullie, Graffiti 6, The Submarines, White Rabbits, Static Jacks and The Postelles.

The Sunday Main Stage line up and the weekend’s DJ line up will be announced over the next few weeks……..

Coming to the US shores for the first time, Escape to New York is the first pop-up destination community and independent experiential music and lifestyle festival to take place on Shinnecock Nation land adjacent to Southampton, New York, from August 5th through 7th, 2011.

Expect the unexpected. Imagine the unimaginable. This special event is unlike anything the east coast has experienced before including the world’s biggest brunch at a live music festival, installation and performance art, experimental theater, high-end camping, aka “Glamping” and amazing culinary delights unlike any other festival event. Escape to New York will also feature a safe children play area so families can enjoy the festivities, shade areas to cool off in, traditional Shinnecock arts and crafts and food, and three days/nights of some of the best emerging artists and known heritage acts to be heard anywhere.

“Our goal is turn upside down the conventional music festival experience and recreate it in a way that makes each and every attendee walk away feeling they just had an incredibly unexpected and amazing VIP experience from the moment they entered our gates all the way through to when they pack up to return to their regular lives”, shares Escape to New York Executive Producer, Fred Fellowes.

The location of Escape to New York on the sovereign Shinnecock Reservation land is also unique. The Shinnecocks have lived along the shores of Eastern Long Island for thousands of years, and in October 2010 became the 565th federally recognized tribe.

Thus upon entering the reservation you are both in and escaping New York.

“The Shinnecock Nation welcomes the Escape to New York festival that will take here in August and we are working closely with the festival team to assure a success,” says Beverly Jensen, Shinnecock Tribe Member and Communications Director.

For additional information on ticketing and festival information: www.escape2ny.com

Escape to New York partners include: Secret Productions, Sidewalk 7, Cake Group, Scott Ideas, Dave Lory Productions, Workman Entertainment, Serious Business PR & Silkstone NYC

For more information:

29 Apr

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros recently completed the first ever Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show. The tour’s second stop brought the bands to Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro, California. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was at the show and got some great shots. Check them out below and head over to www.railroadrevivaltour.com for more on the tour.

28 Feb

The 3rd Annual Bring Our Music Back Festival (B.O.M.B. Fest) is back and bigger than ever! Bring Our Music Back, Inc. along with Frank Bombaci, Sr. and Frank Bombaci, Jr. are proud to announce the diverse group of artists that has been assembled for 2011. Watch the lineup announcement HERE. For the first time, this year’s festival, taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29), will be at the Festival Grounds of B.O.M.B. Fest’s new site partner, Western Connecticut State University (43 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT 06810) in Danbury, CT — a short train ride from New York City, Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale via BombFest.com at 6 a.m. EST on March 4th.

B.O.M.B. Fest 2011 has assembled its most ambitious lineup to date, bringing together some of the best names in hip-hop, alternative and indie rock, giving the East Coast its own premiere music festival. The price for two-day passes will cost $109 go on sale on Friday, March 4th at 6:00 am EST. Official festival website can be found at www.bombfest.com.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit Bring Our Music Back, Inc. which is committed to providing music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives and community support and outreach. In addition, one of this year’s charitable initiativesincludes the creation of an Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund at Western Connecticut State University.

2011 B.O.M.B. Fest Lineup:
Snoop Dogg
Wiz Khalifa
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Coheed And Cambria
Neon Trees
State Radio
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic
The New Pornographers
Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience
Against Me!
Best Coast
Titus Andronicus
The Cool Kids
Portugal. The Man
Man Man
Dum Dum Girls
The Felice Brothers
Freelance Whales
Holy Fuck
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
Dan Deacon
12th Planet
Free Energy
Real Estate
Nosaj Thing
The Hood Internet
Toubab Krewe
Small Black
River City Extension
Big Freedia
David Wax Museum
Roots of Creation
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez
Walk the Moon
Also featuring more than 25 local artists!

About Bring Our Music Back, Inc.:
BRING OUR MUSIC BACK, INC. is dedicated to the enrichment of life through music. Our mission is to support burgeoning musical talent, programs and services in our communities by fostering the artistic development of youth preserving music as a viable art form. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is all about MUSIC WITH PURPOSE! Some of the enrichment initiatives championed by Bring Our Music Back, Inc. include artist mentorships and music scholarships, music enrichment and education programs, music and healing initiatives, community support and music awareness and community and cultural outreach. Bring Our Music Back, Inc. is proud to support music therapy programs with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hospice of Connecticut.

