Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros — Royce Hall/UCLA on May 20, 2010

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros photo sets

Royce Hall/UCLA on May 20, 2010

News

Watch: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - “Life Is Hard” (Acoustic) Video

Featuring Photos From the World Press Photo Exhibit

Nov 01, 2013

Some tend to think that the born-again messages of love and optimism from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have the tendency to veer into overkill or even feel a little bit contrived. Listening to a song like "Life Is Hard," however, off the band's recent self-titled album, you never get the sense that the band is in any way faking their desire for good things to happen to good people. More

Sep 20, 2013

Last month Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros brought their signature feel-good vibes to New York City's Box Theater for a special performance. More

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Announce Big Top Music Festival

At Los Angeles' Historic State Park Oct. 17-20

Aug 05, 2013

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have announced the creation and curation of their very own music and arts festival. More

Aug 01, 2013

Last night hippie pop collective Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros stopped by the set of Conan where they performed their single "Better Days" off their recent self-titled LP. More

Jul 18, 2013

Here is a roundup of all the notable upcoming albums available to stream on various websites this week. More

Jun 18, 2013

On July 23, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros will release their self-titled third album. More

Jun 12, 2013

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, the new self-titled album from the free-lovin' collective led by songwriter Alex Ebert, is scheduled to come out next month on July 23. More

May 23, 2013

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have shared the first cut from their forthcoming self-titled albumMore

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Announce New Album

Self-Titled Album Due Out July 23

May 08, 2013

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have made time in their schedule to release the follow-up to last year’s sophomore album Here More

Mar 19, 2013

Still out and about on the road supporting their sophomore LP HereEdward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros have added a number of new tour dates to their existing set of live shows. More

The Protest Survey: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ Josh Collazo

On the Election, the Conventions, and the Most Underrated Political Issue of our Time

Nov 01, 2012

In conjunction with our Protest Issue we asked several artists the same set of politically-themed questions. These answers were provided by Josh Collazo of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The California-based band released their second album, Here, this past May on Vagrant. More

Oct 10, 2012

Yesterday Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros debuted touching music video for "Child," the latest single off their most recent record Here. More

Jul 10, 2012

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros announced today that will be performance a special benefit concert at Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA on Sept. 6 to benefit The Ojai Valley Community Nursey School.  More

Watch: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Play “Kimmel”

Perform "That's What's Up," "Man on Fire"

Jun 06, 2012

Last night Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took to the big outdoor stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform two new songs off their recently released new album Here. More

May 31, 2012

Releasing Here this week, the mellow sophomore follow-up to their 2009 debut Up From Below, hippie campfire songsingers Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have unveiled a documentary style music video for their lead single "Man on Fire." More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Listen: Sigur Rós Streams New Album

As Does Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Regina Spektor, and The Walkmen

May 21, 2012

After debuting their new album Valtari in full through a time-zone traveling stream, Icelandic instrumenalists Sigur Rós have now offered the eight-track effort to the online community with more open-ended accessibility. More

Listen: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - “Mother”

Appearing on Every Mother Counts Compilation

Apr 13, 2012

To lend support for Every Mother Counts, an advocacy organization looking to increase education and support for reducing maternal mortality on a global scale, numerous musical artists have taken part in a special compilation album for the cause. More

Apr 02, 2012

Having already previewed a number of the new songs from their forthcoming new album Here in some form or anotherEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have now posted on their website yet another track from the record entitled, "That's What's Up."  More

Mar 26, 2012

After playing a number of new tracks on the road, Alex Ebert and the communal pop cohorts of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have released the first true taste of the band's forthcoming new album Here in the form of its lead single "Man on Fire." More

Watch: Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Perform New Songs at SXSW

"Where Are You Now" Debuted After "The Easy Express" Screening

Mar 21, 2012

Appearing at SXSW last week to support the premiere of director Emmett Malloy's music documentary Big Easy Express, which followed Mumford & SonsEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show alongside their 2011 Railroad Revival Tour, all three artists took part in a short but no less special acoustic set of songs after the screening in Austin's Paramount Theatre.  More

Mar 16, 2012

With their forthcoming sophomore LP Here out May 29, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have begun incorporating a number of new songs in their live repertoire. More

Feb 07, 2012

Free-love advocates Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have announced that the follow-up to their breakthrough debut Up From Below will see release on May 29. More

Jul 19, 2011

Last night, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros played Conan. We have the videos.  More

