BAND UNVEILS TRACKLISTING FOR HERE
BIG EASY EXPRESS WINS HEADLINER AUDIENCE AWARD AT 2012 SXSW FILM CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
Fresh off a run of tour dates that began in Santa Ana, CA on March 14, 2012 at The Observatory, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros announced today they would release a second album by year's end in addition to their next studio album, Here, which will be released by Community Music on May 29, 2012.
"In the middle of the recording process we realized we were essentially making a double album. Being four years since our last album, the writing explored a wide variety of subject and sound, as it turned out we had a lot to say," said the band's Alex Ebert. "Instead of putting it out all at once, we found that two different albums seemed to be forming. Alone these albums are albums. Together these albums express a varying and so relatively living portrait of our lives."
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros today posted the final tracklisting for Here this morning on their website www.edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com, and recently unveiled the artwork for the album, consisting of a photograph shot by Alex Ebert in Mozambique on the fan website http://themagneticzeros.com.
"The hard division created by the horizon of sea and sky represents the appearance of a dualistic world of dark and light, us and them, here and there. The circle that breaks the dividing line between the sea and the sky represents what feels to be the underlying truth: that creation lives not by the laws of duality or division, but emanates from everything at once, swirling all falsely-held boundaries in a wonder of every spectrum of experience," said Ebert.
1. Man On Fire
2. That's What's Up
3. I Don't Wanna Pray
5. Dear Believer
7. One Love To Another
8. Fiya Wata
9. All Wash Out
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros made an appearance with members of Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show at the 2012 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on March 17th for the world premier of Big Easy Express, which won the Headliner Audience Award. Following the screening, the groups performed an acoustic set followed by an encore screening of the film and performances at the LBJ Lawn at the University of Texas. The Emmett Malloy directed film 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.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will launch a nationwide tour starting in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theatre on May 2nd. The band will be 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. For ticket information please visit www.edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.com. Full list of dates are below.
2nd Oakland, CA Fox Theatre
4th Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
5th Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
8th New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
9th 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*
20th Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
21st Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
24th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
25th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
26th Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
30th Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion
31st Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
1st Ozark, AR Wakarusa Festival
* With Dave Matthews Band
Credit: Myles Pettengill
ABOUT EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
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 and Voice Project.