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Video of the Moment #2042: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

 
By on Saturday, 12th March 2016 at 10:00 am
 

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros‘ newest single is ‘No Love Like Yours’, and as the title suggests, it’s an emotional one. It’s the first new music that we’ve heard from the collective in some time, and our Steven reviewed the single in early February. For the promo for the single, actress Olivia Wilde (aka Dr. Hadley on House) took the director’s reins, filming it in the atmospheric environs of New Orleans, entirely with iPhones. The cold, unfeeling means is interesting, given the emotional content of the video, of which Hadley says:

I wanted to shoot it in an interesting and innovative way. I thought, let’s shoot it on an iPhone…I am particularly inspired by watching people walk around with devices, and how [they have] encouraged the average person to be more creative. The process of mourning in New Orleans is pretty different than in the rest of the American culture. The concept of the funeral as a celebration with music and dance is more present there. I’ve always been very inspired by that.

Watch the arresting new video below. ‘PersonA’, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ new and third album on which ‘No Love Like Yours’ will appear on, is scheduled for release on the 15th of April via Community Music Group. For more on Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on TGTF, go here.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OigOrLjDp7I[/youtube]

 

Single Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – No Love Like Yours

 
By on Thursday, 4th February 2016 at 12:00 pm
 

Considering they are a collective of people, numbering a maximum of 12, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros certainly know how to bring out the delicacy in folk music. You would think the larger the number of members, the thicker and more lost the sound would get but they’ve managed to acquire the skill that gives us music which is just as emotive and insightful as, say, early Mumford and Sons, or even First Aid Kit.

On this next single ‘No Love Like Yours’, which is from the upcoming third album ‘PersonA’, the group manage to bring all of their skills to the forefront. What is missing though is the wonderfully harmonised chorus section that wears its heart on sleeve and when that usually is partnered with the sheer size of the band, it swells to create an unstoppable force. That’s not to say the harmonies aren’t here; they certainly are, but it’s a far cry from their breakout hit ‘Home’, so much that it almost feels reserved. Leading man Alex Ebert still manages to use his voice in its most raw and pure form, evoking emotion and as if he’s singing his purest thoughts. When singing, his voice occasionally breaks: it’s barely audible, but when you do hear this, it just adds to the message he’s communicating.

The instrumental driving force behind the track is a tactful combination of intricately plucked guitars and percussion that sits relatively low within the entire mix. Of course, there’s so much more going on, like a slight addition of piano that twinkles lightly above everything, along with the bass supporting the lower end of the track. It all comes together to form a rather pleasing listen that doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not.

The track doesn’t particularly gather in strength. In the conventional sense, ‘No Love Like Yours’ certainly has a beginning, middle and an end, but it’s all quite flat which doesn’t lend itself to what we’ve normally come to expect from the band. As previously mentioned, it’s certainly a pleasant listen. But let’s hope what the rest of the album has to offer has a bit more to it.

6.5/10

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ new single ‘No Love Like Yours’ is out now. Their third album ‘PersonA’ will be released the 15th of April via Community Music Group. To read more on Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on TGTF, go here.

 

Video of the Moment #1233: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

 
By on Thursday, 13th June 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

If you’ve been wondering what Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have been up to lately, wonder no longer. Their next album, self-titled, will be released later this summer. Here is a taster from the new release, a promo for ‘Better Days’. Watch it below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GSLAZg3n8I[/youtube]

 

MP3 of the Day #561: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

 
By on Friday, 15th June 2012 at 10:00 am
 

It sounds like a tall order to remix a song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; it’s not like their kind of music really lends itself to dance grooves. Yet this version by Little Daylight is pretty fun. Listen to and download it below.

 

WIN / See Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros in London in August

 
By on Wednesday, 1st June 2011 at 11:00 am
 

**Note: Gig has been moved from the 18th of July to the 30th of August. Venue is still the same (Shepherds Bush Empire). If you have already entered, you will receive an email from our admin asking if you still want to be in the running for the tickets, as we realise you may no longer be able to attend the rescheduled date.**

American band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros sold out 5 nights at the Old Vic Tunnels in March. Did you miss your chance to see them then? Or perhaps you managed a ticket and were wowed by then? Either way, have we got a contest for you. We have two pairs of tickets to give away for their show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Tuesday the 30th of August. Do a pair have your name on them?

To be entered for the drawing for one of two pairs of tickets, leave your name and email address (so we can contact you if you’ve won) in the form below. Then answer this simple question: what is the name of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ lead singer?

Contest is now closed, winners will be contacted by email soon.

 
 
 

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