Up From Below
by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Genres: Indie folk, neo-psychedelia
A friend of mine has a band, and before one of their performances, he looked at my friend and said to his brother “Hey, yeah, Matt can be in the band. He can just play the tambourine!” His brother, who he was talking to looked at him and said “No! We’re not going to turn into Edward Sharpe!”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have been around since 2005, though they didn’t really receive critical acclaim until 2007, with their album “Up From Below.” While there are, in fact, ten people in this band, Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos are probably the two primary creative forces (and vocalists).
"Up From Below" overall feels like some awesome party a bunch of hippies would have. The album is generally about love and happiness, and it sounds like it too, if you can imagine that. I’m not creative enough today to describe it in a way that would give it justice. It’s just good, beautiful, happy, and moving.
- 40 Day Dream
- Up from Below
- Carries On
- Desert Song
- Black Water
- Come in Please
- Simplest Love
- Kisses over Babylon
- Om Nashi Me