Wednesday, August 12, 2009

looking for utopia?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

If you're down with hippies and/or like the idea of utopia, you should check out the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I heart them. They have this whole communal family feeling, and I just really really like their songs. Band leader Alex Ebert said in an interview recently that he wants to start a commune with his band mates and the whole communal idea behind music is what brought the band together. Awesome. If they ever tour in Michigan, or if I happen to find myself on the west coast where they're from, I'm definitely going to catch one of their shows (and maybe see if they need an extra person to shake a tambourine or strum the few chords I know on guitar...) They have an EP out, but it's really just 3 songs (40 Day Dream, Janglin', and Carries On) off their self titled debut album that was released a few weeks ago. So if you want a sampler get the EP, but you might as well buy the whole thing, as the EP leaves out my favorite track "Home." Their first single is "40 Day Dream" and it's awesome (See video in the post above this one...). Check back in a few months for new singles/awesome videos because I know I'll love whatever they put out next (at least I'm hoping to...)
40 Day Dream (boxstr)

On a completely unrelated note, I've gotten a ton of emails from people in the last month or so with songs to check out, and I PROMISE I'm not ignoring you. I've just been super super busy and want to be sure if/when I post something about the song you sent me, it's not half assed. But by all means keep the emails coming! Maybe I'll get my life somewhat back together this weekend and get some listening done...

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Blas said...

Great band! Home is my favorite song as well.

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