Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros New Album Preview

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are not an average-sized band.  There are ten members.  With that being said, there is a lot of input and hands in the pot for the writing and recording process.  Joey and Alex discussed what the writing process is like for a ten-member band.  “It’s evolving, but writing is still a very intimate process generally.  One person will come up with either most or at least the better portion of a song and then people contribute and what not” comments Ebert.

Some of the tracks included on the self-titled release, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are from previous recordings.  Alex Ebert comments on the album Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, “We were at one point [during recording Here] thinking about a double album but Here makes so much sense as an album itself.  A few songs were written around the same time and a lot of them written later and some of them before.”

Although some tracks were thrown on the new album that were not originally recorded for it, the new album will have it’s own unique sound and doesn’t mimic previous releases. “I think that’s why this is it’s own album, it’s quite different.  It’s sort of a rambunctious and a wild album.  I think it’s our best stuff we’ve done,” explained Ebert.

One track from the new album that has received a lot of airtime is the song “Better Days.”  Ironically, “Better Days” was one of the few songs written for Ebert's solo album Alexander.  “That’s the oldest one of the album.  That one was maybe going to be on my solo album called Alexander a couple of years ago but it just wasn’t quite right yet, so I just put it on hold.  It just ended up slowly into this recording and this song,” explained Ebert.