Cleveland Music Scene

Do You Remember That Day You Fell Out of My Window? by ClevelandBloggers
September 16, 2010, 5:17 am
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Many of you may have been hearing a song called “Home“, by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on the radio lately. If you’ve heard it on STAR 98.7…you’ve been cheated! They only play the first three minutes and ten seconds. The song is actually about five minutes long! Thy cut out a whole dialogue part of the song between lead singer, Alex Ebert and guitarist/vocalist Jade Castrinos. The music slows down to just guitars and they say: “Jade?”  “Alexander.” “Do you remember that day you fell out of my window?” “I sure do, you came jumping out after me.” “Well, you fell on the concrete, and nearly broke your ass, and you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?” “Yes, I do.” “Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.” “What didn’t you tell me?” “While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was going to be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you until just now!”

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are a folk/alternative rock band. They sound very similar to the music Johnny Cash and June Carter did together. There are ten people in the band. Some of the instruments they play include guitar, piano, tenor ukulele, banjo, and accordion. The band’s name comes from a book that Alex Ebert is writing about a man named Edward Sharpe who “Was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Jade and Alex speak to eachother in the song “Home” and Jade has a song named after her on their album Up From Below.

My favorite song by Edward Shape & The Magnetic Zeros is a tie between “Janglin” and “Home“. “Janglin” has been featured in a 2011 Ford Fiesta commercial, and “Home” was in a trailer for the movie Cyrus. They also played Coachella last April. Jade has a deep raspy voice, which compliments the music and Alex’s vocals perfectly. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are a really great band, and hopefully we’ll be getting a new album from them soon.


(P.S.) Check out some of the other bands Alex Ebert is in!


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Hey, anybody else out there with helpful advice on how to easily learn to play the piano?

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