The Flaming Lips Announce More Shows

Set to Play Side by Side at Dates with Weezer

Jul 12, 2011

The Flaming Lips have added more tour dates, including some with Weezer at which they will be set up on the same stage at the same time, trading off songs and literally co-headlining. More

Mar 07, 2011

Americana experts, Mumford & SonsEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show, are all joining forces for the “Railroad Revival Tour.”  More

Feb 25, 2011

Today, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released a video for “40 Day Dream,” the third in a twelve-part epic music video. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2011 Issue and Death Cab for Cutie Cover

Issue Includes Interviews with R.E.M., Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Cut Copy, Jens Lekman, Okkervil River, Panda Bear, Lykke Li, Iron and Wine, Elbow, Duran Duran, Destroyer, and more

Feb 11, 2011

Under the Radar’s Winter 2011 issue is about to hit stands. The cover features Death Cab for Cutie, who gave writer Matt Fink insight into the band’s forthcoming album, Codes and Keys (due out in May). The issue also includes interviews with Bright EyesBritish Sea PowerThe DearsThe DecemberistsDestroyerThe DodosDuran Duran,ElbowIron and WineLykke LiR.E.M.TelekinesisToro Y MoiThe AntlersThe Big PinkCymbals Eat GuitarsEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Jens LekmanOkkervil RiverPanda BearVivian GirlsAnna CalviPorcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, Yuck, and more.

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Lollapalooza Goes Global with The Killers, Kanye West

Lineup, Dates for First International Fest Announced

Jan 28, 2011

Today, Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced the dates and lineup for Lollapalooza Chile. We have the details. More

Dec 01, 2010

Pulling from their good-times debut Up From Below, Los Angeles Collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros recently released a live iTunes session.  More

Nov 12, 2010

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel Live! Welcomed Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. We have the video. More

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Hold Open Mic Night

October 26th, the Opening Band Could Be You!

Oct 15, 2010

Ever wanted to open for a major band (or at least a majory big band) like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros? Well now you can. We have the details.  More

Photos from Austin City Limits 2010 Day Three including Yeasayer, The National and The Flaming Lips

Plus Midlake, Shearwater, White Rabbits and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Oct 14, 2010

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Virgin Mobile Fest Announces Line-up

Free Festival September 25th

Jul 20, 2010

Indie shmindie. Sometimes it’s hard to argue with cooperate sponsorship. Today, Virgin Mobile announced its free festival (September 25th at Merriweather Post Pavilion) and it is a dozy. The daylong genre-hopping festival will play host to buzz bands such as Sleigh Bells and Neon Indian, scene stalwarts LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. and legends such as Pavement and Joan Jett. We have the full lineup.  More

Photos from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010 - She & Him, The National, Conan O’Brien, and more

Plus: Local Natives, The Dodos, The Dead Weather, The Flaming Lips, Steve Martin, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, and much more

Jun 16, 2010

Last weekend (June 11th - 13th), Bonnaroo was the place to be with performances from She & Him, The National, Local Natives, Fanfarlo, The Dodos, Here We Go Magic, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Conan O'Brien, Dr. Dog, The Dead Weather, Steve Martin, The Flaming Lips, The Dead Weather, Local Natives, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and many more. We sent photographer Matt Jones down to cover the action. Check out the full galleries of each day. More

Photos from Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 - Dirty Projectors, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses

Plus Mumford and Sons, Public Enemy, Edward Sharpe, The xx, and more

Jun 03, 2010

Last weekend (May 29th - 31st), Sasquatch! ruled The Gorge with performances from Band of Horses, Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, My Morning Jacket, The xx, Public Enemy, Mumford and Sons, Dirty Projectors, Tallest Man on Earth, and many more. We sent Under the Radar writer/photographer Robin Bacior down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

May 25, 2010

On May 20th, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, supported by Francis and the Lights and Haim, rocked Royce Hall/UCLA. We sent Under the Radar staff writer/photographer Michele Yamamoto down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Go “Home” In New Video

Clip Includes Footage From Their Coachella Performance

May 13, 2010

Los Angeles collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are known for their homespun, 1960s throwback charm. Predictably, they embrace this aesthetic on their new video "Home." We have the clip. More

Apr 21, 2010

Last weekend's Coachella festival was just a warm up for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' long summer. Beginning May 1st, the collective will be heading out on an extensive North American tour. We have the dates. More

Mar 24, 2010

Newport's annual festival has just announced this year's line up. Amidst the traditionally folk line up are Under the Radar-friendly artists, Sharon Jones, Calexico, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and The Swell Season. We have the full line up. More

