Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Biography
Fronted by Ima Robot's singer Alex Ebert and his songwriting partner and co-vocalist Jade Castrinos, the Alternative Folk-Rock ten-piece -- sometimes plus -- ensemble Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros began in Los Angeles, California USA, in 2007. The principal line-up includes Christian Letts on guitar, Nico Agliett on guitar + keyboards, Tay Strathairn on piano, Nora Kirkpatrick on accordion, Aaron Older on bass + banjo, Stewart Cole on percussion + ukulele, Orpheo McCord on percussion and Josh Collazo on drums.
The group's first album, "Up From Below", was released in July 2009 on Vagrant Records, the disc soon received its fair share of critical attention and eventually occupied the upper reaches of The Billboard 200 Sales chart for weeks, reaching #75. It included the hit single "Home", which peaked at #25 on The Alternative Songs chart.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros issued their sophomore album, "Here", in May 2012. The disc's opening track, "Man On Fire", was the main single lifted off the album which rose to #5 on The Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top Canadian Albums charts.