Latest bit of awesomeness to pass through my auditory cortex

Cash, Dylan, T. Rex, Bowie, Neil Diamond, Arcade Fire, Donovan, Leonard Cohen, Kimya Dawson, The Doors, old Springsteen and barbershop quartets. If you like any two of the previous bands/genres and remotely have a soul, you’ll certainly dig Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

One word:  rollicking.

Two words:  rollicking, groovy.

Three words:  rollicking, groovy, artichoke.

But I digress. So you know, there is no Edward Sharpe in this 9- to 12-member band, which makes their name far cooler. Their debut album is called, “Up From Below,” and a good many of the songs will stay in your head for days—but in a super terrific way, not in a hypnotic brainwashing way. Because it’s damn, damn uplifting music. And rollicking. And we could certainly use some buoyancy in this overpopulated sea of depressing, wanna-cut-myself-with-a-plastic-fork indie rock.

Check this ditty out if you have any sort of taste:

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~ by zactopia on January 19, 2010.

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