Here is your chance to give a listen to the sophomore release, Here, by Folk-Pop darlings Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. While it hasn’t struck me quite as quickly as their debut album Up From Below, it is definitely another treasure trove of well written pop tunes that exude an overall feeling of peace, love and happiness. Listen to what may be the lead single, “That’s What’s Up”, below.
Stream the entire album over at NPR. The album is slated for release, next Tuesday, May 29th.
Also, check out our post about the band, from back in February here.
WU LYF is playing tonight and tomorrow night in New York City. The UK band has been one of the most buzzed about, cult bands of the last year. Their anonymity (until recently) has cloaked them in a shroud of mystery, not to mention their cryptic name which stands for World Unite Lucifer Youth Foundation. Their self described “heavy pop” sound is an interesting mix of shoegaze walls of sound layed over bombastic beats. The most striking feature of the band is their lead singer’s distinctively gruff and aggressive vocal approach. It seems as if their mission is to urge people to revolt against whatever it is that suppresses them or prevents their happiness. Watch the video for “DIRT” below.