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Gentlemen of the Road Will Release Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ Album in Europe on August 26th

| 28 June 2013 | Reply


Los Angeles, CA – June 27, 2013 – Gentlemen of the Road, the record label founded by Mumford & Sons, will release the thrilling new self-titled album by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros in Europe on August 26th. The album will be out July 23rd in North America via Community Music.

The album is heralded by a single, ‘Better Days’, whose tale of hope emerging through tough times could be the story of both the album and the landscape from which it sprung. The single is also due out August 26th.

Listen to Better Days on Soundcloud:

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are the first band to be signed to Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road, and the album will be the label’s first release by a band other than Mumford & Sons. The two bands forged an unbreakable bond across many cumulative weeks spent on the road (and rails) together, including the six-city run of shows that comprised the inaugural Railroad Revival Tour in 2011, immortalized in Emmett Malloy’s award-winning film Big Easy Express. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will support Mumford & Sons on a number of dates worldwide in 2013, including UK shows at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and The Convent Field, Lewes (see below for full list of dates).

Mixing soulfulness, raw exuberant pop and psychedelia, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros shows a band constantly evolving and hopeful for the future. Produced by frontman Alex Elbert, its twelve tracks are upbeat, boisterous and passionate, with gospel harmonies, raw vocals, and deep-in-the-pocket rhythms.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros tracklisting:

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

The band play Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on 6 July as special guests of Mumford & Sons, before returning to the UK for a short tour commencing 15 July and culminating in a sold out show at London’s Somerset House on 19 July. The tour is book ended by another appearance with Mumford & Sons at their Gentlemen of the Road stopover in Lewes.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros UK shows:

06 July                        Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London (w/ Mumford & Sons) (SOLD OUT)

15 July                        SWG3, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)

16 July                        The Ritz, Manchester

18 July                        Trinity Centre, Bristol (SOLD OUT)

19 July                        Somerset House, London (SOLD OUT)

20 July                        The Convent Field, Lewes (w/ Mumford & Sons)

About Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros formed in 2007 after singer Alex Ebert met fellow singer Jade Castrinos outside of Little Pedro’s in downtown Los Angeles. In 2009 the 10-member troupe released their debut album, Up From Below, to great reviews from Uncut, NME and Drowned in Sound, among others. Alex’s critically acclaimed solo album – named simply Alexander – follow in 2011, before Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros reconvened for their second album Here, which debuted at #5 on Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its release in May 2012. In between the band has traveled the globe winning friends and fans on the live circuit.

About Gentlemen of the Road: Gentlemen of the Road is a live promotions and record label owned and run by Mumford & Sons.  Following a series of very successful sold-out live events around the world over the past twelve months, the band are extremely excited that they will be releasing Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ self-titled new album on August 26th.  Following the releases of Sigh No More and Babel through the label, ‘Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ marks the first release by a different artist, and is a record that Mumford & Sons are very proud to be associated with.

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