After watching the ensemble known as Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros last fall, I felt this was a band reincarnated from the 60's. Dressed in tattered garb and mostly sans shoes, the band played a set of catchy songs from their full length Up From Below. Featuring as many as ten members, the group's performance is somewhat reminiscent of a religious revival.
Alex Ebert (there is no one named Edward Sharpe) is clearly the leader of this band, and he is certainly capitalizing on his new project. It is like he has been given a new lease on life. Anything is possible during their live show. In just a little more than two years, the band has risen to heights clearly beyond their expectations.
Leave any preconceived notions of what to expect (for first timers) and be glad that you will be one of the lucky patrons at their sold out return visit to Solana Beach this Thursday. It will no doubt be one of the the more unusual, yet warding live shows you will see this year.
He's My Brother She's My Sister set the stage
Watch a video of Home below.