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Published: 2012/03/26

Edward Sharpe to Release Two Albums in 2012

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will release a second studio album later this year. This album will arrive only a few months after the psych-folk group releases Here on May 29, 2012.

“In the middle of the recording process we realized we were essentially making a double album. Being four years since our last album, the writing explored a wide variety of subject and sound, as it turned out we had a lot to say,” said the band’s Alex Ebert in a statement. “Instead of putting it out all at once, we found that two different albums seemed to be forming. Alone these albums are albums. Together these albums express a varying and so relatively living portrait of our lives.”

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros today posted the final tracklisting for Here this morning on their website, and recently unveiled the artwork for the album.

“The hard division created by the horizon of sea and sky represents the appearance of a dualistic world of dark and light, us and them, here and there,” Ebert said in a statement. “The circle that breaks the dividing line between the sea and the sky represents what feels to be the underlying truth: that creation lives not by the laws of duality or division, but emanates from everything at once, swirling all falsely-held boundaries in a wonder of every spectrum of experience.”

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