Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!
Woods, "Sun City Creeps" - Woods does it again! For the ninth time! These Brooklyn freak-folk dudes are freakishly consistent, and also amazingly prolific. For fans, that means a new album almost every year with surprisingly few (none, to my count) duds in the bunch. "Sun City Creeps" is a fun, horn-driven little ditty with a sneaky groove from Woods' latest album "City Sun Eater in the River of Light."
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, "No Love Like Yours" - The flower cult king has returned. Edwarde Sharpe may always be that guy who sang your hipster cousin's wedding song ("Home"). On his third album with the Magnetic Zeroes, he takes a less sing-songy approach with some stretched out, darker performances. But on first single "No Love Like Yours," we've got his familiar sound — a happy-go-lucky chorus, some rambling group vocals and lots of singin' about love.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's have release the second single, "This Life." The single is the second one release from their upcoming self titled release Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zero's which is due out on July 23 in the US and July 29 worldwide. "This Life" is a soulful song which includes a frontman and singer Alex Ebert leading a gospel chorus. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros recently played in a free concert in Pittsburgh on the 3 Rivers Arts Festival on June 7. This summer Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero's will be touring in support of their new record. You can listen to "This Life" below.
Their breezy debut, Up From Below, topped our Best of 2009 list, and it's still in heavy rotation here at O&B headquarters. The album has just been given the iTunes Deluxe Edition treatment, with three bonus tracks and two music videos added to sweeten the deal. You can purchase it here.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with messianic frontman Edward Sharpe, né Alex Ebert, to discuss his personal transformation, hadron colliders, and the new solo album he just finished recording. Read More...
Friday kicked off with an acoustic set by Dr. Dog -- a good start to any day. O&B favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros put on a standout performance that had the entire crowd singing and foot-stomping along to "Home." Unfortunately, their set was unusually short -- clocking in at just over half an hour. Read More..