10 Jan

Alexander Ebert, lead singer of LA hippie-entourage Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, will be releasing his debut solo album Alexander on March 1st via Community Music (Rough Trade will release the album in Europe on February 28th). The album will include ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and composed entirely himself. The track-list for the album can be found below.

During breaks from touring with the Zeroes over the past year, Alexander began building and recording the pieces that would become the songs for this album alone in his bedroom. Before this album, all of the music he worked on had been collaborative, especially with the 10-person Magnetic Zeroes. “I wanted to be able to build an album basically with my hands, like building a house by myself,” Alexander remarked of his inspiration for making this album without outside help.

There isn’t a single sound on the ten-song album that Alexander didn’t perform himself. Alone in his room, he had his guitar, a Lowery organ he picked up at a St. Vincent’s thrift store in Los Angeles for seventy bucks, a clarinet he used for the bridge on the record’s first single, “Truth,” and a violin he’d found somewhere in Tucson on tour. He had his own voice, his breath, his knees to slap, his fingers to snap and his toes to tap. When he knew that he wanted to use a violin on the bridge of “Glimpses,” he had an urge to call a friend to come play it for him, but then questioned why he wouldn’t try it himself. Says Alexander, “To me, it’s a very humble album with sky’s-the-limit sort of qualities, and so I didn’t really shy away from doing whatever I felt like doing.”

As for the music itself, Alexander explains that some of the inspirations for the “mouth sounds” that you can hear throughout the record were from all-time-favorites of his like the 1970 chart-topping ditty “In The Summertime” by British band Mungo Jerry. He also notes that children’s clapping games like Patty Cake and infectious and optimistic Disney tunes like “Zip A Dee Do Da” served as loose inspirations for him.

Alexander will play select shows in Los Angeles and at South By Southwest before returning to the studio to complete work on the upcoming second LP from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, which will be released later this year.

Alexander track listing:

1. Let’s Win!

2. Awake My Body

3. Truth

4. In The Twilight

5. Bad Bad Love

6. Old Friend

7. A Million Years

8. Remember Our Heart

9. Glimpses

10. Let’s Make A Deal To Not Make A Deal

16 Dec

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros performed “40 Day Dream” on Conan. Check it out and pick up their album Up From Below on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

27 Jul

By Kevin Seaman

As I exited the Whitehall Street subway station, I was greeted with a gust of harbor breeze that I had not felt since sometime last summer, and immediately knew it was going to be a fun night. With the weather holding out beautifully, and the spectacular New York City skyline in view, The Beach @ Governor’s Island was the perfect setting for tonights performance by the California based Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Since I had not been to Governors Island since last year, I was confused when we got off the ferry because the fans were directed away from the main concert field, and towards what revealed itself to be nothing short of a full out beach party. Equipped with neon colored light up palm trees, perfectly groomed sand, and cash bars everywhere, this place was stocked for a party.

Up first and starting promptly at 8 p.m. was the melodic and slow tempo’ed Henry Wolfe- a New York based band whose front man lives in L.A. preventing them from consistently touring. Henry’s L.A. musical style was clear before I even knew where he was from (or that he wrote all of the music). Henry’s style of playing (i.e. simultaneous guitar and harmonica) and appearance reminded me of what Bob Dylan may have looked like had he been born in 1980. The only thing that bothered me was the lack of involvement from the piano player. If you don’t feel your band needs a piano player or keyboardist- fine. But since you’ve got one, you’ve got a responsibility to NOT under-utilize that crucial element. All in all, I would have liked to see a little more ivory action.

For the better part of an hour, Henry Wolfe and his band played a very relaxing and enjoyable show that even the unfamiliar fans seemed to thoroughly enjoy. Definitely a great warm up for what was to come.

What happened next caused some confusion. A second opening band was scheduled to come on before Edward Sharpe, but shortly after Henry Wolfe left the stage, all the members of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros had taken the stage. After playing one song to further my confusion, I figured out that the band before me, called “We Are Each Other” is actually just a side project of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros which includes singer/songwriter Aaron Embry. After a short few nice songs, the band took a few minutes to regroup and prepare.
Upon taking the stage again, front man Alex Ebert steps out to speak to his fans saying “I wish this fence was not here!” (referring to the fence in between the stage, the photo pit, and the crowd). “I will do everything in my power tonight to show you that I wish this fence was not here.” Moments later, he walks out onto the speakers at the front of the stage, and is mingling with fans who are delighted by his antics. I knew that people liked these guys, but I was totally impressed by how many people seemed to be hooked on their whole get up. This was the first time I had seen them, but I have really enjoyed was I had heard at home, and was already having a great time. Alex Ebert invited a fan onto the stage to play tambourine, which I thought was funny and amusing. The girl stood there gently shaking the tambourine in awe of what was going on. Next time, pull someone on stage that is gonna have some fun instead of standing there like a deer in headlights! Carpe the Diem. Seize the Carpe. Anyway, The combination of the band’s thrifty but very trend conscious fashion sense, the diversity and colors of their instruments, the gratuitous bubble machines, and the Emerald City of Oz backdrop allowed me to understand exactly what they are about very quickly.

