Photo by Myles Pettingill
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are just about ready to follow up their 2009 smash debut, Up From Below. According to an issued press release, the band will release their as-yet-untitled sophomore LP on May 29th via Community Music/Vagrant. Self-produced by the band, the album was recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana and Ojai, California.
Says Ed Sharpe mastermind Alex Ebert: “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.”
Ahead of the release, the band will take to the road in March for a string of performances, showcasing material off the new album. Check out the tour schedule below and visit the band’s website for ticketing info.
Also, as reported yesterday, Ed Sharpe is the subject of the upcoming documentary Big Easy Express.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 2012 Tour Dates:
03/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
03/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
03/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
03/20 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
03/21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
03/22 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
03/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
05/31-06/02 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival