Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Alex Ebert, leader of the Los Angeles-based collective Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, recently told an interviewer that he had no interest in the Zeros being the equivalent of “the '60s ride at Disneyland,” which is, after a fashion,

Summer in Chicago is a thing of beauty, a rhapsodic time in which beer is consumed by the gallon and sunburns are embraced as a balm against the ever-encroaching winter. Summer's been a bit slow coming this year, but it

The onrush of summer couldn't be more serendipitous for the messiancially-styled Alexander Ebert and his hippyish West Coast brethren. Balminess, after all, is the chief asset of this second album's slow-rolling, harmonic country-gospel jams, which,

Amanda Ash, Edmonton Journal Album: Here Artist: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Community Music/Vagrant) 3 1/2 stars “Edward Sharpe” is less a person than a lofty, goofy concept, a messiahlike creation of singer/lyricist/front man Alex Ebert

Maybe I'm feeling the ghost of Levon Helm, but it's hard to find many flaws in this new disc from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Without Ray Lamontagne's writerly maudlin streak or Arcade Fire's song-hawker

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