In passing, I heard a lot of people define them as “the ultimate hipster band” or some derivation of that, but I myself am not so sure. Each band member is equally interesting and different looking, and I think that the way their clothes, instruments, and starry-eyed faces are put together has a very synergistic effect on what they were able to do live. If you’ve ever seen the band Moe live, than you know how boring it is when a band has no stage presence or originality. Sure they may have some decent songs, but watching them play music is like watching two quadriplegics do aerobics. Stage presence is a crucial element of a live show and these guys had it going on. Throughout the rest of the show, I found myself constantly going back and forth from the photo pit and the pavement along the water to get different views of the dramatic Governor’s Island setting. It really is one of the best places in NYC to see a show in the summer. However, if you have ever been to a show at Governors Island, you know that you most definitely don’t want to get stranded taking the last ferry back to Manhattan. The music was supposed to be cut at 11 p.m., so at 10:45, I headed for the ferry along with a handful of experientially educated concert goers who had the same idea. As I was boarding the first ferry to leave, Alex Ebert started talking, and casually said “what else should we play? I guess we’ll do Home” like there was any possibility that they weren’t going to play their biggest hit in New York City. Shocker. I quickly found myself a spot on the top deck of the ferry, and had a perfect view of the entire venue from the water. As we pulled away, the song ended, and hundreds of fans scrambled to exit the venue through a narrow passageway to the ferry line. All in all, it was an extremely successful and fun night. Check out Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros whenever you get a chance. These guys are hot, and their fan base is rapidly growing.

(photos by Kevin Seaman)

04 Jun

TheAudioPerv.com has been around for nearly two years (geez, we didn’t think we’d last this long!) and we’ve been giving away a ton of great prizes but we’ve never given away anything this great before.

In celebration of @TheAudioPerv nearing 1000 followers on Twitter, we have a cornucopia of CDs for ONE lucky follower! Once we reach 1000 followers (or maybe a little more haha), we’re going to randomly select ONE follower. We didn’t want to give it to the 1000th follower because of fake accounts AND because we want to give everyone a chance to win, especially those who have been following us from the start (thanks!).

Thanks to Big Hassle Media (@bighasslemedia), we’re able to offering up the following CDs:

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros (@edwardsharpe) – Up From Below

Weezer (@weezer) – Raditude

Metric (@metric) – Fantasies

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

The Joy Formidable (@joyformidable) – A Balloon Called Moaning

Rooney (@rooneyband) – Rooney

Wintersleep (@wintersleep) – New Inheritors

Minus the Bear (@minusthebear) – Omni

Dr. Dog (@drdogmusic) – Shame Shame

The Sounds (@thesounds) – Crossing The Rubicon

Manchester Orchestra (@manchesterorch) – I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child

Hanson (@hansonmusic) – Shout It Out

Slow Club - Yeah So?

Cate Le Bon (@catelebon) – Me Oh My

John Prine – In Person & On Stage

Fela Kuti (@felakuti) – The Best of the Black President

Active Child – Curtis Lane EP

C-Mon & Kypski (@cmonandkypski) – We Are Square

moe. (@moeperiod) – Smash Hits Volume 1

Fela! Original Broadway Cast Recording (@felamusical)

Jarrod Gorbel (@jarrodtht) – Ten Years Older EP

Lissy Trullie (@untrullie) – Self Taught Learner

Dave Holland Octet (@thedaveholland) – Pathways

The Wave Pictures – Instant Coffee Baby

Thank you everyone who’s been coming to our site, following us on Twitter. Thanks to everyone who helps out with the site and all the cool publicists/PR people who set up awesome interviews, keep us informed on what’s going on and allow us to give away awesome prizes like this giveaway.

By the way, this contest is open to the WHOLE WORLD. We’ll foot the bill to ship it to you if you win and live in France, Argentina, Australia, wherever! Good luck!