Mar 24, 2010

Los Angeles' Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are hitting the road for a two-month trek across North America. We have the dates. More

Feb 10, 2010

Educational non-profit 826LA has never been shy about calling in the star power for its benefits. (After all, founder; author Dave Eggers has quite the Rolodex.) This time, they're recruiting Los Angeles-based musicians for an unusual benefit project called Chickens in Love. Among bands participating  are heavy-hitters She & Him, Fiona Apple, Cold War Kids, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. We have the details. More

Coachella 2010 Line-Up Announced

Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz to Headline Three-Day Festival

Jan 19, 2010

One of North America's most anticipated music festivals, Coachella, has announced its 2010 line-up. The three-day festival, which takes place in the California desert near Palm Springs April 16 - 18, will feature Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz as the headliners. Other highlights include: Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grace Jones, Echo and the Bunnymen, Pavement, Sly and the Family Stone, Devo, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Fever Ray, She & Him, Yeasayer, MGMT, Hot Chip, Dirty Projectors, Mew, Camera Obscura, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Spoon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yo La Tengo, Deerhunter, The Big Pink, Florence and the Machine, Owen Pallett, and Local Natives.

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Dec 02, 2009

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros put on a solid concert almost every night of the week so naturally their videos are just as fun to watch. Below we have "Kisses Over Babylon," the second installment of SALVO!, a 12-part music video series from the L.A. ensemble fronted by Ima Robot vocalist Alex Ebert. More

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to Tour

Joy to be Spread From Coast to Coast

Sep 16, 2009

Los Angeles collective and Under the Radar Summer 2009 “Please to Meet You” band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are heading out on tour. More


Interviews

The Protest Survey: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ Josh Collazo

On the Election, the Conventions, and the Most Underrated Political Issue of our Time

Nov 01, 2012

In conjunction with our Protest Issue we asked several artists the same set of politically-themed questions. These answers were provided by Josh Collazo of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The California-based band released their second album, Here, this past May on Vagrant. More

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Gloriously Misunderstood: The Full Interview

Aug 30, 2012

Alex Ebert is not a hippie. The Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros frontman peppers his statements with joyful affirmations, and certainly dresses the part, but he assures that he isn’t interested in making music exclusively for the free spirit set. “If we were all in suits with short haircuts, I really don’t think anyone would see the music as hippie!” he says with an easy going laugh. “The music itself, you listen to it on its own, and it’s more R&B country.” More


Reviews

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Community Music

Jul 22, 2013

Once upon a time, artists were reliant upon reinvention as their careers progressed; this model was perfected by pioneers like David Bowie and Paul Simon, who somehow managed to traverse myriad musical contexts while maintaining a thread of consistency throughout. It's a remarkable balancing act, and a necessary one if longevity is part of an artist's plans. More

Here

Here

Community Music

May 31, 2012

It's been three years since Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros carved out an interesting creative niche with their 2009 debut album, Up From Below. In the '60s, three years could mean everything to a folk-oriented act, though the lofty pursuits of artists like Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs are leagues away from those of The Magnetic Zeros. More

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More

Coachella 2010 Day Two Report – Camera Obscura, Muse, MGMT, Hot Chip, and more

Apr 18, 2010

Day two of Coachella 2010 alas offered few highlights. This year Coachella has put way too many great artists on Sunday's bill, which will inevitably lead to a lot of Sophie's Choice-like moments of picking between which favorite artists to see. Whereas Saturday's bill suffered from a lack of must see artists, there was no shortage of artists worth checking out, it's just that few of them delivered. Matters were not helped by the fact that the best set I saw was also the first set I saw. Almost everything underwhelmed after that. More

Muse Brings Explosive Live Show to Coachella Festival

Apr 18, 2010

Muse drew one of the biggest crowds of the Coachella Festival to their explosive Saturday-night set. The band's recent slew of arena shows around the U.S. and the Coachella crowd's rapturous reaction indicate that the English trio are finally on their way to becoming as big Stateside as they are in the U.K. More

Coachella 2010 Day 2 Recap: Beach House, Camera Obscura, Muse, and More

April 17th, 2010

Apr 18, 2010

Day two started out much like day one, in fulltilt. Despite a bevy of physical ailments left over from yesterday's marathon, making it to Camera Obscura's set on time was worth another painful sprint across the field. However day two was light on the heavy hitters, and after the initial close call, I didn't have to hustle to see sets from Beach House, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Hot Chip, MGMT, and Muse. More