The first live album from the band will be released exclusively on BitTorrent Bundle March 16th, with all proceeds benefiting Big Sun Foundation.
In 2012’s tour documentary Big Easy Express, Edward Sharpe frontman Alex Ebert describes why the band hits the road. “To see life the way they saw it more than 100 years ago, when we were all children dreaming to lift ourselves and the world we come in contact with back into the magic.” For five years, the 10-person collective has traveled the world; sharing chaos, compassion, and folk on stages from LA to Sydney.
On March 16th, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros will share their first live double-album exclusively on BitTorrent Bundle. Live In No Particular Order: 2009 – 2014 features more than two hours of music from performances around the world, plus a curated photos and a digital booklet. Unlock the 21-track box set as 320kpbs mp3’s or 24-bit FLAC’s for a minimum pay-what-you-want contribution of $5. All proceeds from album sales go to Big Sun Foundation; a not-for-profit California Corporation dedicated to facilitating more sustainable and communal living throughout the world.
To our amazement, it’s been seven years since our first show. We’ve grown up in that time. Beauty and heartache and joy stretched over that time. Our wills were tested and maybe even bested in that time. But mostly what a triumph that time has been…
We smiled “so much my face hurts”, as you’ll hear. We stressed plenty too, frowned and pained, but mostly we were doubled over laughing or riding our bicycles – and danced – we did a lot of dancing. And we played.
We went from friends to family in that time. We became (and I hold this word as near-sacred) a Band in that time. And here is an album that spans that time.
20 songs from that 7 year frame, as tips of the hat to that time we shared with you – our of appreciators, our co-conspirators, our people.
To accompany the announcement of the new album, the group has released the first single from Live In No Particular Order: 2009-2014, “Better Days”, live from Brixton Academy in London, UK. You can check out a stream of new live track below.
Stay tuned for updates. Live in No Particular Order: 2009 – 2014 comes to BitTorrent Bundle March 16th, 11AM PST.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Live In No Particular Order: 2009-2014
01 Better Days @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 2014
02 40 Day Dream @ NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert | Washington, DC | October 2009
03 If I Were Free @ GOTR Daytrotter Session | Troy, OH | August 30, 2013
04 Janglin @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
05 Up From Below @ Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico | March 20, 2011
06 Brother @ Gurtenfestival| Bern, Switzerland | July 12, 2012
07 Please @ Longwood Gardens | Kennet Square, PA | August 28, 2013
08 Mother @ The Box | New York, NY | July 25, 2013
09 Home @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
10 Mayla @ Babcock Theater | Billings, MT | May 28, 2013
11 They Were Wrong @ ?? | Summer 2013
12 This Life @ ????? | Summer 2013
13 Black Water @ ?? | Spring/Summer 2013
14 I Don’t Wanna Pray @ Brixton Academy | London, UK | February 11, 2014
15 Truth @ Big Top | Los Angeles, CA | October 19, 2013
16 If I Were Free @ Floydfest | Floyd, VA | July 27, 2013
17 Fog On The Tyne @ Sirius XM Studios | New York, NY | August 08, 2012
18 Bad Bad Love @ WXPN’s World Cafe | Philadelphia, PA | June 01, 2011
19 Life Is Hard @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | London, UK | February 12, 2014
20 All Wash Out @ KCRW’s Apogee Sessions | Los Angeles, CA | April 05, 2012
21 All Together
All photos by Stewart Cole
About Big Sun Foundation
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