Here (Edward Sharpe album)

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Here
Studio album by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Released May 29, 2012
Genre Indie folk, gospel, folk rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 37:58
Label Vagrant Records, Rough Trade Records
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros chronology
Up from Below
(2009)
Here
(2012)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
(2013)
Singles from Here
  1. "Man on Fire"
    Released: May 09, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[1]
Paste Magazine (4.9/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10)[3]
Under The Gun Review 5/10 [4]

Here is the second album from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It was preceded by Up from Below. Recorded at Adios Studios, a.k.a. the Ed Shed in Ojai, California and at Studio in the Country in Louisiana, it was released on May 29, 2012 by Vagrant Records and Rough Trade Records. It received mostly positive reviews, ranking #7 on Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2012 list, saying "Frontman Alex Ebert sings earnestly about love and spirituality, letting his mind wander pleasantly over the band's homespun harmonies and easy-going folk-psych instrumentation."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alex Ebert, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Man on Fire"   4:19
2. "That's What's Up"   3:52
3. "I Don't Wanna Pray"   3:26
4. "Mayla"   5:42
5. "Dear Believer"   4:46
6. "Child"   3:09
7. "One Love to Another"   3:32
8. "Fiya Wata"   4:12
9. "All Wash Out"   4:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Alex Ebert - vocals, guitars, percussion, organ, string arrangements
  • Jade Castrinos - vocals
  • Stewart Cole - piano, organ, synths, wurlitzer, pump organ, trumpet, alto horn, baritone horn, trombone, omnichord, vocals
  • Josh Collazo - drums, vocals
  • Seth Ford-Young - electric and acoustic bass, electric guitar, vocals
  • Nora Kirkpatrick - accordion, organ, synth, vocals
  • Christian Letts - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Orpheo McCord - drums, percussion, marimba, drum machines, didgeridoo, vocals

With:

  • Mark Noseworthy - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 11 string guitar, charango, ronrocco, banjo, vocals
  • Aaron Arntz - piano, clavinet
  • Aaron Embry - piano, harmonica
  • Nico Algietti - guitars
  • Aaron Older - bass
  • Nathaniel Markman - fiddle, viola
  • George Castrinos - slide guitar on "Fiya Wata"
  • Matt Linesch - Engineer/Mixing Engineer

Commercial performance[edit]

Here debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200, with 35,000 copies sold in its first week.[6][7] Up from Below, their debut album, peaked at #76.[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ritt, Megan (May 29, 2012). "Album Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Here". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved Jul 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: Here". Paste Magazine. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: Here". Pitchfork Media. 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  4. ^ "REVIEW: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: 'Here'". Under the Gun Review. May 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2012-20121205/edward-sharpe-and-the-magnetic-zeros-here-19691231
  6. ^ "Edward Sharpe Eyeing March 2013 For 'More Rambunctious' Album". billboard.com. September 24, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros 'Here' Album Review". thecelebritycafe.com. November 8, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Up from Below - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros". billboard.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012.