After the release of their debut EP, Up From Below, Edward Sharpe and his wonderful Magnetic Zeros are back again with their wonderful sound, this time in the form of their second album Here. Currently touring Europe, the folk-infused band, who are renowned for being a little strange, have released their new album through an online stream, thanks to NPR.
The group were currently featured in the film Big Easy Express, which was premiered at SXSW. The film documented a train trip whereby Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine collaborated and rehearsed as they played gigs across America.
Speaking out about their new album, Alex Ebert said: “The making of this album has spanned a time of immense perseverance and, thankfully, co-creation. Making this album has been a test of our faith in ourselves and in the universe, and brought us closer together and in greater harmony with one another… A deluge of music has been written and recorded, and we are intensely excited to share it with anyone who wants to feel it.”
Here will be released on May 29th through Community Music/Vagrant Records. Hopefully, after their 2011 tour, they will return soon to promote the album.