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Song of the Day : [7/18]
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are a band of ten to twelve mates, led by frontman Alex Ebert. I think their unique dynamic is best described in their own words. As Ebert describes them: "We decided to go back in time. We got an old 24-track tape machine from 1979 and found a deal on used reels of 2-inch tape. Twelve people playing on 24 tracks, all recorded in live fashion. . . . I'm really proud of the dogma we kept; [the album] has a natural resonance to it."Guitarist Christian Letts adds, "There's nothing about this band that's 'band-y.' We're kind of an art troupe that plays music.""This is a case of a group of people coming together at the right time -- I don't even think of it as a band, I think of it as a family."If this band is ever rolling through your town, you should stop in and check them out. I hear their live show is fantastic. It is said that Ebert treats each crowd as part of his family as well. "The night [in April] I went into the crowd at the Echo and everybody was singing, you could almost feel their hearts," he says. Hmm...sounds interesting?