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Live Video: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Live Video
Jim Beckmann
photo by Morgen Schuler (view set)

You should expect chaos when a world full of musicians enters your room. Even as the live session began, the twelve members of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros were still scrambling to find their place and check their tuning. But it fits their neo-hippy vibe. After all, long before Josh Tillman reinvented himself as Father John Misty, LA musician Alex Ebert turned from the high energy glam rock of his previous group, Ima Robot, and formed the folky cult collective of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, seeming much more at ease with breezier melodies and heart felt lyrics under this new stage moniker. In 2009, you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing their infectious single "Home," which became a commercial success despite Ebert's laid back attitude. While over the last few years, the group has grown to a full dozen extremely talented musicians, they never lost their carefree, roll with the punches attitude that makes every performance, like this one on a warm Seattle summer day at KEXP, unique and memorable:

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