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Listen to a New Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Track, "This Life"

June 18, 2013  |  1:30pm

After releasing “”Better Days, the first single from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ third record, the band has delivered another sample of their upcoming release, titled “This Life.”

“I hesitate to give away too much, for it’s got an O. Henry ending, as my mom calls it,” frontman Alex Ebert told Rolling Stone, “but I can thankfully say that we may now have recorded a song that I can count among my favorite recordings of all time.”

“This Life” is less jaunty than “Better Days,” and it boasts that full choir sound, strong soulful overtones and Ebert’s haunting vocals. Full of feeling, the frontman’s powerful voice shifts from boisterous shouting to a descent someplace deeper, with Ebert sounding ragged, almost as if on the verge of tears. You can take a listen to the track above.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ forthcoming album, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, will be out July 23, and the band is currently supporting the record on an expansive tour. Check out the dates below:

June
18 - Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Track 29
19 - Knoxville, Tenn. @ Bijour Theatre
21 - Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva
22 - Dover, Del. @ Firefly Music Festival
24 - Kalamazoo, Miss. @ Kalamazoo State Theatre
25 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
26 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Summerfest
28 - Chicago, Ill. @ Old St. Pat’s Church Block Party
29 - Kansas City, Kansas @ Kanrockas

July
2 - Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen Neukölln
3 - Hamburg, Germany @ Mojo Club
6 - London, United Kingdom @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
8 - Paris, France @ Le Trianon Hall
9 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli
11 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live
12 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Alive! Festival
14 - Dublin, Ireland @ Phoenix Park
15 - Glasgow, United Kingdom @ SWG3
16 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ The Ritz
18 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Trinity Centre
19 - London, United Kingdom @ Somerset House
20 - Lewes, United Kingdom @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
26 - Camden, N.J. @ XPoNential Music Festival
27 - Floyd, Va. @ Floydfest

August
1 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan Hotel
4 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
17 - Sterling Heights, Mich. @ Mo Pop Festival
23 - Simcoe, Ontario @ Gentleman of the Road Stopover
25 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre
26 - Louisville, Ky. @ Iroquois Amphitheater
28 - Kennett Square, Pa. @ Longwood Gardens
29 - Columbus, Ohio @ LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
30 - Troy, Ohio @ Troy Memorial Stadium

September
1 - Aspen, Colo. @ Snowmass Conference Center
4 - Austin, Texas @ Stubbs Waller Creek
5 - Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
6 - Guthrie, Okla. @ Cottonwood Flats Campground
7-8 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Loufest
9 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Iron City
10 - Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
12 - Saint Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
13 - St. Augustine, Fla. @ Francis Field
27-28 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Southern Ground Music Festival

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