Up from Below

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Up from Below
Studio album by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Released July 7, 2009
Genre Indie folk, folk rock, neo-psychedelia
Length 56:58
Label Vagrant Records, Rough Trade Records
Producer Aaron Older, Edward Sharpe, Nicolo Aglietti
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros chronology
Here Comes
Up from Below
Singles from Up from Below
  1. "Carries On"
    Released: 23 March 2009
  2. "Simplest Love"
    Released: 25 May 2009
  3. "40 Day Dream"
    Released: 31 August 2009
  4. "Home"
    Released: 11 January 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
The Arts Section (Positive) [3]
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [5]
Pitchfork Media (4.1/10) [6]
Prefix Mag (8.5/10) [7]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars [8]
Uncut 4/5 stars

Up from Below is the first full-length album from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It was preceded by Here Comes EP.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alex Ebert (credited fictitiously as "Edward Sharpe"), except where noted. 

Up from Below
No. Title Length
1. "40 Day Dream"   3:54
2. "Janglin"   3:50
3. "Up from Below" (Nico Aglietti,Tay Strathairn, Ebert) 4:10
4. "Carries On"   4:31
5. "Jade!" (Christian Letts, Ebert) 3:44
6. "Home" (Jade Castrinos, Ebert) 5:06
7. "Desert Song"   4:30
8. "Black Water"   3:51
9. "Come in Please" (Aglietti, Ebert) 5:07
10. "Simplest Love"   2:53
11. "Kisses over Babylon"   5:16
12. "Brother" (Aglietti, Ebert) 3:57
13. "Om Nashi Me"   6:16
14. "Carries On" (KCRW.com Presents [U.S. digital-only bonus track]) 4:26
15. "Desert Song" ([U.S. digital-only bonus video]) 6:54

In popular culture[edit]

"Kisses Over Babylon" the music video appeared in 8th season of Beavis and Butthead in the episode "Bathroom Break"

"40 Day Dream" was featured in a promo for season 5 of Mad Men.

"Janglin" was featured in a commercial for the 2011 Ford Fiesta.

"Home" was featured in a commercial for the NFL that focused on many cities and their home fans. It was used in the 2014 movie The Book of Life,[9] in an episode of Community entitled "Debate 109", and in the season 1 finale of Raising Hope. "Home" was covered by the cast of Glee in the sixth season episode "Homecoming". The commercial ubiquity of "Home" and other derivative pop folk songs eventually grew to frustrate Ebert.[10]

"Om Nashi Me" was featured in Andrew Reynold's part for the Emerica video "Stay Gold"


Chart (2009) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[11] 86
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 132
UK Chart (2013) 72
Billboard 200[13] 76


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