Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jam of the Day | Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros - That's What's Up


I'll be the church, you be the steeple
You be the king, I'll be the people

Remember how obsessed you were with "Home" when it first came out? Well, we think today's Jam of the Day is just as insanely catchy. With the same kind of "you complete me" lyrics as Barry Louis Polisar's "All I Want Is You" ("If I was a flower growing wild and free/ All I'd want is you to be my sweet honeybee...") or Devendra Banhart's "At the Hop" ("Cook me in your breakfast and put me on your plate/ 'Cause you know that I'd taste great..."), the song is a "Let the Sunshine In" love fest jamboree complete with SAT analogies. You just can't deny is unbridled happiness.

And, a little after the 3:00 mark, the band really takes us to church with an a capella chorus backed by nothing but joyful choir handclaps. That's what's up.

HERE comes out May 28th on Rough Trade, but you can preorder the album...uh...here.

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