ICYMI: EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS SHARE NOAZ DESHE-DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WAPE UP THE SUN”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros recently shared their incredible video for “Wake Up The Sun.” The video, directed by award winning acclaimed cinematographer Noaz Deshe was filmed just outside Chisanau, the capital of the eastern European country Moldova. Deshe explains in an interview in Nowness, “you find time stands still [in Moldova]-communism and religion are still the backdrop of an identity not yet conquered by the east or the west. It seems like any minute chain stores will spring up, but for now it is undefined by the powers that be. I was struck by the beauty of an identity not yet overtaken by what has become all-too familiar-the song struck that chord with me.” The video can be viewed here.
“Wake Up the Sun” is off the band’s latest album PersonA, which Rolling Stone says is the band’s “most risk-taking, freewheeling album yet.” On an album of adventurous songs “Wake Up The Sun” may be one of the album’s most ambitious and successful tracks. Careening from an urgent tight piano figure and opening into the cathartic almost church-revival chorus to it’s almost “Hey Jude” pre-coda, culminating with an incredible reach for the stars ending. It’s undoubtedly one of the highlights to an already amazing live show.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are wrapping up a national tour in support of their latest release.
EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS ANNOUNCE ALBUM INFO FOR FORTHCOMING RELEASE PERSONA, AVAILABLE SPRING 2016
BAND SHARES FIRST SINGLE NO LOVE LIKE YOURS
“‘Hot Coals’ marks a triumphant return for the band, with a tone and melody that captures everything I ever loved about the band in the first place.” – Indie Shuffle
“If [Hot Coals] is a sign of what’s to come from the Magnetic Zeros, this next chapter should make for an interesting read.” – Consequence of Sound
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the euphorically confrontational 10-piece band that has made a permanent impression on the music scene, is back with their highly anticipated fourth album, PersonA. This past November, the band quietly shared the song “Hot Coals” and found themselves, once more, on the receiving end of critical acclaim. Today’s release of PersonA ‘s first single, “No Love Like Yours,” further indicates that the ten gifted, original musicians in this ever-evolving group have reached a new height in terms of creativity and musicianship. Recorded in New Orleans without studio tricks like click tracks, digitally doubling of voices or other manipulations, the ten tracks are clearly influenced by the jazz-saturated sound of that city. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ frontman Alex Ebert says the evolution is natural, “we had long been a social experiment first, musicians second. Over time, though, we were emerging, by virtue of hours spent, into a group of musicians who could really play together.” Ebert has not been idle in the three years since the band’s self-titled “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros” album was released back in 2013. He has scored a number of films and earned a Golden Globe for Best Original Score on the film All Is Lost. No stranger to the major festival circuit with previous appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Life Is beautiful to name a few, the band will continue touring well into 2016, starting with a return to the location of one of their first triumphs when they play Coachella. More tour dates will follow.
To check out ‘No Love Like Yours’ click here!