Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Alex Ebert first came to public attention as the charismatic singer of indie-rock band Ima Robot. After some drastic life-changing experiences, he came up with the idea for this project, which seems to be part creative epiphany and part artistic therapy. Teaming up with singer/multi-instrumentalist Jade Castrinos and other friends to actualize his vision, Ebert wrote a collection of unconventional pop songs that sound like an odd combination of the Magnetic Fields and Bobby Goldsboro. Others might hear early solo Scott Walker or Ennio Morricone on a pop-song kick in Sharp's compositions, but it truly is difficult to say where in the history or cultural geography of music this act truly fits. One thing's certain: Sharpe and the Zeros follow no artistic compass but their own.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.