Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

I’m really excited to share this Aaron Embry track. After consuming mass quantities of music over the years, it’s easy to ignore solo artists with just a first and last name. Although it’s counter to our purpose as music¬†evangelists, I’m totally guilty of judging the solo artist with a knee-jerk, cynical reaction – “Probably just another¬†singer/songwriter.”

Aaron Embry is not your average singer/songwriter, putzing around with an acoustic guitar, mediocre songs and a passable voice. He has spent the past three years as the pianist in Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and he’s toured with Elliott Smith, Daniel Lanois and Willie Nelson. He started recording a solo album called Tiny Prayers in April and it’s set to release this fall.

“Moon Of The Daylit Sky” is the first single and it stopped me in my tracks. It starts off like Mark Olson (The Jayhawks) covering a Willie Nelson song and then grows into something magical – and unique to Embry. His voice has incredible tone and depth and as a songwriter he is equally adept at crafting captivating lyrics and composing beautiful arrangements. ¬†Stream or download the track below. This song is an addiction.

Aaron Embry – Moon Of The Daylit Sky

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I’m sure you’ve seen this NFL commercial by now that features the song “Home” by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. The is the second licensing deal I’ve bumped across in mainstream media for Sharpe and crew (the first was the Ford Fiesta song).

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One of my favorite records from last year was Up From Below by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Woody put it eloquently in his review, saying that they make him want to “crap sunshine.” I wouldn’t advise doing that, because I’m sure it burns. They do put out great summertime music though.

Here’s their latest video for “Home.”

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day Dream

Video: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

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Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros “KISSES OVER BABYLON” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

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