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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Premiere New Single “Better Days”

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will release their forthcoming self-titled third studio album in the U.S. and Canada on July 23rd via Community Music and everywhere else on July 29th.”These songs mean everything to me,” said frontman Alex Ebert who produced the album. “It’s the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we’ve done.”

The band recently hit the road for an extensive run of live headlines dates and festival appearances (SunFest, Beale Street Music Festival, BottleRock, Sasquatch, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Kanrocksas, Floydfest, Summerfest, Southern Ground, and a sold out co-headlining date with Alabama Shakes at Red Rocks) and will travel to Europe in July for dates in Portugal, Ireland, and the UK with more international dates to be announced soon. For details on each show, CLICK HERE.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of a cafe in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10-member troupe released their debut album Up From Below which featured the hit “Home” as well as fan favorite’s “40 Day Dream” and “Janglin”. The band has spent the past few years touring the world while winning over audiences at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Leeds, Austin City Limits and more. Their follow up album, Here, was released in May 2012 and featured the tracks “Man On Fire” and “That’s What’s Up.” The album debuted at #1 on the Independent Music Chart and #5 on Billboard Top 200 Chart the week after it’s release. Relix Magazine hailed it as “an album full of undeniable folk-rock hooks, gospel overtones, infectious lyrics, orchestral swells and a whole lot of love.” Entertainment Weekly declared, “…they’ve got so much heart, they can crush hipster irony with one squeeze of the accordion.” The album was listed at number seven on Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of 2012” List.

You can hear the new single, “Better Days” below.

S/T Tracklisting:

1. Better Days
2. Let’s Get High
3. Two
4. Please!
5. Life is Hard
6. If I Were Free
7. In The Lion
8. Country Calling
9. They Were Wrong
10. In The Summer
11. Remember To Remember
12. This Life

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 2013 Live Dates

5/23 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
5/25 – Portland, OR – The Rose Festival
5/26 – Quincy, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival [SOLD OUT]
5/28 – Billings, MT – Babcock Theatre
5/29 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre [SOLD OUT]
5/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre [SOLD OUT]
6/2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater [SOLD OUT]
6/4 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove
6/5 – Des Moines, IA – Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre
6/7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Three Rivers Arts Festival (FREE)
6/8 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park
6/9 – Portland, ME – State Theatre [SOLD OUT]
6/11 – Shelburne, VT – The Green at Shelburne Museum
6/12 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis [SOLD OUT]
6/15 – Atlanta, GA – Candler Park (FREE)
6/13 – 6/16 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/18 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
6/19 – Knoxville, TN – Bijour Theatre
6/21 – Norfolk VA – The Norva
6/21 – 6/23 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
6/24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
6/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
6/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
6/28 – Chicago, IL – Old St. Pat’s Church Block Party
6/29 – Kansas City, KS – Kanrocksas
7/27 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest
8/1 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan Hotel
8/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
8/17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Mo Pop Festival
8/23 – Simcoe, ON – Gentleman of the Road Stopover [SOLD OUT]
8/29 – Kennett Square, PA – Longwood Gardens
8/30 – Troy, OH – Troy Memorial Stadium [SOLD OUT]
9/1 – Aspen, CO – Snowmass Conference Center
9/6 – Guthrie, OK – Cottonwood Flats Campground [SOLD OUT]
9/7- 9/8 – St. Louis, MO – Loufest
9/13 – St. Augustine, FL – Francis Field [SOLD OUT]
9/27 – 9/28 – Nashville, TN – Southern Ground Music Festival