Fans eagerly anticipating another record from the exuberant and mercurial Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros should be happy to hear that the band’s second album, Here, is set to drop on May 29th – reportedly the first of two scheduled releases for 2012. The second track to be released – which is also the second track on the album – is titled “That’s What’s Up” and is powered by Jade Castrinos’ adorable, scratchy, sweet vocal. Usual lead singer Alex Ebert chips in as backup and the two create the sort of off-kilter harmony that was only hinted at on Up From Below.
Previous work from this group flirted with folk and country rhythms while mostly showcasing a ton of bubbly indie-pop. This track, however, hearkens directly back to a time when Johnny Cash and June Carter were keepin’ on the sunny side without sacrificing one bit of the charming enthusiasm the band is known for. It’s rich, textured, and the last thirty seconds are infectious enough to create an instant toe-tapping, hand-clapping epidemic.
STREAM: Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros – “That’s What’s Up”