Published on June 18th, 2013 | by seenheard0
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros to release 3rd Album
Speaking of the new record, frontman and producer Alex Ebert says “These songs mean everything to me – It’s the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.”
Fans around the world have welcomed the first offering from the record – single ‘Better Days’. Ebert’s soulful delivery highlights the nostalgic and hopeful nature of the song, combined with group sing-a-long harmonies and handclaps as percussion.
ESATMZ have always carried a sense of community in their music and live shows. The video accompanying ‘Better Days’ encapsulates this with a series of intertwined scenes from 80’s and 90’s films such as Paris is Burning, Beat Street and Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo. Directed by filmmaker Michele Civetta, the visuals act as an ode to better times, community, love and art.
After forming in 2007, ESATMZ released their debut album Up From Below in 2009 which features hit single ‘Home’ as well as fan favourites ’40 Day Dream’ and ‘Janglin’. Follow up album Here was released just over one year ago and includes tracks ‘Man on Fire’ and ‘That’s What’s Up’. Since forming, the 10+ piece has toured extensively including appearances at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Australia’s own Splendour in the Grass. Most recently, they toured Australia with acclaimed UK folk-rock band Mumford & Sons.
Australian audiences have also recently shown their fondness for ESATMZ voting in their 2010 breakthrough single ‘Home’ into triple j’s Hottest 100 of the last 20 years at #73.