Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Myles Pettengill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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"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 & The Magnetic Zeros perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2009. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Memorable Moments From The Tiny Desk

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

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Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros plays live from his new solo record on today's World Cafe. Adarsha Benjamin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe

Alexander Ebert On World Cafe

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

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