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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Read Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros On World Cafe WXPN

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


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

Watch 'Big Easy Express': Three Bands, One Train, A Ton Of Music

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

"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."

Read Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros Are 'Here'

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


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

Read First Listen: Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, 'Here'

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

Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes At World Cafe Live

Listen Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros In Concert WXPN

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


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)

Watch More Songs That Make You Feel Good

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


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

Read Memorable Moments From The Tiny Desk

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


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

Read Alexander Ebert On World Cafe WXPN

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


Roots Picnic 2011.

Read The Roots Picnic, In Concert WXPN

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

Watch Simply Adorable: Father And Daughter Sing 'Home'

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

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Listen Highlights From The 2010 Newport Folk Festival

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


Intern Alex Spoto Jams

Read How I Became A Magnetic Zero

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


Listen Interview: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

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


Rosanne Cash

Read Three For Your Weekend: Philadelphia

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

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