Published Feb 07, 2012Having got out his solo jollies with last year's Alexander, songwriter Alex Ebert has returned to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros for the group's second full-length album. The record, which still lacks a title, will be out on May 29 through Community Music/Vagrant.
Sessions have taken place in Bogalusa, LA, and the band's own studio in Ojai, CA. In a statement, Ebert said this of the self-produced collection: "The making of this album has spanned a time of immense perseverance and, thankfully, co-creation. Making this album has been a test of our faith in ourselves and in the universe, and brought us closer together and in greater harmony with one another... A deluge of music has been written and recorded, and we are intensely excited to share it with anyone who wants to feel it."
This album will be the follow-up to 2009's well-received Up from Below. Edward Sharpe have some upcoming U.S. tour dates, which you can see over at their official website.
Consequence of Sound notes that this isn't all that Edward Sharpe fans have to look forward to. Their 2011 Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show, which saw them travelling the U.S. by train, will be the subject of a documentary called Big Easy Express. It will premiere at SXSW this March.