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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Announce Live Album

In No Particular Order: 2009-2014 Due Out October 9

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When some bands get to a certain point in their career they release a live album. Either it’s because they’ve run out of ideas or want to try to capture their live energy on tape (which is always a difficult task). Whatever the reason, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are at that point. Perhaps since they are also putting the finishing touches on their fourth studio album due out in early 2016, it’s not the former. In No Particular Order: 2009-2014 is said live album and is due out October 9 on the band’s own Community Music label. As the title suggests, it collects various songs recorded at different concerts from over a six-year period, but not presented in chronological order. All profits from the album go to the band’s non-profit Big Sun Foundation, which might provide a third, entirely different reason for releasing a live album.

Below you can find the album’s tracklist (and that’s its mirror image cover above), followed by the album’s opening track, “Better Days” recorded live at the Brixton Academy in London in February, 2014. And then there’s also a video of their Daytrotter session version of “If I Were Free,” which is also included on the album. Also below are the band’s upcoming tour dates, in case you want to actually see and hear them live and in the flesh.

Frontman Alex Ebert issued this statement about the album in a press release:

“To our amazement, it’s been seven years since our first show. We’ve grown up in that time. Beauty and heartache and joy stretched over that time. Our wills were tested and maybe even bested in that time. But mostly what a triumph that time has been…

We smiled “so much my face hurts,” as you’ll hear. We stressed plenty too, frowned and pained, but mostly we were doubled over laughing or riding our bicycles - and danced - we did a lot of dancing. And we played.

We went from friends to family in that time. We became (and I hold this word as near-sacred) a Band in that time. And here is an album that spans that time.

20 songs from that 7 year frame, as tips of the hat to that time we shared with you - our of appreciators, our co-conspirators, our people.


- Alex”

In No Particular Order: 2009-2014 Tracklist:

1. Better Days @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 2014
2. 40 Day Dream @ NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert | Washington, DC | October 2009
3. If I Were Free @ GOTR Daytrotter Session | Troy, OH | August 30, 2013
4. Janglin @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
5. Up From Below @ Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico | March 20, 2011
6. Brother @ Gurtenfestival| Bern, Switzerland | July 12, 2012
7. Please @ Longwood Gardens | Kennet Square, PA | August 28, 2013
8. Mother @ The Box | New York, NY | July 25, 2013
9. Home @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
10. Mayla @ Babcock Theater | Billings, MT | May 28, 2013
11. They Were Wrong @ ?? | Summer 2013
12. This Life @ ????? | Summer 2013
13. Black Water @ ?? | Spring/Summer 2013
14. I Don’t Wanna Pray @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 2014
15. Truth @ Big Top | Los Angeles, CA | October 19, 2013
16. If I Were Free @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
17. Fog On The Tyne @ Sirius XM Studios | New York, NY | August 08, 2012
18. Bad Bad Love @ WXPN’s World Cafe | Philadelphia, PA | June 01, 2011
19. Life Is Hard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | London, UK | February 12, 2014
20. All Wash Out @ KCRW’s Apogee Sessions | Los Angeles, CA | April 05, 2012
21. All Together

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Tour Dates:

Sept 4-6: Gorge Amphitheatre w/ Dave Matthews band in George, WA
Sept 19: Toronto Urban Roots Fest in Toronto, Canada
Sept 25: Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, NV
Sept 27: Oaktopia Music and Arts Festival in Denton, TX
Oct 17-18: American Roots Music & Arts Festival in Raleigh, NC


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