is the third album by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It was released on July 23, 2013 in North America and was released on July 29, 2013 around the world through Vagrant Records, Rough Trade Records and Communion Records. Frontman Alex Ebert stated that "These songs mean everything to me - It's the rawest, most liberated, most rambunctious stuff we've done." 
On May 22, 2013, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros posted "Better Days", the first single from the upcoming album on their Soundcloud and Tumblr pages.
On July 15, 2013, the band made the whole album available for streaming online through
The band uploaded a music video for their second single, "Life Is Hard", on their YouTube channel on September 19, 2013. The music video, filmed in The Box Theatre in
New York, was performed in front of a live audience on August 25, 2013.  
Track listing [ edit ]
Alex Ebert, Nico Aglietti 4:25
"Let's Get High"
Ebert, Seth Ford-Young, Mark Noseworthy
"Life Is Hard"
Jade Castrinos, Ebert
"If I Were Free"
Ebert, Josh Collazo, Ford-Young, Noseworthy
"In the Lion"
"They Were Wrong"
"In the Summer"
"Remember to Remember"
Castrinos, Stewart Cole, Ebert
"Give Me a Sign"
"When You're Young"
Personnel [ edit ]
Alex Ebert - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, string arrangements, keyboards, electric bass, basketball, melodica
Jade Castrinos - vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine
Christian Letts - electric and acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, mandolin, marching bass drum, vocals
Stewart Cole - trumpet, synths, piano, alto horn, flugelhorn, baritone horn, cornet, hammond and lowrey organs, wurli, clav, pump organ, recorder, vocals
Mark Noseworthy - electric and acoustic guitar, 11 string guitar, ronrocco, tenor banjo, slide guitar, electric 12 string guitar, mandolin, vocals
Crash - vocals
Orpheo McCord - percussion, drums, marimba, vocals
Nora Kirkpatrick - accordion, organ, keys, omnichord, vocals Josh Collazo - drums, concert toms, percussion, alto saxophone, vocals
Seth Ford-Young - electric bass, upright bass, vocals
Aaron Arntz - piano on Better Days and If I Were Free
Nico Algietti - electric guitar on Remember to Remember, Please, acoustic on Life Is Hard
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - piano on Life Is Hard
Aaron Embry - piano and organ solo on This Life
Nathaniel Markman - violin on They Were Wrong and Remember to Remember
Fred Bows and Susie Park - violins on Two, Life Is Hard, and In The Lion
Matt Linesch - Engineer/Mixer
Reception [ edit ]
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On Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics,
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros holds an average score of 61, based on 21 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". 
The album debuted at No. 14 on Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Folk Albums chart,
selling around 18,000 copies in its first week . It has sold 60,000 copies as of March 2016.  
References [ edit ]
^ "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros detail new album, summer tour". Consequence of Sound. 2013-05-07 . Retrieved . 2013-12-03
^ "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Better Days". Edwardsharpeandthemagneticzeros.tumblr.com . Retrieved . 2013-12-03
^ Thompson, Stephen (2013-07-14). "First Listen: 'Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. NPR '" . Retrieved . 2013-12-03
^ Moskovitch, Greg (25 September 2013). "Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Unveil Video For New Single 'Life Is Hard. Musicfeeds.com '" . Retrieved . 5 January 2014
^ Hudson, Alex (19 September 2013). "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Life Is Hard" (live video)". Exclaim.ca . Retrieved . 5 January 2014
^ a b "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic . Retrieved . 2013-08-12
^ Thomas, Fred. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
^ Koellner, Amanda. "Album Review: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros". Consequence of Sound . Retrieved . Jul 23, 2013
^ "Folk Album". Billboard. August 10, 2013.
^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Billboard Canadian Albums". Billboard.
^ "Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros". Official Charts Company.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Billboard 200". Billboard.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Independent Albums". Billboard.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Rock Albums". Billboard.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Tastemaker Album". Billboard.
^ "Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros > Vinyl Albums". Billboard.
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