So it turns out that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros won’t simply release Here, which drops May 29, this year. The folk-tinged band is working on a companion album that will indeed hit shelves in 2012. That is, of course, if everything goes according to plan, but that’s what frontman Alex Ebert is betting on:
“In the middle of the recording process we realized we were essentially making a double album. Being four years since our last album, the writing explored a wide variety of subject and sound, as it turned out we had a lot to say,” said the band’s Alex Ebert.
“Instead of putting it out all at once, we found that two different albums seemed to be forming. Alone these albums are albums. Together these albums express a varying and so relatively living portrait of our lives.”
Sounds good. You can stream the band’s latest song, “Man on Fire,” below.