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Published: 2014/06/03

Jade Castrinos Booted From Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Jade Castrinos has apparently parted ways with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The singer, who was not present during last night’s show in Atlanta, put up a post on her Instagram account earlier this week that reads:

for seven years i sang and wrote music with edward sharpe. they voted me off tour week before they left, via email. lol.

Frontman Alexander Ebert then responded to the allegation with a post on Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s Facebook page, which has since been deleted:

Jade has spoken out about not being on this tour. Her statement left a lot of things to the imagination. Out of respect for Jade, I will keep it that way.

Only we must now explain that simply and sadly, we did not feel right doing this tour with Jade. That fact breaks my heart in ways I don’t want to describe.

With hope with all of ourselves that we reunite with Jade again, free-spirited, and with that daring love that is our only foundation.

love for you all.

Alexander Ebert

In addition, Live For Live Music have also uncovered another Facebook statement from the band that has also been since deleted:

Anyone on here who thinks the story could be as terribly and flatly painted as Jade conveniently did has no idea what this band has always been about. It’s a shame to think anyone would comment anything other than a hope that it heals. If you think we came to this decision suddenly or as some form of punishment you have no idea who we are. If you think that email to jade was not sent 30 seconds after a meeting WITH jade and the band but out of the blue- you have no idea who we are. If you don’t think we spent years trying to heal this very issue as a group, together – years trying to help correct this, love this until it was right, sometimes flailing and other times sailing, but always – you have no idea who we are.

Yet if you do not know that sometimes people must be unwilling to allow a continuation of old patterns to make a change for the better – you simply have not yet lived long enough.

I hope you all do not continue to speculate ignorantly. It is beneath you and it is grotesquely damaging.


There are 24 comments associated with this post

Clive Bigsby June 3, 2014, 17:14:33


Voracious Velociraptor June 3, 2014, 17:26:46

It always cracks me up when a band breaks up or kicks a member, releases zero details, and then bitches and moans that people are speculating about what happened. Don’t want people speculating? Give out the details. If you don’t, expect people to fill in the blanks, and stfu about it.

Dave the slave June 3, 2014, 17:31:11

Listening to a song of theirs. It sounds somewhat similar to the music that Lemmiwinks has on the South Park episode where the lemming is taking a journey through Mr. Slave’s ass.

y June 3, 2014, 17:34:37

^ Has literally been the most intelligent comment I have seen on any jam band related message board or comment section ever.

y June 3, 2014, 17:55:04

I meant raptors comment

Shea June 3, 2014, 17:56:00

WOW! Well, that is definitely the most intelligent comment ever posted on this website by Dave. Perhaps turning over a new leaf from his traditional trolling rants! Only time will tell…....

William June 3, 2014, 18:05:59

Both posts were removed after the announcement. They can be found here:

dave the Slave June 3, 2014, 20:42:28

Sorry guys i was at summer camp and was blown away by trey band! I was wrong all along!

Dave the slave June 3, 2014, 22:57:13

Just kidding. Trey sucks even more now then he used to. Can’t wait for summer tour.

dave the Slave June 4, 2014, 00:18:14

You cant hide from yourself very long… Who am i kidding? i love trey and can’t wait for summer terr!

Dave the slave June 4, 2014, 01:18:52

Yep, can’t wait for the summer tour. Lots of really bad music. Lots of unwashed wookies on drugs. And lots of cops busting wookies who are to messed up to avoid them. And a lot of money for a bunch of washed up hacks that call themselves Phish. Stay strong Phish phans stay strong.

Shea June 4, 2014, 08:29:26

Yeah, didn’t think that would last too long! Looks like the old Dave is back!

Dave the slave June 4, 2014, 12:22:22

Now that I think about it, if there are so many unwashed wookies on Phish tour, that just might be the place for me. There is nothing on earth that is better than an unwashed trailer trash girl, but an unwashed wookie could easily take second place in my book. Going to eat strips of acid and head out there, I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a bunch of middle aged liberal yuppies like ButtFucckles McTwatt tour.

a June 9, 2014, 17:07:26

In 2007 Alex made Jade split royalties 12 ways for “Home”..... Jade new manager some how got them back for her last month and when Alex found out he went fuking nuts and kicked Jade to the curb.

Hole June 10, 2014, 10:04:10

That would of have been like Lindsay Buckingham kicking Stevie Nicks out of Fleetwood Mac in the 70’d because she had some issues.
Bands in the hey day would cancel a tour if one of the members had something going on personally…opposed to swiftfully replacing them or going to collect the tour money as a half assed version of it’s former self.
Dont let these“indie” bands fool you. They are 100% corporate with a lacquer finish of facial hair, patchouli and good will clothing.

Trevor June 12, 2014, 23:36:31

Haha my speculation is grotesquely damaging huh?fuck these hipster douchebags. What twats.

dk70 June 14, 2014, 14:55:35

It looks like there are about 17 people in the band. He could probably jump back on the bus and “blend in”.

Eric June 21, 2014, 22:06:15

Anyone whom uses the word “hipster” is a pretentious douche bag

Eric June 21, 2014, 22:26:24

My guess and I am speculating, is drugs. She’s on them, they’ve tried to get her off them and now they are faced with no other choice. Bands with this many people just don’t last

Beck June 23, 2014, 22:26:32

Whatever the reason is for the split, this band needs jade back. Love the 12 members and how that makes their band but the reality is she is one of the only irreplaceable members.

John July 13, 2014, 11:59:10

Her vocals got me hooked in the first place. Wish everyone well, life’s too short for the acrimony.

JooJoo August 5, 2014, 11:21:44

Alex is a trustfund baby and tries too hard. Jade is real and worked very hard for what she has, she will overcome and surpass him and his dirty white jacket, never letting her sing! Can’t wait for a solo album!!

kimi August 19, 2014, 13:44:53

Sadly Ive heard it was due to Jade refusing to get clean & sober, I believe the band as a whole probablly tried to help her several times, but only an addict can truly decide and want to get clean and sober….. again this is just something I heard, in no way am I claiming this to be the reason for The bands decision. Hopefully she’ll b on the next tour

kimi August 19, 2014, 13:51:53

Heard that Jade was using drugs, i believe the band probablly tried to assist her in getting help…Sadly the band wont be the same without her..No one could ever replace Jade.

Pete B. April 29, 2015, 03:30:30

Just paid $420 for 6 balcony balcony seats to see “Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros” in Chicago, and found out later that Jade Castrinos is no longer with the band. You are very talented “Mr. Sharpe,” but this is false advertising. It is no longer the band you claim. Whatever is less than Zero, is what you are now (i.e., Ed and the -1’s).

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