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Edward Sharpe

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

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Concerts

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes At World Cafe Live

May 10, 2012 Hear the 11-person psychedelic folk band perform songs from its new album, Here, live from WXPN.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros performs at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

August 1, 2010 The best place to take in the 10-piece band's gloriously uplifting ruckus is on the concert stage.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; credit: Coburn Dukehart/NPR

October 26, 2009 At 10 members, this is the biggest band ever to play a Tiny Desk Concert in the NPR Music offices.

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Justin Townes Earle

August 7, 2009 Hear two wildly different approaches to roots music on display, live from Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.

November 8, 2013 Hear four songs from the joyful folk group's recent performance at the XPoNential Music Festival.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

December 28, 2012 Singer Alex Ebert explains the origin of the band's name, which evolved from a childhood fantasy.

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Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros plays live from his new solo record on today's World Cafe.

July 20, 2011 The charismatic leader of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros plays songs from his new solo album.

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September 25, 2009 Hear the 13-piece band that's taken Los Angeles by storm, in session on World Cafe.

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Interviews & Profiles

Alexander Ebert is best known for his band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a folk band with a dozen members. His latest project is the score for All Is Lost, a film about one man lost at sea.

October 26, 2013 Alexander Ebert composed the score for the film about a solitary man lost at sea.

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"There is no character, you know?" Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' Alex Ebert says. "I'm trying to be the most open and powered-by-the-universe version of myself than I can summon."

May 29, 2012 David Greene profiles the 12-member indie-folk band, which just released its second album, Here.

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July 30, 2010 Hear Alex Ebert on his amazement with the band's success and its deep connection to fans.

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September 25, 2009 Hear the 13-piece band that's taken Los Angeles by storm, in session on World Cafe.

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Discover Songs

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August 4, 2010 All Songs Considered looks at some of the festival's best moments, from Edward Sharpe and more.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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November 27, 2009 "Home" does a lovely job of conveying the whimsical affection at the 10-piece group's core.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

August 10, 2009 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' members offer lots of opportunities to clap and whistle along.

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July 20, 2009 Hear new music from The Monsters of Folk, Jim James, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more.

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March 30, 2009 All Songs Considered recaps some of the most memorable acts from SXSW '09.

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Reviews

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August 4, 2010 All Songs Considered looks at some of the festival's best moments, from Edward Sharpe and more.

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November 27, 2009 "Home" does a lovely job of conveying the whimsical affection at the 10-piece group's core.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

August 10, 2009 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' members offer lots of opportunities to clap and whistle along.

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July 20, 2009 Hear new music from The Monsters of Folk, Jim James, The Tallest Man on Earth, and more.

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March 30, 2009 All Songs Considered recaps some of the most memorable acts from SXSW '09.

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More Stories

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' new, self-titled album comes out July 23.

July 14, 2013 The band still conveys joy amid massively unselfconscious celebrations of community and optimism.

Photo from 'The Big Easy' taken by producer Bryan Ling.

June 27, 2012 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Mumford and Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show hop a train.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' new album, Here, comes out May 29.

May 20, 2012 Here finds singer Alex Ebert and company ruminating on and celebrating the aftermath of salvation.

February 1957:  Bill Haley's band The Comets play in the cramped space of a railway carriage en route to London.  (Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images)

August 17, 2011 From R.E.M. to Groucho Marx, fans share more songs that make them feel good.

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2009.

August 10, 2011 This week, All Songs Considered looks at three and a half years of live music at the NPR offices.

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Roots Picnic 2011.

June 3, 2011 The Roots, Nas, Esperanza Spalding, and Wiz Khalifa performed for thousands in Philadelphia.

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January 9, 2011 Three minutes of pure adorable not involving cats. Watch a father and daughter sing "Home."

Intern Alex Spoto Jams

August 3, 2010 One NPR Music intern went to interview the band only to end up performing with the group on stage.

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July 16, 2010 WXPN's Bruce Warren picks three not-to-be missed shows in his hometown this weekend.

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