Indie folk outfit Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, who may or may not look like the leaders of a hippie commune, have announced that they are currently back in the studio hard at work on the follow-up to their 2009 debut Up From Below. As stated in an issued press release, the band will release the as-of-yet-untitled album on May 29th, which will be an entirely self-produced effort. Alex Ebert, the band's frontman, had this to say:
The making of this album has spanned a time of immense perseverance and, thankfully, co-creation," said frontman Alex Ebert. "Making this album has been a test of our faith in ourselves and in the universe, and brought us closer together and in greater harmony with one another... A deluge of music has been written and recorded, and we are intensely excited to share it with anyone who wants to feel it."
Prior to the album's release, the band will hit the road for a short tour in which they will showcase material from the upcoming studio effort. You can take a look at all of the tour dates and locations after the jump.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 2012 Tour Dates:
03/14 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
03/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
03/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
03/20 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
03/21 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
03/22 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
03/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
05/31-06/02 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival