Friday, August 7, 2009
Science has proven time and again that souls may be mended. All that is needed for a lil soul regeneration is either an inspirational book or a joyous song.
And so it was good news for all of our souls when Californian Alex Ebert dissolved his decidedly less jolly band, Ima Robot, refashioned his new-wave mullet into long hippie locks, and picked up a deca-collective of buskers, wayfarers, and fun-havers (hippies). Ebert also collected a pseudonym (Edward Sharpe) and dubbed his posse the Magnetic Zeros. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros make light-hearted uplifting music with few strings attached. Their debut album Up From Below is as organic as it is uplifting.
In 'Janglin,' the group shows its effusive collective energy and delivers a pair of memorable hooks (along with an opportunity to yell "HEY" in the middle of the chorus). Let Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros "heal your janglin soul."