Our artist of the week is the lead singer of indie folk-rock band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; Alexander Ebert.
With a new solo album out this month and a distinctive folksy sound singer Alexander Ebert is our artist of the week.
Alex Ebert launched his musical career as frontman for the quirky Los Angeles dance-rock group Ima Robot. When the band stagnated in 2007, he reinvented himself as Edward Sharpe, leader of neo-hippie folk collective the Magnetic Zeros, whose hit single “Home” climbed the charts in 2010.
This year, the prolific singer-songwriter recorded a solo debut — literally. Ebert played every part on Alexander himself, crafting a collection of songs inspired by his diverse personal influences: hip-hop, ’70s psychedelia, Spaghetti Westerns and Paul Simon. The result is summery, laid-back and seemingly effortless, buoyed by Ebert’s pithy songwriting and natural charisma.