Published Jan 11, 2011Just like how there's no Floyd in Pink Floyd and how the guy with the goofy hat in Jamiroquai is actually called Jay, the singer of commune rockers Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros isn't named Edward. The dude's name is Alex Ebert, and he's shedding his mega-ensemble to go the solo artist route.
According to a press release, Ebert, who also pitched woo for new wavers Ima Robot, prepped his debut solo disc, fittingly titled Alexander, all by his lonesome. Without the confines of his co-conspirators in the Magnetic Zeros, the artist was left to his own devices, reportedly playing violin and clarinet on the album.
Of his new set, he had this to say: "[Alexander's] a very humble album with sky's-the-limit sort of qualities, and so I didn't really shy away from doing whatever I felt like doing."
Don't fret if you're a fan of the Magnetic Zeros, though. Ebert plans to return to the studio to crank out a sophomore set of psychedelic folk rock with his group.
Alexander comes out March 1 via Community Music.
1. "Let's Win!"
2. "Awake My Body"
4. "In The Twilight"
5. "Bad Bad Love"
6. "Old Friend"
7. "A Million Years"
8. "Remember Our Heart"
10. "Let's Make a Deal to Not Make a Deal"