Gentlemen of the Road will release Edward Sharpe’s self-titled album in Europe on August 26th.
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 26 August in Europe.
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, immortalised 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:
01. Better Days
02. Let’s Get High
05. Country Calling
06. Life Is Hard
07. If I Were Free
08. In The Lion
09. They Were Wrong
10. In the Summer
11. Remember To Remember
12. This Life
The band plays Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on July 6th as special guests of Mumford & Sons, before returning to the UK for a short tour commencing July 15th and culminating in a sold out show at London’s Somerset House on July 19th. The tour is bookended 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)