Messianic alter-ego of Alex Ebert, Edward Sharpe, burst onto the musical scene with 2009’s song of the summer Home, with hazy summer vibes that were somewhat of a departure from his time as Imarobot frontman. Ebert started the group as part of a loose musical collective with singer Jade Castrinos, and now on their third album, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are still playing and recording with a revolving group line-up of 12 musicians and keeping their psychedelic-folk sound soul-tinged and free .
In The Summer, which we’re premièring today, is spilling with sunshine, 60s nostalgia, and ice-cream. It is the summers portrayed in the movies through Instamatic filters. It’s the sunny summer of youth that is part of our collective consciousness
The eponymous album is due for release on 26th August here in the UK on Gentlemen of the Road, with each track being premiered on a different music blog/site over a twelve day period. The first couple of tracks have already been posted by the fine folks at The Guardian, and The Line Of Best Fit, with our friends at Crack in the Road up tomorrow.
Photograph by Laure Vincent Bouleau