Posts Tagged ‘ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros ’

WATCH: Cutest Daddy/Daughter Cover

Most adorable cover or MOST ADORABLE COVER EVER? Watch this daddy/daughter duo covering Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s “Home”.

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LISTEN: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Fire & Water”

ES&TMZ have released a new-ish song for your listening pleasure. I say new-ish because it wasn’t on the debut album but is actually from their iTunes session so if you were hoping that meant another album you are sadly mistaken. I really dig this song titled “Fire & Water”… it’s not too hippie eccentric like many of their songs it’s just chill and somewhat simple. It reminds me of The Band…modern day of course. Listen below!

WATCH: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on Jimmy Kimmel

This band has just taken off…it’s really crazy. I remember seeing Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros last year at the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice and thinking “God this band is so great.” Apparantly everyone else thought so too because when I saw them at Sunset Junction…we were about a mile away from the stage. Check out their performance of “Home” on Jimmy Kimmel below (they also performed “40 Day Dream”). P.S. Alex Ebert looks like a total hobo to me, I picture him sleeping in train cars at night or something.

Recent Concerts: Sunset Junction

Whats up everybody? It’s been a pretty intense 2 days of concerts which has resulted in liver failure and blisters, specifically in that order. My friends and I hit up Sunset Junction festival on Sunday around 5pm and were able to see three awesome sets: The Deadly Syndrome, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and of course Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

First up we caught half a set from The Deadly Syndrome on The Fold stage. I was really enjoying this band who have this indie semi-psychedelic sound to them although I felt bad because I was a little more interested in the acid dancing grandma nearby. Check out their music video for “Armrest” below!

Next up was Mayer Hawthorne and The County giving us some Motown soul. Mayer Hawthorne is like a less generic version of Michael Buble having much more original soul. Probably the funniest moment was during one song when all of a sudden a group of backup dancers rushed the stage. It was totally not expected and pretty bad ass helping him stand out from other throwback singers.

Last but not least local favorite and quickly rising hippie band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, a personal fave of us writers here at The Boom Echo. Unfortunately I was so far back from the stage it creates a different experience but they still killed it and everyone of course was jumping around during “Home.” The band has this great energy, sometimes too hippie for me like when they wanted the crowd to all marry each other. I didn’t really get it but that is just how they are. The last song they performed, lead singer Alex got down into the audience urging everyone to sit down with him for the last song which was pretty cool to see. If you have a chance to see ES & TMZ live I really urge you to. There is just something about their music and the energy that they bring to the performance that create a great show all together!

Cover of the Day: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Tackle Bowie

Many have tried, few have succeeded. In covering David Bowie that is. Perhaps my favorite Bowie covers have been from that of Seu Jorge which were featured on the Life Aquatic, but I always love me some ES &TMZ. Thats short for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros if you were unsure. One of our favorite bands has covered  “Memory of a Free Festival” for the David Bowie tribute album We Were So Turned On which also benefits the War Child charity helping children all over the world affected by war. The album goes on sale September 14th and also features covers from Warpaint, Duran Duran, Carla Bruni and Vivian Girls. Listen to the song below!

We Were So Turned On: David Bowie Tribute

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros added to Sunset Junction Lineup

The Sunset Junction Street Fair has a new addition to it’s lineup – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. If you weren’t excited before, you should be now. This hippie-centric band has been a local Los Angeles favorite for over a year and has been gaining traction with their song “Janglin” featured in the Ford Fiesta national commercial. The band’s first album Up From Below was released July 7th, 2009 and is one of my personal favorites. The songs are perfect for a long summer drive with the windows down, especially the song “Home” which is currently #25 on the Billboard Alternative songs. You can catch this band and many more August 21st and 22nd at the Sunset Junction Street Fair in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros