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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros On World Cafe

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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. Stewart Cole/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For 'All Is Lost,' A Songwriter Embraces Silence

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' new, self-titled album comes out July 23. Nora Kirkpatrick /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros'

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros On World Cafe

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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." Julie Ling hide caption

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros Are 'Here'

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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros In Concert

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Memorable Moments From The Tiny Desk

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