Up from Below

July 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Community Records/Fairfax Recordings
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  • Total Length: 56:48
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  • ASIN: B002G6902U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,907 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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71 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Banjolero on August 12, 2009
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I heard "Home" on the radio yesterday and couldn't wipe the smile off my face. That track is an instant all time fave of mine, and the album is great.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By yowza3 on December 12, 2009
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After stumbling upon "Home" on hypem, I saw their album was just $5 on Amazon. After listening to previews of the other songs on the album, I went ahead and bought it. I don't usually listen to this genre of music but I actually am liking the CD so far. "Home" is already a favorite, as well as Jade, Janglin', and a few others. Their music is different from what I usually listen to, but the purchase was well worth it.
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40 of 47 people found the following review helpful By D. Hoffman on August 18, 2009
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How to describe this sound - rich, dynamic, eclectic: mix one part Arcade Fire, one part Johnny Cash (sprinkled with a pinch of June Carter), toss in some Sgt. Peppers era Beatles, oh and don't forget the AM GOLD. I am just in love with this album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Heather A. Wood on September 8, 2011
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Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros sure does know how to create a debut album worth a million listens, even without the help of anyone named Edward Sharpe. The debut album, titled Up from Below, was released July 2009.

Frontman Alex Ebert and singer Jade Castrinos lead this group with their carefree love for music and folk/hippie styles. Ebert is a messy-haired, barefoot hippie whose love for music easily comes across in this album. The group creates lovable, happy-go-lucky music that makes it irresistible to join in and start singing along.

The name Edward Sharp comes from a messianic figure Ebert created. Ebert - also the lead singer of Ima Robot - was trying to get his life back on track after going through some tough times. He began to write a book that included the character Edward Sharpe, who acted as Ebert's alter-ego. A little later, Ebert met fellow band member Castrinos in Los Angeles, where they then formed the group Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. They have been touring and creating music ever since.

Their debut album truly sets the stage for other up-and-coming folk/rock artists. With a band that is genuinely happy to be playing music - an important aspect of music many bands lack today - the bar is set high. They may not have a huge fan base or an overwhelming amount of experience in today's music scene, but they sure do have talent.

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros use their large size to their advantage. A variety of instruments can be heard throughout the entire album, including a trumpet that adds a lively, up-beat sound. But don't let the collaboration of instruments fool you - the singing is by far one of the best attributes of this band. Ebert and Castrinos are a duo that could take this band far.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph on February 10, 2011
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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' vibe reminded me specifically of the 1995 album Sunday Morning Cartoons Greatest Hits. Though Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros don't have a cartoonish vibe or sound the band evokes a trippy hippy dippy serenity that you use to get from being in your P.J.'s while eating a bowl of Frankenberry in front of the boobtube watching real cartoons. I'm talking about The Banana Splits, H.R. Puff `n' Stuff, and The Bugaloos. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' self titled album has may voices and instruments that are showcased in songs like "40 Day Dream, Janglin, and Home. This group will definitely bring a smile to people who were around in the 60's and generation X'ers who get a kick out of knowing real music. The band will also appeal to college age folks for the "Neo Hippie" go with the flow lyrics. If you catch a music video of this band on youtube then you'll notice the band members of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have a thrift store outdoorsy look the makes you think they wouldn't mind camping outside on the ground. In the videos the bandmates also look like they're having fun and the creativity genes are thriving when they play their folk rock music. Get this album if your head is in the clouds and your feet are on the ground and you want to walk through a field of polyphonic sound saying today was a good day.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Priya86 on January 5, 2012
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I think this is a decent, if not good, album. I listen to mostly folk rock and bluegrass so this band was a bit of a departure from my norm but I had hear a few of these songs before and liked them so I gave it a chance. I like the sound of this album, for the most part it has an upbeat, happy, almost pop-y sound. The instrumental is great. My only complaint is in the vocals. It takes many many listens to be able to decode what is being said and I'm not fond of that. I would say the vocals are the weakness but the instrumental is so good it mostly makes up for it. I'd give it a 3.5 star if I could.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul on March 7, 2011
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I found out about these guys by luck. I noticed my friend John had the song Home in his recent plays list. Then the next morning I heard my brother Steve play the song. Listening to it half asleep, I fell in love with it. Then realizing what I had heard was the same guys John was listening to I decided to get the album and check it out. Edward Sharpe's debut album Up from Below unexpectedly became one of my favorite albums of the year. Edward Sharpe and Crew successfully brought me back to a better time, allowing me to revisit the Wild Wild West as if it were a soundtrack to a classic western film.

Let me first introduce Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. First off, what an awesome band name. The name Edward Sharpe, while only the name of the lead singer's alter ego, sounds completely believable while sounding pretty cool at the same time. The Magnetic Zeroes while on it's own sounds like a decent band, name when combined with Edward Sharpe you have something unique and truly memorable. The lead singer, Alex Ebert, aka Edward Sharpe is a very interesting man. Elbert who was also the lead singer of the rock band IMA Robot, which I am sure none of you have heard of them as I haven't either. Apparently, after years of living a rockn'rolla lifestyle of drugs and partying, Ebert decided to get his life back in line. He spent a year living in a small apartment sleeping on a mattress where he tried to distance himself from others. In an attempt to figure out his true identity Ebert came up with the messianic persona and alter ego Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert the name has no true meaning. It just sounded right. Around that time Ebert met Jade, the lead female singer of the group and that's where Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes began.
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